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Full Text of HB2908  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Robert F. Martwick

Filed: 6/1/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2908 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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. ;



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1        (4) State Senator and State Representative. ;
2        (5) County elected officers, including State's
3    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
4    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
5    Executive. ;
6        (6) Circuit Court Clerk. ;
7        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in
8    counties or educational service regions in which that
9    office has been abolished. ;
10        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
11    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies
12    and newly created judicial offices. ;
13        (9) (Blank). ;
14        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
15    Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, and elected Trustee
16    of other Sanitary Districts. ;
17        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
18    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
19    authorizing the creation of the district requires an
20    annual election and permits or requires election of
21    candidates of political parties.
22        (12) Beginning on November 5, 2024, the elected
23    members of the Chicago Board of Education; the election of
24    members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be a
25    nonpartisan election as provided for under this Code and
26    may be conducted on a separate ballot.



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1    (b) At the general primary election:
2        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
3    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
4    at the general election in that year, except where
5    pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political
6    parties is made by caucus.
7        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
8    political party offices of State central committeeperson,
9    township committeeperson, ward committeeperson, and
10    precinct committeeperson shall be filled and delegates and
11    alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
12    shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code.
13    In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential
14    election is to be held, candidates in the Presidential
15    preference primary shall also be on the ballot.
16        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
17    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
18    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
19    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois
20    Municipal Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the
21    offices of such municipal officers shall be filled at an
22    election held on the date of the general primary election,
23    provided that the municipal election shall be a
24    nonpartisan election where required by the Illinois
25    Municipal Code. For partisan municipal elections in
26    even-numbered years, a primary to nominate candidates for



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1    municipal office to be elected at the general primary
2    election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding
3    that election.
4        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
5    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
6    the members of the board of education whose terms expire
7    in the year in which the general primary is held shall be
8    elected.
9    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
10odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
11        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
12    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
13    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
14    of political parties, the runoff election where required
15    by law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
16    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election;
17    and provided further, in the case of municipal officers
18    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
19    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
20    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
21    filled by election or by runoff election as may be
22    provided by such ordinance;
23        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
24        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
25        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
26        (5) Trustees of public library districts;



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1        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
2    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
3    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
4    requires election of candidates of political parties;
5        (7) Township officers, including township park
6    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
7    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
8    Assessors;
9        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
10        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
11    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
12        (10) The directors and chair of the Chain O Lakes - Fox
13    River Waterway Management Agency;
14        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
15    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve
16    District Act;
17        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
18    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
19    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
20    counties or educational service regions having a
21    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members
22    of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
23    school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
24        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
25        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
26        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan



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1    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
2        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
3    Districts;
4        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
5    otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
6    governing those districts does not permit candidates of
7    political parties.
8    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
9odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
10nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
11election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
12of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
13except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
14subsection (c).
15    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
16odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
17shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
18mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
19to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
20elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
21required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in
22a nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to
23law candidates for such office are not permitted to be
24candidates of political parties.
25    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
26odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or



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1elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
2an ordinance providing a form of government of the
3municipality pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the
5    (e) (Blank).
6    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
7questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
8any special election otherwise required or authorized by law
9or by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
10    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
11established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
12the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers
13are to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
14election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
15provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
16officers shall be subject to the referendum.
17    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
18officials established in this Article, any community college
19district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
20to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
21hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
22members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
23effective date of the new district.
24    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
25any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
26to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be



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1held in the precinct on that date.
2    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
3the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
4(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19; revised 12-14-20.)
5    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
6    Sec. 2A-48. Chicago Board of Education and Board of School
7Directors; member; time of election Directors - Member - Time
8of Election. Except as otherwise provided, a A member of a
9Board of School Directors or a member of an elected Board of
10Education, as the case may be, shall be elected at each
11consolidated election to succeed each incumbent member whose
12term ends before the following consolidated election.
13Beginning with the 2024 general election, the Chicago Board of
14Education elected members shall be elected as provided in
15subsection (b-15) of Section 34-3 of the School Code.
16(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
17    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing
18Sections 34-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections
1934-4.1, 34-18.67, 34-18.68, 34-18.69, and 34-21.9 as follows:
20    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
21    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
22Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
23    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this



