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Public Act 095-1041




Public Act 095-1041
SB2085 Enrolled LRB095 18836 HLH 44963 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941 is
amended by changing Section 21-22 as follows:
    (65 ILCS 20/21-22)  (from Ch. 24, par. 21-22)
    Sec. 21-22. General election for aldermen; vacancies.
    (a) A general election for aldermen shall be held in the
year 1943 and every 4 years thereafter, at which one alderman
shall be elected from each of the 50 wards provided for by this
Article. The aldermen elected shall serve for a term of 4 years
beginning at noon on the third Monday in May following the
election of city officers, and until their successors are
elected and have qualified. All elections for aldermen shall be
in accordance with the provisions of law in force and operative
in the City of Chicago for such elections at the time the
elections are held.
    (b) Vacancies occurring in the office of alderman shall be
filled in the manner prescribed for filling vacancies in
Section 3.1-10-51 Section 3.1-10-50 of the Illinois Municipal
Code. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 60
days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an
appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and
function of the State and is a denial and limitation under
Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois
Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to
require that an appointment be made within a different period
after the vacancy occurs.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 3/25/2009