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105 ILCS 5/34-4

    (105 ILCS 5/34-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility. To be eligible for election or appointment to the board, a person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have been a resident of the city and, if applicable, the electoral district, for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election or appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board if that person is an employee of the school district. All persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than 2,500 voters residing within the city. Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board during his term of office constitutes a resignation therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board members shall serve without any compensation; however, board members shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or allowance to the president of the board for verification and approval. Board members shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or any local government other than that of Director of the Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic development commission of a city having a population exceeding 500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not resigning any such office held at the time of being elected or appointed to the board within 30 days after such election or appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership in the board.
(Source: P.A. 102-177, eff. 6-1-22; 102-691, eff. 12-17-21.)