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Full Text of HB2908  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2A-1.2 and 2A-48 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
7    Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated schedule of elections; offices
8elections - offices designated.
9    (a) At the general election in the appropriate
10even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or
11shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
12        (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
13    United States. ;
14        (2) United States Senator and United States
15    Representative. ;
16        (3) State Executive Branch elected officers. ;
17        (4) State Senator and State Representative. ;
18        (5) County elected officers, including State's
19    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
20    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
21    Executive. ;
22        (6) Circuit Court Clerk. ;
23        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in



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1    counties or educational service regions in which that
2    office has been abolished. ;
3        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
4    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies
5    and newly created judicial offices. ;
6        (9) (Blank). ;
7        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
8    Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, and elected Trustee
9    of other Sanitary Districts. ;
10        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
11    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
12    authorizing the creation of the district requires an
13    annual election and permits or requires election of
14    candidates of political parties.
15        (12) Beginning on November 5, 2024, the elected
16    members of the Chicago Board of Education; the election of
17    members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be a
18    nonpartisan election as provided for under this Code and
19    may be conducted on a separate ballot.
20    (b) At the general primary election:
21        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
22    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
23    at the general election in that year, except where
24    pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political
25    parties is made by caucus.
26        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the



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1    political party offices of State central committeeperson,
2    township committeeperson, ward committeeperson, and
3    precinct committeeperson shall be filled and delegates and
4    alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
5    shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code.
6    In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential
7    election is to be held, candidates in the Presidential
8    preference primary shall also be on the ballot.
9        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
10    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
11    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
12    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois
13    Municipal Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the
14    offices of such municipal officers shall be filled at an
15    election held on the date of the general primary election,
16    provided that the municipal election shall be a
17    nonpartisan election where required by the Illinois
18    Municipal Code. For partisan municipal elections in
19    even-numbered years, a primary to nominate candidates for
20    municipal office to be elected at the general primary
21    election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding
22    that election.
23        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
24    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
25    the members of the board of education whose terms expire
26    in the year in which the general primary is held shall be



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1    elected.
2    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
3odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
4        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
5    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
6    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
7    of political parties, the runoff election where required
8    by law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
9    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election;
10    and provided further, in the case of municipal officers
11    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
12    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
13    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
14    filled by election or by runoff election as may be
15    provided by such ordinance;
16        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
17        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
18        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
19        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
20        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
21    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
22    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
23    requires election of candidates of political parties;
24        (7) Township officers, including township park
25    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
26    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township



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1    Assessors;
2        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
3        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
4    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
5        (10) The directors and chair of the Chain O Lakes - Fox
6    River Waterway Management Agency;
7        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
8    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve
9    District Act;
10        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
11    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
12    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
13    counties or educational service regions having a
14    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members
15    of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
16    school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
17        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
18        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
19        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
20    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
21        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
22    Districts;
23        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
24    otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
25    governing those districts does not permit candidates of
26    political parties.



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1    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
2odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
3nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
4election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
5of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
6except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
7subsection (c).
8    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
9odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
10shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
11mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
12to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
13elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
14required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in
15a nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to
16law candidates for such office are not permitted to be
17candidates of political parties.
18    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
19odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
20elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
21an ordinance providing a form of government of the
22municipality pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the
24    (e) (Blank).
25    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
26questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and



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1any special election otherwise required or authorized by law
2or by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
3    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
4established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
5the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers
6are to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
7election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
8provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
9officers shall be subject to the referendum.
10    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
11officials established in this Article, any community college
12district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
13to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
14hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
15members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
16effective date of the new district.
17    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
18any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
19to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
20held in the precinct on that date.
21    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
22the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
23(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19; revised 12-14-20.)
24    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
25    Sec. 2A-48. Chicago Board of Education and Board of School



