(65 ILCS 5/5-5-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 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).
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