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Trustee Election and Vacancies

103.01 Trustee Election and Vacancies

The election of the members of the Board shall be held at the time and in the manner
provided by law and each member shall be elected for a term of six years unless otherwise
provided herein. Each member must, on the date of the election, be a citizen of the United
States, eighteen years of age or over, and a resident of the State and the Territory which, on the
date of the election, is included in the college district, for at least one year immediately preceding
the election. Removal of residence from the district by any member constitutes a resignation
from and creates a vacancy on the board.
A vacancy on the College Board occurs upon the happening of any event which creates a
vacancy on the Board of Trustees under the relevant provision of law. Whenever a vacancy
occurs, the remaining members of the Board of Trustees shall appoint a person to fill the
vacancy. The individual shall be selected based on their overall ability to best represent the
college district. The person receiving the appointment shall serve until the successor is elected
and certified in accordance with the Election Code. If the vacancy occurs with less than four
months remaining before the next scheduled nonpartisan election, and if the term of office of the
Board member vacating the position is not scheduled to expire at that election, then the term of
the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall extend through that election and until the
succeeding nonpartisan election. If the term of office of the Board member vacating the position
is scheduled to expire at the upcoming nonpartisan election, the appointed member shall serve
only until the successor is elected and qualified at that election. If the remaining members of the
Board fail to appoint a person to fill the vacancy within 60 days after the vacancy occurs, then
the Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board will fill the vacancy until that vacancy
shall be filled by election as provided by law.

Revised:

  • 03-23-1981
  • 10-24-1983
  • 03-27-1989
  • 03-26-1990
  • 04-26-2010