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1Directors; member; time of election Directors - Member - Time
2of Election. Except as otherwise provided, a A member of a
3Board of School Directors or a member of an elected Board of
4Education, as the case may be, shall be elected at each
5consolidated election to succeed each incumbent member whose
6term ends before the following consolidated election.
7Beginning with the 2024 general election, the Chicago Board of
8Education elected members shall be elected as provided in
9subsection (b-15) of Section 34-3 of the School Code.
10(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
11    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing
12Sections 34-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections
1334-4.1, 34-18.67, 34-18.68, 34-18.69, and 34-21.9 as follows:
14    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
15    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
16Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
17    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
18amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
19Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
20and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval
21of the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
22Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
23fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
24its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of



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1the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
2June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
3Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
4Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
5through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
6approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
7the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
8designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
9The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
10executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
11executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
12at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
13simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
14    (b) This subsection applies until January 15, 2025. Within
1530 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
16the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
17(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
18shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
19July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
20the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
21serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
22initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
23terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
24appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
25successor is appointed and qualified.
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1Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) are
2abolished when the new board, consisting of 21 members, is
3appointed by the Mayor and elected by the electors of the
4school district as provided under subsections (b-10) and
5(b-15) and takes office.
6    (b-10) By December 16, 2024 for a term of office beginning
7on January 15, 2025, the Mayor shall appoint 10 Chicago Board
8of Education members, with the advice and consent of the City
9Council, to serve terms of 2 years. All appointed members
10shall serve until a successor is appointed or elected and
11qualified. Thereafter at the expiration of the term of any
12member a successor shall be elected appointed by the Mayor and
13shall hold office for a term of 4 years, from January 15 July 1
14of the year in which the term commences and until a successor
15is appointed or elected and qualified. Any vacancy in the
16appointed membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall
17be filled through appointment by the Mayor, with the consent
18of the Board, for the unexpired term. The terms of the 10
19appointed members under this subsection shall end on January
2014, 2027. By December 16, 2024 for a term of office beginning
21on January 15, 2025, the Mayor shall appoint a President of the
22Board, with the advice and consent of the City Council, for a
23term of 2 years. No appointment to membership on the Chicago
24Board of Education that is made by the Mayor under this
25subsection shall require the approval of the City Council,
26whether the appointment is made for a full term or to fill a



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1vacancy for an unexpired term on the Board. The board shall
2elect annually from its number a president and vice-president,
3in such manner and at such time as the board determines by its
4rules. The president elected by the voters and vice-president
5elected by the board officers so elected shall each perform
6the duties imposed upon their respective office by the rules
7of the board, provided that (i) the president shall preside at
8meetings of the board and shall only have voting rights to
9break a voting tie of the other Chicago Board of Education
10elected and appointed members vote as any other member but
11have no power of veto, and (ii) the vice president shall
12perform the duties of the president if that office is vacant or
13the president is absent or unable to act. Beginning with the
142026 general election, one member shall be elected at large
15and serve as the president of the board. After January 15,
162027, the president shall preside at meetings of the board and
17vote as any other member but have no power of veto. The
18secretary of the Board shall be selected by the Board and shall
19be an employee of the Board rather than a member of the Board,
20notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties
21of the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the Board.
22    (b-15) Beginning with the 2024 general election, 10
23members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected to
24serve a term of 4 years in office beginning on January 15,
252025. Beginning with the 2026 general election, 10 members of
26the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected to serve a term



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1of 4 years in office beginning on January 15, 2027. Whenever a
2vacancy of a Chicago Board of Education elected board member
3occurs, the President of the Board shall notify the Mayor of
4the vacancy within 7 days after its occurrence and shall,
5within 30 days, fill the vacancy for the remainder of the
6unexpired term by majority vote of the remaining board
7members. The successor shall have the same qualifications as
8his or her predecessor.
9    For purposes of elections conducted under this subsection,
10the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into electoral
11districts as provided under subsection (a) of Section 34-21.9.
12From January 15, 2025 to January 14, 2027, each district shall
13be represented by one elected member and one appointed member.
14After January 15, 2027, each district shall be represented by
15one elected member.
16    (b-30) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
17a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
18former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
19a period of one year immediately after termination of service
20on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
21compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
22the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
23preceding termination of service on the board, participated
24personally and substantially in the award of contracts with
25the board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
26change orders with the board or the school district, with a



