(65 ILCS 5/11-128-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-128-3)
    Sec. 11-128-3. Before they shall be valid and binding, the specified contract and tax, after action by the corporate authorities, shall be certified by the clerk and submitted for ratification to the electors of the municipality. The notice shall specify the character of the waterworks proposed to be purchased, constructed, or enlarged and the amount of the tax to be levied. For 3 weeks preceding the election there shall be on file in some public place, convenient of access, a full description of the waterworks and a copy of the contract and of the report of the engineer, for the inspection of the electors. Notice of where the documents are on file shall be included in the notice of the election.
    If 3/4 of all the electors voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof, the contract and tax shall be binding and the tax shall be duly levied. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the city (or village) of
.... construct, purchase, or enlarge         YES
(as the case may be) waterworks         ----------------------
and levy a tax of .... annually              NO
for .... years?
    Whenever the electors of a city or village have ratified a contract to purchase, construct, or enlarge waterworks and to levy a tax therefor as provided in "An Act to enable cities and villages to provide, construct, or enlarge waterworks and to provide for the management thereof, and giving them authority to levy an annual tax and to pledge the same in payment therefor," approved April 19, 1899, as amended, the city or village may proceed or continue to exercise the power specified in this Division 128 without again submitting the proposition to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)