§ 3-6. Time and manner of giving notice. Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given by publishing the notice in
a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the proposed district
is situated. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date
fixed for hearing. When the proposed district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall
be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation
published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication
of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.
The petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit of one or more credible persons
setting forth the names and addresses of the owners of all the land proposed to be
included in the district, if known, or, if unknown, the names and addresses of the
persons who last paid the general taxes on the land for which the names or addresses
of the non-resident owners are unknown, as shown by the collector's books in the county
in which such land is situated. The petitioners or the clerk of the court shall, within 4 days after the first publication
of the notice, mail a copy thereof to each person named in the affidavit at the address
therein set forth.
The notice given by mail shall be sent first class, with the postage thereon fully
prepaid. The certificate of the clerk of the court or the affidavit of any other credible
person, affixed to a copy of the notice, is sufficient evidence of the mailing of
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