(65 ILCS 5/5-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-5-2)
    Sec. 5-5-2. The petition specified in Section 5-5-1 shall contain a general statement, of not more than 200 words, of the reasons for which the change is sought.
    The petition shall include substantially the following:
    To the Circuit Court of the County of (name of county):
    We, the undersigned electors of the city (or village) of...., entitled to vote for mayor (or president) in the city (or village) of ...., do hereby demand an election on the issue whether to retain the managerial form for the following reasons: (Here state reasons in not more than 200 words).

NameNumberStreetDate of Signing

(if any)
    Opposite his signature, each petitioner shall write the street and number of his residence (if there are such) and the date on which he signs the sheet. No signature shall be valid unless the requirements in this paragraph are complied with and unless the date of signing is less than 4 months preceding the date of filing the petition.
    No signature shall be revoked, except by a written revocation filed with the circuit court with whom the petition is required to be filed before the petition is filed. Upon the request of any person, the clerk of such circuit court shall furnish a certified copy of the petition including the names thereon, upon the payment by that person to the clerk of a fee of $1 for each 100 names thereon.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)