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2008 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2008)

handle is hein.sag/sagil0030 and id is 1 raw text is: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Lisa Madigan
KTORNEY GENERAL                        August 7, 2008
FILE NO: 08-001
Redistricting After a Special Census
The Honorable Patricia Reid Lindner
Assistant Republican Leader
State Representative, 50th District
32 Main Street, Suite A
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
Dear Representative Lindner:
I    e yo     tter i q iring whethe a    unic  a 'ty that is required to redistrict as a
result of as ec  I census may, pur   a   to subs   ti n 3.1-20-10(b) of the Illinois Municipal Code
(the Munici 1 ode) (65 IL S /3.1-20-10(b) (West 2006)), adopt an ordinance providing for
fewer aldermen t              ber fixed by statute for municipalities of that population. For the
reasons stated below, it is my opinion that subsection 3.1-20-10(b) is applicable only to
municipalities redistricting following the * * * receipt of the new federal decennial census
results[.] Therefore, a municipality that redistricts on the basis of the results of a special census,
rather than a Federal decennial census, may not adopt an ordinance restricting the number of
aldermen under subsection 3.1-20-10(b).
500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706 * (217) 782-1090 * TTY: (217) 785-2771 * Fax: (217) 782-7046
100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 * (312) 814-3000 * TTY: (312) 814-3374 * Fax: (312) 814-3806
1001 East Main, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 * (618) 529-6400 * TTY: (618) 529-6403 * Fax: (618) 529-6416  *<ia

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