Bill Text: IL HB0042 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2023 consolidated primary election. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the Chicago City Council for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the Chicago Board of Education shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee [HB0042 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0042-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0042

Introduced , by Rep. Mary E. Flowers

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2 from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2
10 ILCS 5/2A-48 from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48
105 ILCS 5/34-3 from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-4 from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new
105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new
105 ILCS 5/34-13.1
105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new

Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2023 consolidated primary election. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the Chicago City Council for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the Chicago Board of Education shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2A-1.2 and 2A-48 as follows:
6 (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
7 Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated schedule of elections - offices
8designated.
9 (a) At the general election in the appropriate
10even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or
11shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
12 (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
13 United States;
14 (2) United States Senator and United States
15 Representative;
16 (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;
17 (4) State Senator and State Representative;
18 (5) County elected officers, including State's
19 Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
20 elected President of the County Board or County Chief
21 Executive;
22 (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
23 (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in

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1 counties or educational service regions in which that
2 office has been abolished;
3 (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
4 Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and
5 newly created judicial offices;
6 (9) (Blank);
7 (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
8 Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
9 (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
10 designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
11 authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
12 election and permits or requires election of candidates of
13 political parties.
14 (b) At the general primary election:
15 (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
16 parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
17 at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
18 to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
19 made by caucus.
20 (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
21 political party offices of State central committeeperson,
22 township committeeperson, ward committeeperson, and
23 precinct committeeperson shall be filled and delegates and
24 alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
25 shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code.
26 In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential election

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1 is to be held, candidates in the Presidential preference
2 primary shall also be on the ballot.
3 (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
4 has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
5 officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
6 VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
7 Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
8 such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held
9 on the date of the general primary election, provided that
10 the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
11 where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
12 municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to
13 nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
14 the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
15 weeks preceding that election.
16 (4) in each school district which has adopted the
17 provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
18 the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
19 the year in which the general primary is held shall be
20 elected.
21 (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
22odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
23 (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
24 municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
25 municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
26 of political parties, the runoff election where required by

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1 law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
2 shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and
3 provided further, in the case of municipal officers
4 provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
5 government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
6 Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
7 filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided
8 by such ordinance;
9 (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
10 (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
11 (4) Commissioners of park districts;
12 (5) Trustees of public library districts;
13 (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
14 designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
15 authorizing the creation of the district permits or
16 requires election of candidates of political parties;
17 (7) Township officers, including township park
18 commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
19 managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
20 Assessors;
21 (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
22 (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
23 adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
24 (10) The directors and chair of the Chain O Lakes - Fox
25 River Waterway Management Agency;
26 (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected

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1 under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District
2 Act;
3 (12) Elected members of school boards, school
4 trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
5 trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
6 counties or educational service regions having a
7 population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members of
8 boards of school inspectors, except school boards in school
9 districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
10 (13) Members of Community College district boards;
11 (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
12 (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
13 Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
14 (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
15 Districts;
16 (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
17 otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
18 governing those districts does not permit candidates of
19 political parties.
20 (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
21odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
22nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
23election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
24of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
25except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
26subsection (c).

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1 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
2odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
3shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
4mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
5to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
6elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
7required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a
8nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to law
9candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates
10of political parties.
11 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
12odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
13elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
14an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality
15pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
16 At the consolidated primary election in 2023 and at the
17consolidated primary election every 4 years thereafter,
18members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected in a
19nonpartisan election.
20 (e) (Blank).
21 (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
22questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
23any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
24by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
25 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
26established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for

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1the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
2to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
3election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
4provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
5officers shall be subject to the referendum.
6 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
7officials established in this Article, any community college
8district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
9to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
10hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
11members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
12effective date of the new district.
13 (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
14any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
15to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
16held in the precinct on that date.
17 (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
18the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
19(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19.)
20 (10 ILCS 5/2A-48) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
21 Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors and Board of
22Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
23School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
24as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated
25election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends

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1before the following consolidated election. A member of the
2Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at the appropriate
3consolidated primary election to succeed each incumbent member
4whose term expires in the year in which the consolidated
5primary election is held.
6(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
7 Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
834-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-4.1, 34-4.2,
9and 34-21.9 as follows:
10 (105 ILCS 5/34-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
11 Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
12Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
13 (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
14amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
15Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
16and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
17the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
18Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
19fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
20its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
21the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
22June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
23Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
24Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled

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1through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
2approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
3the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
4designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
5The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
6executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
7executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
8at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
9simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
10 (b) This subsection (b) applies until May 9, 2023. Within
1130 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
12the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
13(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
14shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
15July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
16the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
17serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
18initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
19terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
20appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
21successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
22expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
23appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
24years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
25until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
26the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be

