(65 ILCS 5/7-1-6)
(from Ch. 24, par. 7-1-6)
(a) If the vote is in favor of annexing the described
territory, the corporate authorities on their own motion may order a
referendum on the question. If the corporate authorities reject
annexation, or do not order a referendum, then within the 30 day period
a petition may be filed with the municipal clerk requesting that
the question of the annexation of the described territory be submitted
to the electors of the annexing municipality. The petition shall be
signed by electors of the annexing municipality equal in number to 10%
of the entire vote cast for all candidates for mayor or president of the
annexing municipality at the last preceding general municipal election.
The municipal clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election
authority for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with
the general election law and shall send, by registered mail, a notice of
the date of the prospective referendum to the highway commissioner of each
road district within which the described territory is situated.
(b) If a majority of the electors voting on this question favor
annexation, the decision of the corporate authorities, if in favor of
annexation, shall be final. If a majority of the electors voting on this
question favor annexation, after the corporate authorities have rejected
annexation, the decision of the electors shall be final. In either case,
the described territory shall thereupon be a part of the annexing municipality.
(c) If the vote is against annexation, no further proceedings shall be
had on that petition for annexation, and no action in favor of the
annexation shall have any effect. After the referendum, the municipal clerk
shall promptly send written notice of the results of the referendum by
registered mail to the highway commissioner of each road district within
which the described territory is situated. This, however, shall not prevent
the subsequent annexation of the described territory upon another petition.
(d) If a municipal clerk fails to send any notice to a highway
commissioner as required by this Section, the municipality shall reimburse
the road district served by that highway commissioner for any loss or
liability caused by that failure.
(Source: P.A. 87-533.)