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1cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
2its parent or subsidiary.
3    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
4in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
5term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
6student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
7student member as an advisor. The student member may not
8participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
9(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
10    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
11    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility. To be eligible for election or
12appointment to the board, a person shall be a citizen of the
13United States, shall be a registered voter as provided in the
14Election Code, shall have been a resident of the city and, if
15applicable, the electoral district, for at least one year 3
16years immediately preceding his or her election or
17appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as defined
18in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A person is
19ineligible for election or appointment to the board if that
20person is an employee of the school district. All persons
21eligible for election to the board shall be nominated by a
22petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within the
23electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on the
24ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the board
25at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less



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1than 2,500 voters residing within the city. Permanent removal
2from the city by any member of the board during his term of
3office constitutes a resignation therefrom and creates a
4vacancy in the board. Board Except for the President of the
5Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees who may be paid
6compensation for his or her services as chief executive
7officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in subsection
8(a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve without any
9compensation; provided, that board members shall be reimbursed
10for expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties
11upon submission of proper receipts or upon submission of a
12signed voucher in the case of an expense allowance evidencing
13the amount of such reimbursement or allowance to the president
14of the board for verification and approval. Board members The
15board of education may continue to provide health care
16insurance coverage, employer pension contributions, employee
17pension contributions, and life insurance premium payments for
18an employee required to resign from an administrative,
19teaching, or career service position in order to qualify as a
20member of the board of education. They shall not hold other
21public office under the Federal, State or any local government
22other than that of Director of the Regional Transportation
23Authority, member of the economic development commission of a
24city having a population exceeding 500,000, notary public or
25member of the National Guard, and by accepting any such office
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1held at the time of being elected or appointed to the board
2within 30 days after such election or appointment, shall be
3deemed to have vacated their membership in the board.
4(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
5    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
6    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
7requirements of the general election law, the form of
8petitions under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be
9substantially as follows:
12    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
14    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
15residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
16resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
17the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
18(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
20    Name: .................. Address: ...................
21    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
22for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial
23or initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly
24known, or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
25candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her



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1name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
2Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
3last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's
4name on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as
5(list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name
6changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the
7petition must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
8stating the candidate's previous names during the period
9specified in clause (i) and the date or dates each of those
10names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be
11grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for
12the ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name
13changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
14or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
15dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
16marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation,
17such as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
18Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
19implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
20or similar information may be used in connection with the
21candidate's surname.
22    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
23education shall be filed with the board of election
24commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal
25office of the school district is located within the time
26provided for by the general election law, except that



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1petitions for the nomination of members of the board of
2education for the March 15, 2022 election shall be prepared
3and certified on the same schedule as the petition schedule
4for the candidates for the General Assembly. The board of
5election commissioners shall receive and file only those
6petitions that include a statement of candidacy, the required
7number of voter signatures, the notarized signature of the
8petition circulator, and a receipt from the county clerk
9showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic
10interest on or before the last day to file as required by the
11Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election
12commissioners may have petition forms available for issuance
13to potential candidates and may give notice of the petition
14filing period by publication in a newspaper of general
15circulation within the school district not less than 10 days
16prior to the first day of filing. The board of election
17commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
18authorities in accordance with the general election law.
19    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
20which the principal office of the school district is located
21shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
22is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
23the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
24law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
25State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
26requirements of the general election law. The board of



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1election commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the
2last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the
3petitioner in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
4    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
5has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
6vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
7his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
8the vacant term by written declaration.
9    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
10named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
11receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
12filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
13Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
14filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
15or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
16the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
17election law.
18    (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
19    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
20    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
21the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
22transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
23of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
24General shall have the authority to conduct investigations
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1financial mismanagement in public education within the
2jurisdiction of the board by a local school council member or
3an employee, contractor, or member of the board or involving
4school projects managed or handled by the Public Building
5Commission. The Inspector General shall make recommendations
6to the board about the investigations. The Inspector General
7in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
8shall serve for a term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her
9successors in office shall each be appointed by the Mayor,
10without the consent or approval of the City Council, for 4 year
11terms expiring on June 30th of an even numbered year; however,
12beginning January 15, 2025, successors shall be appointed by
13the board instead of the Mayor. If the Inspector General
14leaves office or if a vacancy in that office otherwise occurs,
15the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
16the City Council, a successor to serve under this Section for
17the remainder of the unexpired term; however, beginning
18January 15, 2027, successors shall be appointed by the board
19instead of the Mayor. The Inspector General shall be
20independent of the operations of the board and the School
21Finance Authority, and shall perform other duties requested by
22the board.
23    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
24information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
25the office. If the Inspector General determines that a
26possible criminal act has been committed or that special