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1filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
2No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
3that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
4the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
5made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
6on the Board.
7 (b-5) On May 9, 2023, the terms of all members of the
8Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) of
9this Section are abolished when the new board, consisting of 15
10members, is elected by the electors of the school district as
11provided in this subsection (b-5) and takes office.
12 Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
13commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
14the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
15elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections conducted
16pursuant to this subsection (b-5), the City of Chicago shall be
17subdivided into 14 electoral districts for seats on the Chicago
18Board of Education, as provided under Section 34-21.9 of this
19Code. Each district shall be represented by a member, and one
20member shall be elected at large and serve as the president of
21the board.
22 Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
23shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a time
24and place for the regular meetings. No less than a majority of
25the board's regular meetings shall take place after regular
26business hours in order to maximize community participation.

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1Upon organizing itself as provided in this subsection (b-5),
2the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
3 Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
4members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
5within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
6the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
7successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
8unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
928 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
10than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
11appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
12no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
13shall have the same residential and other qualifications as his
14or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members fail to
15act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall,
16within 30 days after the remaining members have failed to fill
17the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this Section.
18Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall
19be filled at the next board election. The successor shall have
20the same residential and other qualifications as his or her
21predecessor.
22 (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
23president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
24as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
25the voters and vice-president elected by the board officers so
26elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her

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1their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
2that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
3and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and
4(ii) the vice president shall perform the duties of the
5president if that office is vacant or the president is absent
6or unable to act. The secretary of the board Board shall be
7selected by the board Board and shall be an employee of the
8board Board rather than a member of the board Board,
9notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of
10the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the board Board.
11 (b-15) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
12a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
13former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
14a period of one year immediately after termination of service
15on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
16compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
17the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
18preceding termination of service on the board, participated
19personally and substantially in the award of contracts with the
20board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
21change orders with the board or the school district, with a
22cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
23its parent or subsidiary.
24 (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
25in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
26term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the

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1student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
2student member as an advisor. The student member may not
3participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
4(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
5 (105 ILCS 5/34-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
6 Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
7 (a) To be eligible for election appointment to the board, a
8person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a
9registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have
10been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at
11least one year 3 years immediately preceding his or her
12election appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as
13defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A
14person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board
15if that person is an employee of the school district. All
16persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated
17by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within
18the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on
19the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the
20board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no
21less than 2,500 voters residing within the city.
22 Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
23during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
24therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board Except for
25the President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees

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1who may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
2executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
3subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
4without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
5reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
6their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
7submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
8allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
9allowance to the president of the board for verification and
10approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
11provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
12contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
13insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
14from an administrative, teaching, or career service position in
15order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
16shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
17any local government other than that of Director of the
18Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
19development commission of a city having a population exceeding
20500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
21accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
22resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
23appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
24appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
25in the board.
26(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

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1 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
2 Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
3requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
4under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be substantially as
5follows:
6
NOMINATING PETITIONS
7
(LEAVE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE PART.)
8 To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
9Chicago:
10 We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
11residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
12resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
13the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
14(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
15date).
16 Name: .................. Address: ...................
17 In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
18for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial or
19initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
20or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
21candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
22name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
23Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
24last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's name
25on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as (list

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1all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on
2(list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition
3must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the
4candidate's previous names during the period specified in
5clause (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
6changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
7for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
8ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name changes
9resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's or
10parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
11dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
12marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation, such
13as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
14Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
15implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
16or similar information may be used in connection with the
17candidate's surname.
18 All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
19education shall be filed with the board of election
20commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal office
21of the school district is located within the time provided for
22by the general election law. The board of election
23commissioners shall receive and file only those petitions that
24include a statement of candidacy, the required number of voter
25signatures, the notarized signature of the petition
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1the candidate has filed a statement of economic interest on or
2before the last day to file as required by the Illinois
3Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election commissioners
4may have petition forms available for issuance to potential
5candidates and may give notice of the petition filing period by
6publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the
7school district not less than 10 days prior to the first day of
8filing. The board of election commissioners shall make
9certification to the proper election authorities in accordance
10with the general election law.
11 The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
12which the principal office of the school district is located
13shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
14is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
15Article 9 of the Election Code. Such notice shall be given on a
16form prescribed by the State Board of Elections and in
17accordance with the requirements of the general election law.
18The board of election commissioners shall within 7 days of
19filing or on the last day for filing, whichever is earlier,
20acknowledge to the petitioner in writing the office's
21acceptance of the petition.
22 A candidate for membership on the board of education who
23has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
24vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
25his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
26the vacant term by written declaration.