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1amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
2Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
3and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval
4of the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
5Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
6fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
7its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
8the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
9June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
10Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
11Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
12through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
13approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
14the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
15designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
16The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
17executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
18executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
19at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
20simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
21    (b) This subsection applies until January 15, 2025. Within
2230 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
23the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
24(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
25shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
26July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of



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1the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
2serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
3initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
4terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
5appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
6successor is appointed and qualified.
7    (b-5) On January 15, 2025, the terms of all members of the
8Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) are
9abolished when the new board, consisting of 21 members, is
10appointed by the Mayor and elected by the electors of the
11school district as provided under subsections (b-10) and
12(b-15) and takes office.
13    (b-10) By December 16, 2024 for a term of office beginning
14on January 15, 2025, the Mayor shall appoint 10 Chicago Board
15of Education members, with the advice and consent of the City
16Council, to serve terms of 2 years. All appointed members
17shall serve until a successor is appointed or elected and
18qualified. Thereafter at the expiration of the term of any
19member a successor shall be elected appointed by the Mayor and
20shall hold office for a term of 4 years, from January 15 July 1
21of the year in which the term commences and until a successor
22is appointed or elected and qualified. Any vacancy in the
23appointed membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall
24be filled through appointment by the Mayor, with the consent
25of the Board, for the unexpired term. The terms of the 10
26appointed members under this subsection shall end on January



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114, 2025. By December 16, 2024 for a term of office beginning
2on January 15, 2025, the Mayor shall appoint a President of the
3Board, with the advice and consent of the City Council, for a
4term of 2 years. No appointment to membership on the Chicago
5Board of Education that is made by the Mayor under this
6subsection shall require the approval of the City Council,
7whether the appointment is made for a full term or to fill a
8vacancy for an unexpired term on the Board. The board shall
9elect annually from its number a president and vice-president,
10in such manner and at such time as the board determines by its
11rules. The president elected by the voters and vice-president
12elected by the board officers so elected shall each perform
13the duties imposed upon their respective office by the rules
14of the board, provided that (i) the president shall preside at
15meetings of the board and shall only have voting rights to
16break a voting tie of the other Chicago Board of Education
17elected and appointed members vote as any other member but
18have no power of veto, and (ii) the vice president shall
19perform the duties of the president if that office is vacant or
20the president is absent or unable to act. Beginning with the
212026 general election, one member shall be elected at large
22and serve as the president of the board. After January 15,
232027, the president shall preside at meetings of the board and
24vote as any other member but have no power of veto. The
25secretary of the Board shall be selected by the Board and shall
26be an employee of the Board rather than a member of the Board,



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1notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties
2of the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the Board.
3    (b-15) Beginning with the 2024 general election, 10
4members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected to
5serve a term of 4 years in office beginning on January 15,
62025. Beginning with the 2026 general election, 10 members of
7the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected to serve a term
8of 4 years in office beginning on January 15, 2027. Whenever a
9vacancy of a Chicago Board of Education elected board member
10occurs, the President of the Board shall notify the Mayor of
11the vacancy within 7 days after its occurrence and shall,
12within 30 days, fill the vacancy for the remainder of the
13unexpired term by majority vote of the remaining board
14members. The successor shall have the same qualifications as
15his or her predecessor.
16    For purposes of elections conducted under this subsection,
17the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into electoral
18districts as provided under subsection (a) of Section 34-21.9.
19From January 15, 2025 to January 14, 2027, each district shall
20be represented by one elected member and one appointed member.
21After January 15, 2027, each district shall be represented by
22one elected member.
23    (b-30) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
24a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
25former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
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1on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
2compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
3the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
4preceding termination of service on the board, participated
5personally and substantially in the award of contracts with
6the board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
7change orders with the board or the school district, with a
8cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
9its parent or subsidiary.
10    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
11in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
12term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
13student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
14student member as an advisor. The student member may not
15participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
16(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
17    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
18    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility. To be eligible for election or
19appointment to the board, a person shall be a citizen of the
20United States, shall be a registered voter as provided in the
21Election Code, shall have been a resident of the city and, if
22applicable, the electoral district, for at least one year 3
23years immediately preceding his or her election or
24appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as defined
25in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A person is



