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65 ILCS 5/5-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/5-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-2-8)
    Sec. 5-2-8. Staggered terms; tenure.
    (a) Alderpersons elected at the first election for city officers after the election of alderpersons for the initial terms provided for in Section 2-2-11 shall draw lots to determine (i) which of the alderpersons in each ward shall hold for a 4 year term and until a successor is elected and has qualified and (ii) which in each ward shall hold for a 2 year term and until a successor is elected and has qualified. All alderpersons elected after that first election shall hold office for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in cities that adopt a 2 year term as provided in Section 3.1-10-65 and except as is otherwise provided in Section 5-2-3.
    (b) If a city that has had the minority representation plan has voted not to retain the plan, then, at the first election for city officers following the vote, 2 alderpersons shall be elected from each ward in the city. Their terms shall be staggered by the process specified in this Section. The tenure of these alderpersons and their successors shall be the same as that stated in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)