Bill Text: IL HB2267 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education at the general primary election in 2020 only as a nonpartisan election on a separate ballot. Provides that a member of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at each consolidated election thereafter. 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: Partisan Bill (Democrat 48-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-14 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro [HB2267 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2267-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 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
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 (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 elections in 2023 and 2027,
17members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected as
18provided in subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of the School
19Code, subject to the runoff elections to be held at the
20consolidated election as may be required by law.
21 (e) (Blank).
22 (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
23questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
24any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
25by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
26 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers

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

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1election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
2before the following consolidated election. At the
3consolidated primary elections in 2023 and 2027, members of the
4Chicago Board of Education shall be elected as provided in
5subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of the School Code, subject to
6the runoff elections to be held at the consolidated election as
7may be required by law.
8(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
9 Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
1034-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-4.1, 34-4.2,
11and 34-21.9 as follows:
12 (105 ILCS 5/34-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
13 Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
14Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
15 (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
16amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
17Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
18and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
19the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
20Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
21fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
22its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
23the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
24June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of

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1Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
2Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
3through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
4approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
5the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
6designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
7The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
8executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
9executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
10at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
11simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
12 (b) Within 30 days before the expiration of the terms of
13the members of the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided
14in subsection (a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting
15of 7 members shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on
16the later of July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh
17member. Three of the members initially so appointed under this
18subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the
19members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
20serve for terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially
21so appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
22successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
23expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
24appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
25years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
26until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in

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1the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
2filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
3No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
4that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
5the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
6made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
7on the Board. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
8contrary, the terms of all members of the Chicago Board of
9Education serving on May 9, 2023 shall end when the members of
10the board organized under subsection (b-5) are elected and
11qualified. This subsection shall be inoperative after May 31,
122023.
13 (b-5) At the consolidated primaries in 2023 and 2027, a
14Chicago Board of Education consisting of 21 members shall be
15elected by the electors of the school district as provided in
16this subsection.
17 Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years. For
18purposes of elections conducted under this subsection, the City
19of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by
20the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of
21Education, as provided under Section 34-21.9. Each district
22shall be represented by a member, and one member shall be
23elected at large and serve as the president of the board.
24 The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast for a
25seat on the Chicago Board of Education at the consolidated
26primary election shall be declared elected. If no candidate

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

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1successor shall have the same residential and other
2qualifications as his or her predecessor. Should the remaining
3board members fail to act within 45 days after the vacancy
4occurs, the Mayor shall, within 30 days after the remaining
5members have failed to fill the vacancy, fill the vacancy as
6provided for in this Section. Upon the Mayor's failure to fill
7the vacancy, the vacancy shall be filled at the next election
8of a new board. The successor shall have the same residential
9and other qualifications as his or her predecessor.
10 (b-10) No later than June 30, 2029, the General Assembly
11must review and revise the election of members of the Chicago
12Board of Education under subsection (b-5). If the General
13Assembly has not reauthorized the election of members of the
14Chicago Board of Education under subsection (b-5) by June 30,
152029, then, on May 13, 2031, the terms of all members elected
16in 2027 under subsection (b-5) shall end, and a new Chicago
17Board of Education consisting of 7 members shall be appointed
18by the Mayor. Three of the members initially so appointed under
19this subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30, 2033, 4
20of the members initially so appointed under this subsection
21shall serve for terms ending June 30, 2035, and each member
22initially so appointed shall continue to hold office until his
23or her successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter, at the
24expiration of the term of any member, a successor shall be
25appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
26years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and

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1until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
2the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
3filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
4No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
5that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
6the approval of the City Council, regardless of whether the
7appointment is made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an
8unexpired term on the Board.
9 (b-15) Except as otherwise provided under subsection
10(b-5), the The board shall elect annually from its number a
11president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
12as the board determines by its rules. The officers so elected
13shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her their
14respective office by the rules of the board, provided that (i)
15the president shall preside at meetings of the board and vote
16as any other member but have no power of veto, and (ii) the
17vice president shall perform the duties of the president if
18that office is vacant or the president is absent or unable to
19act. The secretary of the board Board shall be selected by the
20board Board and shall be an employee of the board Board rather
21than a member of the board Board, notwithstanding subsection
22(d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of the secretary shall be
23imposed by the rules of the board Board.
24 (b-20) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
25a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
26former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within

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1a period of one year immediately after termination of service
2on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
3compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
4the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
5preceding termination of service on the board, participated
6personally and substantially in the award of contracts with the
7board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
8change orders with the board or the school district, with a
9cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
10its parent or subsidiary.
11 (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
12in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
13term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
14student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
15student member as an advisor. The student member may not
16participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
17(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
18 (105 ILCS 5/34-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
19 Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
20 (a) To be eligible for election or appointment to the
21board, a person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall
22be a registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall
23have been a resident of the city and, if applicable, the
24electoral district for at least one year 3 years immediately
25preceding his or her election or appointment, and shall not be

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1a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the
2Criminal Code of 2012. A person is ineligible for election or
3appointment to the board if that person is an employee of the
4school district. For the board elected under subsection (b-5)
5of Section 34-3, all persons eligible for election to the board
6shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than 250
7voters residing within the electoral district on a petition in
8order to be placed on the ballot, except that persons eligible
9for election to the board at large shall be nominated by a
10petition signed by no less than 2,500 voters residing within
11the city.
12 Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
13during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
14therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Except for the
15President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees who
16may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
17executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
18subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
19without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
20reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
21their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
22submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
23allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
24allowance to the president of the board for verification and
25approval. The board of education may continue to provide health
26care insurance coverage, employer pension contributions,

