(60 ILCS 1/235-5)
Township taxes for various purposes.
The township board may
raise money, by taxation not exceeding the rates established in Section 235-10,
for the following purposes:
(1) Prosecuting or defending suits by or against the
township or in which the township is interested.
(2) Maintaining cemeteries under the control,
management, and ownership of the township and controlling, managing, and maintaining public cemeteries not operated for profit, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1c of the Public Graveyards Act.
(3) Maintaining and operating a public nonsectarian
hospital under Article 175. This authorization does not apply to any township that avails itself of the provisions of Article 170.
(4) Maintaining and operating a township committee on
youth under Section 215-5.
(5) Providing mental health services under Section
(6) Providing services in cooperation with another
governmental entity, not-for-profit corporation, or nonprofit community service association under Section 85-13.
(7) Maintaining and operating a township committee
for senior citizens' services under Section 220-10.
(8) Maintaining and operating a township health
service that may provide, but is not required to provide or limited to providing, examination, diagnosis, testing, and inoculation and all necessary and appurtenant personnel, equipment, and insurance.
(9) Accumulating moneys in a dedicated fund for a
specific capital construction or maintenance project or a major equipment purchase. The annual budget and appropriation ordinance for the township shall state the amount, purpose, and duration of any accumulation of funds authorized under this Section, with specific reference to each project to be constructed or equipment to be purchased. Nothing in this item precludes a township from accumulating moneys as provided in Section 6-501 of the Illinois Highway Code.
(10) Executing the rights, powers, duties, and
responsibilities, or satisfying the liabilities or obligations, assumed from a road district abolished under the provisions of Section 6-133 of the Illinois Highway Code.
(11) Any other purpose authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 97-611, eff. 1-1-12.)