(65 ILCS 5/7-7-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 7-7-2)
    Sec. 7-7-2. Definitions. In this Division:
    (a) "Consolidation" means the process by which 2 or more municipalities are simultaneously dissolved and a new municipality is incorporated.
    (b) "Consolidating municipality" means a municipality or municipalities which undergo consolidation, thereby being dissolved.
    (c) "Consolidated municipality" means the municipality which is created by consolidation.
    (d) "Consolidation ordinance" means an ordinance to be approved by referendum as provided in this Division which shall define the form of government of the consolidated municipality and provide for the orderly succession of powers, functions, assets, liabilities and personnel of the consolidating municipalities to the consolidated municipality.
    (e) "Transition committee" means a committee composed of the Mayor or Village President or designee thereof of each consolidating municipality.
(Source: P.A. 85-1159.)