Bill Text: IL HB0257 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education for the 2023 and 2027 consolidated primary elections. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that no later than June 30, 2029, the General Assembly must review and revise the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education and if the General Assembly has not reauthorized the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education by June 30, 2029, then, on May 13, 2031, the terms of all members elected in 2027 shall end, and a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members shall be appointed by the Mayor. Makes conforming changes. Provides that, beginning on May 9, 2023 and until May 13, 2031, successors of the Inspector General for the Chicago school district shall be appointed by the school board instead of the Mayor. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-24 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II [HB0257 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB0257-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0257

Introduced , by Rep. Kambium Buckner

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 for the 2023 and 2027 consolidated primary elections. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that no later than June 30, 2029, the General Assembly must review and revise the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education and if the General Assembly has not reauthorized the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education by June 30, 2029, then, on May 13, 2031, the terms of all members elected in 2027 shall end, and a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members shall be appointed by the Mayor. Makes conforming changes. Provides that, beginning on May 9, 2023 and until May 13, 2031, successors of the Inspector General for the Chicago school district shall be appointed by the school board instead of the Mayor. Effective immediately.
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1 AN ACT concerning elections.
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
5 and newly created judicial offices;
6 (9) (Blank);
7 (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
8 Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, and elected Trustee
9 of other Sanitary Districts;
10 (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
11 designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
12 authorizing the creation of the district requires an
13 annual election and permits or requires election of
14 candidates of political parties.
15 (b) At the general primary election:
16 (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
17 parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
18 at the general election in that year, except where
19 pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political
20 parties is made by caucus.
21 (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
22 political party offices of State central committeeperson,
23 township committeeperson, ward committeeperson, and
24 precinct committeeperson shall be filled and delegates and
25 alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
26 shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code.

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1 In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential
2 election is to be held, candidates in the Presidential
3 preference primary shall also be on the ballot.
4 (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
5 has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
6 officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
7 VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois
8 Municipal Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the
9 offices of such municipal officers shall be filled at an
10 election held on the date of the general primary election,
11 provided that the municipal election shall be a
12 nonpartisan election where required by the Illinois
13 Municipal Code. For partisan municipal elections in
14 even-numbered years, a primary to nominate candidates for
15 municipal office to be elected at the general primary
16 election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding
17 that election.
18 (4) in each school district which has adopted the
19 provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
20 the members of the board of education whose terms expire
21 in the year in which the general primary is held shall be
22 elected.
23 (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
24odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
25 (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
26 municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other

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

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

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1except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
2subsection (c).
3 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
4odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
5shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
6mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
7to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
8elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
9required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in
10a nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to
11law candidates for such office are not permitted to be
12candidates of political parties.
13 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
14odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
15elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
16an ordinance providing a form of government of the
17municipality pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the
18Constitution.
19 At the consolidated primary elections in 2023 and 2027,
20members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected as
21provided in subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of the School
22Code, subject to the runoff elections to be held at the
23consolidated election as may be required by law.
24 (e) (Blank).
25 (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
26questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and

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

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1Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
2School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
3as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated
4election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
5before the following consolidated election. At the
6consolidated primary elections in 2023 and 2027, members of
7the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected as provided in
8subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of the School Code, subject
9to the runoff elections to be held at the consolidated
10election as may be required by law.
11(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
12 Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing
13Sections 34-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections
1434-4.1, 34-4.2, and 34-21.9 as follows:
15 (105 ILCS 5/34-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
16 Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
17Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
18 (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
19amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
20Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
21and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval
22of the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
23Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
24fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and

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1its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
2the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
3June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
4Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
5Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
6through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
7approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
8the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
9designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
10The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
11executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
12executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
13at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
14simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
15 (b) Within 30 days before the expiration of the terms of
16the members of the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as
17provided in subsection (a), a new Chicago Board of Education
18consisting of 7 members shall be appointed by the Mayor to take
19office on the later of July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the
20seventh member. Three of the members initially so appointed
21under this subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30,
222002, 4 of the members initially so appointed under this
23subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30, 2003, and
24each member initially so appointed shall continue to hold
25office until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
26Thereafter at the expiration of the term of any member a

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1successor shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall hold
2office for a term of 4 years, from July 1 of the year in which
3the term commences and until a successor is appointed and
4qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the Chicago Board
5of Education shall be filled through appointment by the Mayor
6for the unexpired term. No appointment to membership on the
7Chicago Board of Education that is made by the Mayor under this
8subsection shall require the approval of the City Council,
9whether the appointment is made for a full term or to fill a
10vacancy for an unexpired term on the Board. Notwithstanding
11any provision of law to the contrary, the terms of all members
12of the Chicago Board of Education serving on May 9, 2023 shall
13end when the members of the board organized under subsection
14(b-5) are elected and qualified. This subsection shall be
15inoperative after May 31, 2023.
16 (b-5) At the consolidated primaries in 2023 and 2027, a
17Chicago Board of Education consisting of 21 members shall be
18elected by the electors of the school district as provided in
19this subsection.
20 Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years. For
21purposes of elections conducted under this subsection, the
22City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral
23districts by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago
24Board of Education, as provided under Section 34-21.9. Each
25district shall be represented by a member, and one member
26shall be elected at large and serve as the president of the