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1ineligible for election or appointment to the board if that
2person is an employee of the school district. All persons
3eligible for election to the board shall be nominated by a
4petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within the
5electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on the
6ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the board
7at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less
8than 2,500 voters residing within the city. Permanent removal
9from the city by any member of the board during his term of
10office constitutes a resignation therefrom and creates a
11vacancy in the board. Board Except for the President of the
12Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees who may be paid
13compensation for his or her services as chief executive
14officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in subsection
15(a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve without any
16compensation; provided, that board members shall be reimbursed
17for expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties
18upon submission of proper receipts or upon submission of a
19signed voucher in the case of an expense allowance evidencing
20the amount of such reimbursement or allowance to the president
21of the board for verification and approval. Board members The
22board of education may continue to provide health care
23insurance coverage, employer pension contributions, employee
24pension contributions, and life insurance premium payments for
25an employee required to resign from an administrative,
26teaching, or career service position in order to qualify as a



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1member of the board of education. They shall not hold other
2public office under the Federal, State or any local government
3other than that of Director of the Regional Transportation
4Authority, member of the economic development commission of a
5city having a population exceeding 500,000, notary public or
6member of the National Guard, and by accepting any such office
7while members of the board, or by not resigning any such office
8held at the time of being elected or appointed to the board
9within 30 days after such election or appointment, shall be
10deemed to have vacated their membership in the board.
11(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
12    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
13    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
14requirements of the general election law, the form of
15petitions under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be
16substantially as follows:
19    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
21    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
22residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
23resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
24the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
25(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert



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2    Name: .................. Address: ...................
3    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
4for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial
5or initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly
6known, or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
7candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
8name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
9Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
10last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's
11name on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as
12(list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name
13changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the
14petition must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
15stating the candidate's previous names during the period
16specified in clause (i) and the date or dates each of those
17names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be
18grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for
19the ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name
20changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
21or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
22dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
23marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation,
24such as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
25Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
26implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,



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1or similar information may be used in connection with the
2candidate's surname.
3    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
4education shall be filed with the board of election
5commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal
6office of the school district is located within the time
7provided for by the general election law, except that
8petitions for the nomination of members of the board of
9education for the March 15, 2022 election shall be prepared
10and certified on the same schedule as the petition schedule
11for the candidates for the General Assembly. The board of
12election commissioners shall receive and file only those
13petitions that include a statement of candidacy, the required
14number of voter signatures, the notarized signature of the
15petition circulator, and a receipt from the county clerk
16showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic
17interest on or before the last day to file as required by the
18Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election
19commissioners may have petition forms available for issuance
20to potential candidates and may give notice of the petition
21filing period by publication in a newspaper of general
22circulation within the school district not less than 10 days
23prior to the first day of filing. The board of election
24commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
25authorities in accordance with the general election law.
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1which the principal office of the school district is located
2shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
3is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
4the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
5law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
6State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
7requirements of the general election law. The board of
8election commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the
9last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the
10petitioner in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
11    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
12has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
13vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
14his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
15the vacant term by written declaration.
16    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
17named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
18receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
19filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
20Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
21filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
22or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
23the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
24election law.
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1    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
2    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
3the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
4transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
5of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
6General shall have the authority to conduct investigations
7into allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and
8financial mismanagement in public education within the
9jurisdiction of the board by a local school council member or
10an employee, contractor, or member of the board or involving
11school projects managed or handled by the Public Building
12Commission. The Inspector General shall make recommendations
13to the board about the investigations. The Inspector General
14in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
15shall serve for a term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her
16successors in office shall each be appointed by the Mayor,
17without the consent or approval of the City Council, for 4 year
18terms expiring on June 30th of an even numbered year; however,
19beginning January 15, 2025, successors shall be appointed by
20the board instead of the Mayor. If the Inspector General
21leaves office or if a vacancy in that office otherwise occurs,
22the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
23the City Council, a successor to serve under this Section for
24the remainder of the unexpired term; however, beginning
25January 15, 2027, successors shall be appointed by the board
26instead of the Mayor. The Inspector General shall be