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1employee pension contributions, and life insurance premium
2payments for an employee required to resign from an
3administrative, teaching, or career service position in order
4to qualify as a member of the board of education. They shall
5not hold other public office under the Federal, State or any
6local government other than that of Director of the Regional
7Transportation Authority, member of the economic development
8commission of a city having a population exceeding 500,000,
9notary public or member of the National Guard, and by accepting
10any such office while members of the board, or by not resigning
11any such office held at the time of being elected or appointed
12to the board within 30 days after such election or appointment,
13shall be deemed to have vacated their membership in the board.
14(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
15 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
16 Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
17requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
18under Section 34-4 for the board elected under subsection (b-5)
19of Section 34-3 shall be substantially as follows:
20
NOMINATING PETITIONS
21
(LEAVE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE PART.)
22 To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
23Chicago:
24 We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
25residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who

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1resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
2the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
3(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
4date).
5 Name: .................. Address: ...................
6 In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
7for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial or
8initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
9or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
10candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
11name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
12Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
13last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's name
14on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as (list
15all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on
16(list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition
17must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the
18candidate's previous names during the period specified in
19clause (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
20changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
21for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
22ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name changes
23resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's or
24parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
25dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
26marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation, such

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1as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
2Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
3implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
4or similar information may be used in connection with the
5candidate's surname.
6 All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
7education shall be filed with the board of election
8commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal office
9of the school district is located within the time provided for
10by the general election law. The board of election
11commissioners shall receive and file only those petitions that
12include a statement of candidacy, the required number of voter
13signatures, the notarized signature of the petition
14circulator, and a receipt from the County Clerk showing that
15the candidate has filed a statement of economic interest on or
16before the last day to file as required by the Illinois
17Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election commissioners
18may have petition forms available for issuance to potential
19candidates and may give notice of the petition filing period by
20publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the
21school district not less than 10 days prior to the first day of
22filing. The board of election commissioners shall make
23certification to the proper election authorities in accordance
24with the general election law.
25 The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
26which the principal office of the school district is located

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1shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
2is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
3the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
4law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
5State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
6requirements of the general election law. The board of election
7commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the last day
8for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the petitioner
9in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
10 A candidate for membership on the board of education who
11has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
12vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
13his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
14the vacant term by written declaration.
15 Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
16named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
17receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
18filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
19Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
20filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
21or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
22the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
23election law.
24 (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
25 Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. This Section applies only to the

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1board election under subsection (b-5) under Section 34-3. The
2board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in which
3the principal office of the school district is located shall
4conduct a lottery to determine the ballot order of candidates
5for full terms in the event of any simultaneous petition
6filings. Such candidate lottery shall be conducted as follows:
7 All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
8a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
9hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
10simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
11hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
12after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
13mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
14simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
15normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
16petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
17order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
18within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
19filed simultaneously.
20 Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
21the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
22filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
23board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are
24filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and
25determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other
26fair and impartial method of random selection. Such lottery

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

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1(BALLOT FORMAT
2 Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
3order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
4Section.
5 The school district is divided into 20 electoral districts,
6each of which elects one member to the board of education and
7votes on one member to serve at-large.)
8
OFFICIAL BALLOT
9
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
10
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
11
A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
12
VOTE FOR ONE
13
( ) .....................................
14
( ) .....................................
15
( ) .....................................
16
OFFICIAL BALLOT
17
AT LARGE
18
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
19
A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
20
VOTE FOR ONE
21
( ) .....................................
22
( ) .....................................
23
( ) .....................................
24
REVERSE SIDE:
25
OFFICIAL BALLOT
26
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)

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1
(Precinct name or number)
2
School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
3
Election Tuesday (insert date)
4
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)
5
(County)
6 (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
7 Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
8 (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
9the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
10transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
11of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
12General shall have the authority to conduct investigations into
13allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and financial
14mismanagement in public education within the jurisdiction of
15the board by a local school council member or an employee,
16contractor, or member of the board or involving school projects
17managed or handled by the Public Building Commission. The
18Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
19the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
20effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
21term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
22shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
23approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
2430th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on May 9,
252023 and until May 13, 2031, successors shall be appointed by

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1the board instead of the Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves
2office or if a vacancy in that office otherwise occurs, the
3Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of the
4City Council, a successor to serve under this Section for the
5remainder of the unexpired term; however, beginning on May 9,
62023 and until May 13, 2031, successors shall be appointed by
7the board instead of the Mayor. The Inspector General shall be
8independent of the operations of the board and the School
9Finance Authority, and shall perform other duties requested by
10the board.
11 (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
12information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
13the office. If the Inspector General determines that a possible
14criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
15required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately
16notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County
17State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
18Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
19the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
20 (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
21access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
22leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
23city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
24district.
25 (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
26witnesses and compel the production of books and papers

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1pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
2person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
3fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
4papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
5knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
6this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
7 (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
8the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
9investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
10year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
11Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
12investigations made under this Section for the period
13commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
14May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
15of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
16confidential or identifying information concerning the
17subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries shall
18also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
19matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
20 (f) (Blank).
21 (g) (Blank).
22(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
23 (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
24 Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
25reapportionment of districts. For purposes of an election

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1conducted under subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of
2Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts after
3the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
4Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board
5of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or
6before May 31, 2022. Each district must be compact, contiguous,
7and substantially equal in population.
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