“If the numbers come in below 25,000 then the city clerk is required to certify a question on home rule for the next election ballot,” Griffin said.
Still, it remains uncertain precisely when this decisive question would be raised.
Passage 65 ILCS 5/1‑1‑9 of the Illinois Municipal Code indicates that the question would have to be presented at the next general election, dictating that voters would be presented with a “proposition of whether the municipality shall elect not to be a home rule unit.”
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