(65 ILCS 5/7-7-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 7-7-1)
    Sec. 7-7-1. Application of Division. This Division shall apply to consolidations of municipalities in this State in counties with less than 200,000 inhabitants, is alternative to any other method of unification allowed by law, and implements the provisions of Article VII, Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 85-1159.)