(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-85)
    Sec. 3.1-25-85. Method of election of trustees; abandonment. Any municipality that has operated for more than 4 years under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-75 may abandon its method of electing trustees under that Section and elect its trustees under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-5 then applicable to villages, by proceeding under this Section.
    When a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the village requests that the question of abandoning the method of electing trustees from districts be submitted to the electors of the village, this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authority, who shall submit the proposition at the next general municipal election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of village) abandon the method of
electing trustees from districts so that trustees shall be hereafter elected on a village wide basis?
    If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are in favor of it, the trustees elected at the next succeeding general municipal election shall be elected in the manner then prescribed by Section 3.1-25-5. The trustees who have been duly elected, have qualified, and who are acting at the time this proposition takes effect shall continue in office until their respective terms expire or until they cease to function as trustees.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)