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1expertise is required in the investigation, he or she shall
2immediately notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook
3County State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
4Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
5the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
6    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
7access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
8leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
9city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
11    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
12witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
13pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
14person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
15fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
16papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
17knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
18this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
19    (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
20the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
21investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
22year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
23Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
24investigations made under this Section for the period
25commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
26May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition



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1of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
2confidential or identifying information concerning the
3subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries
4shall also include detailed recommended administrative actions
5and matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
6    (f) (Blank).
7    (g) (Blank).
8(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new)
10    Sec. 34-18.67. Independent Financial Review. The Chicago
11Board of Education shall commission an independent review and
12report of the district's finances and entanglements with the
13City of Chicago. No later than June 30, 2025, the report shall
14be provided to the Governor, Illinois State Board of
15Education, Illinois General Assembly, the Mayor of the City of
16Chicago, and the Chicago Board of Education. The Illinois
17State Board of Education shall review the independent review
18and report and make recommendations to the legislature on the
19Chicago Board of Education's ability to operate with the
20financial resources available to it as an independent unit of
21local government.
22    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.68 new)
23    Sec. 34-18.68. Chicago Board of Education Non-Citizen
24Advisory Board.



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1    (a) The Chicago Board of Education Diversity Advisory
2Board is created to provide non-citizen students with maximum
3opportunity for success during their elementary and secondary
4education experience.
5    (b) The Chicago Board of Education Non-Citizen Advisory
6Board is composed of individuals appointed by the Mayor to
7advise the Chicago Board of Education on but not limited to the
8following issues:
9        (1) Appropriate ways to create an equitable and
10    inclusive learning environment for non-citizen students;
11        (2) Strengthening student, parent, and guardian
12    privacy and confidentiality in school-related issues;
13        (3) Establishing appropriate communication methods
14    between the district and non-citizen students to maximize
15    interactions between the student's school, parents, and
16    guardians;
17        (4) Ensuring principals and other district leaders
18    learn and disseminate information on resources available
19    to non-citizen students and their families;
20        (5) Developing appropriate methods by which
21    non-citizen students are encouraged and supported to
22    continue their education at an institution of higher
23    education; and
24        (6) Providing the perspective of non-citizen families
25    and students who are affected by Board actions,
26    governance, policies, and procedures.



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1    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.69 new)
2    Sec. 34-18.69. Moratorium on school closings,
3consolidations, and phase-outs. The Board shall not approve
4any school closings, consolidations, or phase-outs until the
5Board of Education is seated on January 15, 2025.
6    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
7    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
8reapportionment of districts.
9    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
10subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of Chicago shall be
11subdivided into 10 electoral districts for the 2024 elections
12and into 20 electoral districts for the 2026 elections after
13the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
14Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago
15Board of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on
16or before February 1, 2022. Each district must be compact,
17contiguous, and substantially equal in population and
18consistent with the Illinois Voting Rights Act.
19    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
20General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
21reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with
22the requirements in subsection (a). The reapportionment plan
23shall be completed and formally approved by the General
24Assembly not less than 90 days before the last date



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1established by law for the filing of nominating petitions for
2the second school board election after the decennial census
3year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
4within the electoral district from which the member was
5elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until
6the expiration of the member's regular term. All new members
7shall be elected from the electoral districts as
9    Section 95. Rulemaking authority. The Chicago Board of
10Education may adopt rules necessary to implement the
11provisions of this Act.