(65 ILCS 5/7-2-26)
(from Ch. 24, par. 7-2-26)
The formation of a united city under Section 7-2-1 shall not
effect a union of the schools in the boroughs of the united city. The
united city before the schools themselves are united shall not be
responsible for any school debt or any school obligation in a municipality
that becomes a borough or in a borough after the formation of the united
city. Each school in a borough, until the schools themselves are united,
shall be governed, as far as possible, as if the united city had not been
formed. Statutes providing that school officials may act only with the
concurrence of the city council shall not apply to schools in a united city
until the schools are united in compliance with statutes governing schools.
However, after the formation of a united city, and before the school
themselves are united, the name of each school district therein shall be
amended by substituting the word "Borough" in place of the word "City,"
"Village," or "Town".
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)