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1 Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
2named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
3receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
4filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
5Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
6filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
7or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
8the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
9election law.
10 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
11 Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. The board of election commissioners
12of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the school
13district is located shall conduct a lottery to determine the
14ballot order of candidates for full terms in the event of any
15simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate lottery shall be
16conducted as follows:
17 All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
18a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
19hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
20simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
21hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
22after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
23mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
24simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
25normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All

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1petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
2order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
3within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
4filed simultaneously.
5 Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
6the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
7filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
8board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are
9filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and
10determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other
11fair and impartial method of random selection. Such lottery
12shall be conducted within 9 days following the last day for
13petition filing and shall be open to the public. Seven days
14written notice of the time and place of conducting such random
15selection shall be given by the board of election commissioners
16to all candidates who filed their petitions simultaneously and
17to each organization of citizens within the election
18jurisdiction that was entitled, under the general election law,
19at the next preceding election, to have poll watchers present
20on the day of election. The board of election commissioners
21shall post in a conspicuous, open, and public place, at the
22entrance of his or her office, notice of the time and place of
23such lottery.
24 All candidates shall be certified in the order in which
25their petitions have been filed and in the manner prescribed by
26Section 10-15 of the Election Code. Where candidates have filed

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1simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order prescribed
2by this Section and prior to candidates who filed for the same
3office at a later time.
4 Where elections are conducted for unexpired terms, a second
5lottery to determine ballot order shall be conducted for
6candidates who simultaneously file petitions for such
7unexpired terms. Such lottery shall be conducted in the same
8manner as prescribed by this Section for full term candidates.
9 Ballots for the election of school officers shall be in the
10following form:
11(BALLOT FORMAT
12 Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
13order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
14Section.
15 The school district is divided into 14 electoral districts,
16each of which elects one member to the board of education and
17votes on one member to serve at-large.)
18
OFFICIAL BALLOT
19
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
20
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
21
A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
22
VOTE FOR ONE
23
( ) .....................................
24
( ) .....................................
25
( ) .....................................

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OFFICIAL BALLOT
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AT LARGE
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FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
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A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
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VOTE FOR ONE
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REVERSE SIDE:
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OFFICIAL BALLOT
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DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
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(Precinct name or number)
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School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
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Election Tuesday (insert date)
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(facsimile signature of Election Authority)
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(County)
17 (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
18 Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
19 (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
20the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
21transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
22of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
23General shall have the authority to conduct investigations into
24allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and financial
25mismanagement in public education within the jurisdiction of

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1the board by a local school council member or an employee,
2contractor, or member of the board or involving school projects
3managed or handled by the Public Building Commission. The
4Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
5the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
6effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
7term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
8shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
9approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
1030th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on May 9,
112023, successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
12Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy
13in that office otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint,
14without the consent or approval of the City Council, a
15successor to serve under this Section for the remainder of the
16unexpired term; however, beginning on May 9, 2023, successors
17shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. The
18Inspector General shall be independent of the operations of the
19board and the School Finance Authority, and shall perform other
20duties requested by the board.
21 (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
22information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
23the office. If the Inspector General determines that a possible
24criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
25required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately
26notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County

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1State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
2Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
3the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
4 (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
5access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
6leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
7city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
8district.
9 (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
10witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
11pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
12person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
13fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
14papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
15knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
16this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
17 (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
18the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
19investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
20year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
21Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
22investigations made under this Section for the period
23commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
24May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
25of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
26confidential or identifying information concerning the

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1subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries shall
2also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
3matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
4 (f) (Blank).
5 (g) (Blank).
6(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
7 (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
8 Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
9reapportionment of districts.
10 (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
11subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of this Code, the Chicago City
12Council shall subdivide the City of Chicago into 20 electoral
13districts after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
14the 101st General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of
15Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or before
16May 31, 2022. Each district must be compact, contiguous, and
17substantially equal in population.
18 (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
19Chicago Board of Education shall redistrict the electoral
20districts to reflect the results of the decennial census
21consistent with the requirements in subsection (a) of this
22Section. The reapportionment plan shall be completed and
23formally approved by the Chicago Board of Education not less
24than 90 days before the last date established by law for the
25filing of nominating petitions for the second school board

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1election after the decennial census year. If by reapportionment
2a board member no longer resides within the electoral district
3from which the member was elected, the member shall continue to
4serve in office until the expiration of the member's regular
5term. All new members shall be elected from the electoral
6districts as reapportioned.
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