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1board.
2 The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast for a
3seat on the Chicago Board of Education at the consolidated
4primary election shall be declared elected. If no candidate
5receives a majority of the votes for a seat on the Chicago
6Board of Education, a runoff election shall be held at the
7consolidated election, when only the names of the candidates
8receiving the highest and second highest number of votes for
9that seat on the Chicago Board of Education at the
10consolidated primary election shall appear on the ballot. If
11more than one candidate received the highest or second highest
12number of votes for a seat on the Chicago Board of Education at
13the consolidated primary election, the names of all candidates
14receiving the highest and second highest number of votes for
15that seat on the Chicago Board of Education shall appear on the
16ballot at the consolidated election. The candidate receiving
17the highest number of votes for that seat on the Chicago Board
18of Education at the consolidated election shall be declared
19elected.
20 Within 28 days after the members enter office, the board
21shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a
22time and place for the regular meetings. No less than a
23majority of the board's regular meetings shall take place
24after regular business hours in order to maximize community
25participation. Upon organizing itself as provided in this
26subsection, the board shall enter upon the discharge of its

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1duties.
2 Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
3members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
4within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
5the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. The
6successor shall have the same residential and other
7qualifications as his or her predecessor. Should the remaining
8board members fail to act within 45 days after the vacancy
9occurs, the Mayor shall, within 30 days after the remaining
10members have failed to fill the vacancy, fill the vacancy as
11provided for in this Section. Upon the Mayor's failure to fill
12the vacancy, the vacancy shall be filled at the next election
13of a new board. The successor shall have the same residential
14and other qualifications as his or her predecessor.
15 (b-10) No later than June 30, 2029, the General Assembly
16must review and revise the election of members of the Chicago
17Board of Education under subsection (b-5). If the General
18Assembly has not reauthorized the election of members of the
19Chicago Board of Education under subsection (b-5) by June 30,
202029, then, on May 13, 2031, the terms of all members elected
21in 2027 under subsection (b-5) shall end, and a new Chicago
22Board of Education consisting of 7 members shall be appointed
23by the Mayor. Three of the members initially so appointed
24under this subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30,
252033, 4 of the members initially so appointed under this
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1each member initially so appointed shall continue to hold
2office until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
3Thereafter, at the expiration of the term of any member, a
4successor shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall hold
5office for a term of 4 years, from July 1 of the year in which
6the term commences and until a successor is appointed and
7qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the Chicago Board
8of Education shall be filled through appointment by the Mayor
9for the unexpired term. No appointment to membership on the
10Chicago Board of Education that is made by the Mayor under this
11subsection shall require the approval of the City Council,
12regardless of whether the appointment is made for a full term
13or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term on the Board.
14 (b-15) Except as otherwise provided under subsection
15(b-5), the The board shall elect annually from its number a
16president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
17as the board determines by its rules. The officers so elected
18shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her their
19respective office by the rules of the board, provided that (i)
20the president shall preside at meetings of the board and vote
21as any other member but have no power of veto, and (ii) the
22vice president shall perform the duties of the president if
23that office is vacant or the president is absent or unable to
24act. The secretary of the board Board shall be selected by the
25board Board and shall be an employee of the board Board rather
26than a member of the board Board, notwithstanding subsection

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1(d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of the secretary shall be
2imposed by the rules of the board Board.
3 (b-20) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
4a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
5former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
6a period of one year immediately after termination of service
7on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
8compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
9the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
10preceding termination of service on the board, participated
11personally and substantially in the award of contracts with
12the board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
13change orders with the board or the school district, with a
14cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
15its parent or subsidiary.
16 (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
17in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
18term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
19student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
20student member as an advisor. The student member may not
21participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
22(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
23 (105 ILCS 5/34-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
24 Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
25 (a) To be eligible for election or appointment to the

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1board, a person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall
2be a registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall
3have been a resident of the city and, if applicable, the
4electoral district for at least one year 3 years immediately
5preceding his or her election or appointment, and shall not be
6a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the
7Criminal Code of 2012. A person is ineligible for election or
8appointment to the board if that person is an employee of the
9school district. For the board elected under subsection (b-5)
10of Section 34-3, all persons eligible for election to the
11board shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than
12250 voters residing within the electoral district on a
13petition in order to be placed on the ballot, except that
14persons eligible for election to the board at large shall be
15nominated by a petition signed by no less than 2,500 voters
16residing within the city.
17 Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
18during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
19therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Except for the
20President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees who
21may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
22executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
23subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
24without any compensation; provided, that board members shall
25be reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance
26of their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon

