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1     AN ACT concerning local government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941 is
5 amended by changing Section 21-22 as follows:
6     (65 ILCS 20/21-22)  (from Ch. 24, par. 21-22)
7     Sec. 21-22. General election for aldermen; vacancies.
8     (a) A general election for aldermen shall be held in the
9 year 1943 and every 4 years thereafter, at which one alderman
10 shall be elected from each of the 50 wards provided for by this
11 Article. The aldermen elected shall serve for a term of 4 years
12 beginning at noon on the third Monday in May following the
13 election of city officers, and until their successors are
14 elected and have qualified. All elections for aldermen shall be
15 in accordance with the provisions of law in force and operative
16 in the City of Chicago for such elections at the time the
17 elections are held.
18     (b) Vacancies occurring in the office of alderman shall be
19 filled in the manner prescribed for filling vacancies in
20 Section 3.1-10-51 Section 3.1-10-50 of the Illinois Municipal
21 Code. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 60
22 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an
23 appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and



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1 function of the State and is a denial and limitation under
2 Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois
3 Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to
4 require that an appointment be made within a different period
5 after the vacancy occurs.
6 (Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)
7     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8 becoming law.