Bill Text: IL HB1774 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2019 consolidated 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 General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 72-20)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-09-28 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB1774 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB1774-Engrossed.html



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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 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 committeeman,
22 township committeeman, ward committeeman, and precinct
23 committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
24 delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
25 elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
26 even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to

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1 be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
2 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 chairman of the Chain O Lakes -
25 Fox 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
8 of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
9 school 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 (18) Beginning with the 2019 consolidated election and
21 every 4 years thereafter, elected members of the Chicago
22 Board of Education.
23 (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
24odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
25nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
26election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination

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

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1to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
2election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
3provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
4officers shall be subject to the referendum.
5 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
6officials established in this Article, any community college
7district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
8to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
9hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
10members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
11effective date of the new district.
12 (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
13any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
14to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
15held in the precinct on that date.
16 (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
17the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
18(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,
19eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
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 or whose term
2expires in the year in which the consolidated election is held.
3(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
4 Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
534-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-21.9, 34-4.1
6and 34-4.2 as follows:
7 (105 ILCS 5/34-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
8 Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
9Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
10 (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
11amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
12Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
13and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
14the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
15Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
16fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
17its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
18the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
19June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
20Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
21Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
22through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
23approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
24the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be

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1designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
2The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
3executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
4executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
5at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
6simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
7 (b) This subsection (b) applies until May 14, 2019. Within
830 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
9the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
10(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
11shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
12July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
13the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
14serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
15initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
16terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
17appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
18successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
19expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
20appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
21years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
22until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
23the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
24filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
25No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
26that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require

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1the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
2made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
3on the Board.
4 (b-5) On May 14, 2019, the terms of all members of the
5Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) of
6this Section are abolished when the new board, consisting of 21
7members, is elected by the electors of the school district as
8provided in this subsection (b-5) and takes office.
9 Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
10commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
11the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
12elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections conducted
13pursuant to this subsection (b-5), the City of Chicago shall be
14subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly
15for seats on the Chicago Board of Education, as provided under
16Section 34-21.9 of this Code. Each district shall be
17represented by a member, and one member shall be elected at
18large and serve as the president of the board.
19 Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
20shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a time
21and place for the regular meetings. No less than a majority of
22the board's regular meetings shall take place after regular
23business hours in order to maximize community participation.
24Upon organizing itself as provided in this subsection (b-5),
25the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
26 Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining

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1members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
2within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
3the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
4successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
5unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
628 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
7than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
8appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
9no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
10shall have the same residential and other qualifications as his
11or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members fail to
12act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall,
13within 30 days after the remaining members have failed to fill
14the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this Section.
15Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall
16be filled at the next board election. The successor shall have
17the same residential and other qualifications as his or her
18predecessor.
19 (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
20president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
21as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
22the voters and vice-president elected by the board officers so
23elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her
24their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
25that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
26and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and

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

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

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1without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
2reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
3their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
4submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
5allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
6allowance to the president of the board for verification and
7approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
8provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
9contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
10insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
11from an administrative, teaching, or career service position in
12order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
13shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
14any local government other than that of Director of the
15Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
16development commission of a city having a population exceeding
17500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
18accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
19resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
20appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
21appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
22in the board.
23(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
24 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
25 Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the

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1requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
2under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be substantially as
3follows:
4
NOMINATING PETITIONS
5
(LEAVE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE PART.)
6 To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
7Chicago:
8 We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
9residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
10resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
11the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
12(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
13date).
14 Name: .................. Address: ...................
15 In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
16for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial or
17initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
18or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
19candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
20name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
21Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
22last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's name
23on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as (list
24all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on
25(list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition
26must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
2the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
3effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
4term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
5shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
6approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
730th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on May 14,
82019, successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
9Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy
10in that office otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint,
11without the consent or approval of the City Council, a
12successor to serve under this Section for the remainder of the
13unexpired term; however, beginning on May 14, 2019, successors
14shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. The
15Inspector General shall be independent of the operations of the
16board and the School Finance Authority, and shall perform other
17duties 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 possible
21criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
22required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately
23notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County
24State'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 shall
25also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
26matters 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.
7 (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
8subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of this Code, the City of
9Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts after
10the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
11Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board
12of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or
13before May 31, 2018. Each district must be compact, contiguous,
14and substantially equal in population.
15 (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
16General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
17reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with the
18requirements in subsection (a) of this Section. The
19reapportionment plan shall be completed and formally approved
20by the General Assembly not less than 90 days before the last
21date established by law for the filing of nominating petitions
22for the second school board election after the decennial census
23year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
24within the electoral district from which the member was
25elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until the

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1expiration of the member's regular term. All new members shall
2be elected from the electoral districts as reapportioned.
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