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1submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
2allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
3allowance to the president of the board for verification and
4approval. The board of education may continue to provide
5health care insurance coverage, employer pension
6contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
7insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
8from an administrative, teaching, or career service position
9in order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
10shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
11any local government other than that of Director of the
12Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
13development commission of a city having a population exceeding
14500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
15accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
16resigning any such office held at the time of being elected or
17appointed to the board within 30 days after such election or
18appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
19in the board.
20(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
21 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
22 Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
23requirements of the general election law, the form of
24petitions under Section 34-4 for the board elected under
25subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 shall be substantially as

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1follows:
2
NOMINATING PETITIONS
3
(LEAVE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE PART.)
4 To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
5Chicago:
6 We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
7residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
8resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
9the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
10(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
11date).
12 Name: .................. Address: ...................
13 In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
14for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial
15or initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly
16known, or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
17candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
18name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
19Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
20last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's
21name on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as
22(list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name
23changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the
24petition must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
25stating the candidate's previous names during the period
26specified in clause (i) and the date or dates each of those

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1names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be
2grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for
3the ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name
4changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
5or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
6dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
7marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation,
8such as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
9Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
10implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
11or similar information may be used in connection with the
12candidate's surname.
13 All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
14education shall be filed with the board of election
15commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal
16office of the school district is located within the time
17provided for by the general election law. The board of
18election commissioners shall receive and file only those
19petitions that include a statement of candidacy, the required
20number of voter signatures, the notarized signature of the
21petition circulator, and a receipt from the County Clerk
22showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic
23interest on or before the last day to file as required by the
24Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election
25commissioners may have petition forms available for issuance
26to potential candidates and may give notice of the petition

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1filing period by publication in a newspaper of general
2circulation within the school district not less than 10 days
3prior to the first day of filing. The board of election
4commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
5authorities in accordance with the general election law.
6 The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
7which the principal office of the school district is located
8shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
9is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
10the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
11law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
12State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
13requirements of the general election law. The board of
14election commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the
15last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the
16petitioner in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
17 A candidate for membership on the board of education who
18has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
19vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
20his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
21the vacant term by written declaration.
22 Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
23named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
24receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
25filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
26Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so

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1filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
2or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
3the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
4election law.
5 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
6 Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. This Section applies only to the
7board election under subsection (b-5) under Section 34-3. The
8board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in which
9the principal office of the school district is located shall
10conduct a lottery to determine the ballot order of candidates
11for full terms in the event of any simultaneous petition
12filings. Such candidate lottery shall be conducted as follows:
13 All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
14a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
15hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
16simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
17hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
18after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
19mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
20simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
21normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
22petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
23order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
24within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
25filed simultaneously.

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

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

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1
VOTE FOR ONE
2
( ) .....................................
3
( ) .....................................
4
( ) .....................................
5
REVERSE SIDE:
6
OFFICIAL BALLOT
7
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
8
(Precinct name or number)
9
School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
10
Election Tuesday (insert date)
11
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)
12
(County)
13 (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
14 Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
15 (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
16the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
17transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
18of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
19General shall have the authority to conduct investigations
20into allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and
21financial mismanagement in public education within the
22jurisdiction of the board by a local school council member or
23an employee, contractor, or member of the board or involving
24school projects managed or handled by the Public Building
25Commission. The Inspector General shall make recommendations

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1to the board about the investigations. The Inspector General
2in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
3shall serve for a term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her
4successors in office shall each be appointed by the Mayor,
5without the consent or approval of the City Council, for 4 year
6terms expiring on June 30th of an even numbered year; however,
7beginning on May 9, 2023 and until May 13, 2031, successors
8shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. If the
9Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy in that office
10otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent
11or approval of the City Council, a successor to serve under
12this Section for the remainder of the unexpired term; however,
13beginning on May 9, 2023 and until May 13, 2031, successors
14shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. The
15Inspector General shall be independent of the operations of
16the board and the School Finance Authority, and shall perform
17other duties requested by the board.
18 (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
19information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
20the office. If the Inspector General determines that a
21possible criminal act has been committed or that special
22expertise is required in the investigation, he or she shall
23immediately notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook
24County State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
25Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
26the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.

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

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1 (f) (Blank).
2 (g) (Blank).
3(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
4 (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
5 Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
6reapportionment of districts. For purposes of an election
7conducted under subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of
8Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts after
9the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
10Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago
11Board of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on
12or before May 31, 2022. Each district must be compact,
13contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
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