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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2 heading)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-1)
    Sec. 4-2-1. All municipalities not exceeding 200,000 population which are treated as properly incorporated, or which hereafter are incorporated, under this Code, in addition to all rights, powers, and authority conferred upon them elsewhere in this Code, shall have the rights, powers, and authority conferred in this article, by proceeding as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-2)
    Sec. 4-2-2. Electors of any municipality, equal in number to 1/10 the number of votes cast for all candidates for mayor or president at the last preceding municipal election for such officer, may petition the circuit court for the county in which that municipality is located to cause to be submitted to a vote of the electors of that municipality the proposition whether the municipality shall adopt this article.
    Upon submission of such petition the court shall set a date not less than 10 nor more than 30 days thereafter for a hearing on the sufficiency thereof. Notice of the filing of such petition and of such date shall be given in writing to the city or village clerk and to the mayor or village president at least 7 days before the date of such hearing.
    The court shall treat the petition and enter appropriate orders to certification and submission in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-3)
    Sec. 4-2-3. The petition provided in Section 4-2-2 shall be substantially in the following form and in accordance with the general election law: to the circuit court of the County of (name of county):
    We, the undersigned electors of the city (or village) of (name of city or village), respectfully petition your honor to submit to a vote of the electors of (name of city or village), the following proposition:
    Shall the city (or village) of.... adopt the commission form of municipal government?
    NameAddress, with Street and Number
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-5)
    Sec. 4-2-5. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the city (or village) of       YES
.... adopt the commission form of  ---------------------------
municipal government?                    NO
    If a majority of the electors voting upon this proposition vote Yes, this article is adopted in that municipality. This article shall go into operation in such city or village upon the date of the next general municipal election.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon this proposition vote No, the proposition shall not be submitted again in that municipality for 22 months.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-6)
    Sec. 4-2-6. A certified copy of the canvass of the votes on the proposition specified in Section 4-2-2 shall be transmitted to the municipal clerk, and to the clerk of the circuit court, and by each transcribed upon the records of his office.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-7)
    Sec. 4-2-7. Certificate of adopting commission form of government. If the commission form of municipal government is adopted, the mayor or president immediately shall transmit a certificate so stating to (i) the Secretary of State, (ii) the clerk of the circuit court, and (iii) the recorder of the county or counties in which the municipality is located. These officers shall file this certificate in their respective offices.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-8)
    Sec. 4-2-8. The failure of the officers named in Sections 4-2-4 through 4-2-7 to perform the duties and acts imposed upon them by those sections, shall neither invalidate nor prevent the adoption of this article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-9)
    Sec. 4-2-9. All courts shall take judicial notice of the adoption of this article by all municipalities adopting it.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)