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(75 ILCS 16/30-25)
(a) Vacancies shall be
declared in the office of trustee by the board
when an elected or appointed trustee (i) declines,
fails, or is unable to serve, (ii)
becomes a nonresident of the district, (iii) is convicted of a
misdemeanor by failing, neglecting, or refusing to discharge any duty
imposed upon him or her by this Act, or (iv) has
failed to pay the library taxes levied by the
district. Absence without cause from all regular board meetings for a
period of one year shall be a basis for declaring a vacancy.
(b) All vacancies
shall be filled by appointment by the remaining trustees until the next
regular library election, at which time a trustee shall be elected
for the remainder of the unexpired term. If, however, the vacancy occurs
with less than 28 months remaining in the term, and if the vacancy occurs
less than 88 days before the next regular scheduled election for this
office, then the person so appointed shall serve the remainder of the
unexpired term and no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. If the
vacancy is in the office of a trustee of a library district with an
appointed board, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the remaining
trustees. Vacancies shall be filled within 90 days after a vacancy has been declared. If the trustees fail to appoint a new member within 90 days after a vacancy has been declared, the State Librarian shall appoint an individual to fill the vacancy within 60 days after the trustees have failed to fill the vacancy. If the State Librarian fails to fill the vacancy within the 60 days after the trustees have failed to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall be filled at the next regularly scheduled election. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if a vacancy occurred prior to May 27, 2022 and that vacancy has not been filled by the trustees before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the State Librarian shall fill the vacancy within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-977, eff. 5-27-22; 102-1107, eff. 12-14-22.)