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1independent of the operations of the board and the School
2Finance Authority, and shall perform other duties requested by
3the board.
4    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
5information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
6the office. If the Inspector General determines that a
7possible criminal act has been committed or that special
8expertise is required in the investigation, he or she shall
9immediately notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook
10County State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
11Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
12the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
13    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
14access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
15leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
16city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
18    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
19witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
20pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
21person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
22fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
23papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
24knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
25this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
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1the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
2investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
3year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
4Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
5investigations made under this Section for the period
6commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
7May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
8of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
9confidential or identifying information concerning the
10subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries
11shall also include detailed recommended administrative actions
12and matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
13    (f) (Blank).
14    (g) (Blank).
15(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
16    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new)
17    Sec. 34-18.67. Independent Financial Review. The Chicago
18Board of Education shall commission an independent review and
19report of the district's finances and entanglements with the
20City of Chicago. No later than June 30, 2025, the report shall
21be provided to the Governor, Illinois State Board of
22Education, Illinois General Assembly, the Mayor of the City of
23Chicago, and the Chicago Board of Education. The Illinois
24State Board of Education shall review the independent review
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1Chicago Board of Education's ability to operate with the
2financial resources available to it as an independent unit of
3local government.
4    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.68 new)
5    Sec. 34-18.68. Chicago Board of Education Non-Citizen
6Advisory Board.
7    (a) The Chicago Board of Education Diversity Advisory
8Board is created to provide non-citizen students with maximum
9opportunity for success during their elementary and secondary
10education experience.
11    (b) The Chicago Board of Education Non-Citizen Advisory
12Board is composed of individuals appointed by the Mayor to
13advise the Chicago Board of Education on but not limited to the
14following issues:
15        (1) Appropriate ways to create an equitable and
16    inclusive learning environment for non-citizen students;
17        (2) Strengthening student, parent, and guardian
18    privacy and confidentiality in school-related issues;
19        (3) Establishing appropriate communication methods
20    between the district and non-citizen students to maximize
21    interactions between the student's school, parents, and
22    guardians;
23        (4) Ensuring principals and other district leaders
24    learn and disseminate information on resources available
25    to non-citizen students and their families;



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1        (5) Developing appropriate methods by which
2    non-citizen students are encouraged and supported to
3    continue their education at an institution of higher
4    education; and
5        (6) Providing the perspective of non-citizen families
6    and students who are affected by Board actions,
7    governance, policies, and procedures.
8    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.69 new)
9    Sec. 34-18.69. Moratorium on school closings,
10consolidations, and phase-outs. The Board shall not approve
11any school closings, consolidations, or phase-outs until the
12Board of Education is seated on January 15, 2025.
13    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
14    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
15reapportionment of districts.
16    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
17subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of Chicago shall be
18subdivided into 10 electoral districts for the 2024 elections
19and into 20 electoral districts for the 2026 elections after
20the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
21Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago
22Board of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on
23or before February 1, 2022. Each district must be compact,
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1consistent with the Illinois Voting Rights Act.
2    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
3General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
4reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with
5the requirements in subsection (a). The reapportionment plan
6shall be completed and formally approved by the General
7Assembly not less than 90 days before the last date
8established by law for the filing of nominating petitions for
9the second school board election after the decennial census
10year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
11within the electoral district from which the member was
12elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until
13the expiration of the member's regular term. All new members
14shall be elected from the electoral districts as
16    Section 95. Rulemaking authority. The Chicago Board of
17Education may adopt rules necessary to implement the
18provisions of this Act.".