(60 ILCS 1/75-45)
(a) The township clerk, when authorized by the township board, may appoint
one deputy clerk.
(b) The deputy clerk has the power and duty to do the following:
(1) Execute all documents required by law to be
executed by the township clerk and affix the township clerk's seal to those documents when required by law. In signing a document, the deputy clerk shall sign the name of the clerk followed with the word "By" and the deputy clerk's own name and the words "Deputy Clerk".
(2) Attend bid openings with respect to the sale,
purchase, or lease of goods or services by the township or the road district comprised of that township.
(3) Attend township meetings and township board
meetings and take minutes of those meetings.
(c) The deputy clerk shall exercise the powers authorized under this Section
only in the absence of the township clerk from the place where the clerk's
office is maintained (in the case of powers described in paragraphs (1) and (2)
of subsection (b)) and only when (i) the clerk has directed the deputy clerk,
in writing, to exercise that power or (ii) the township board has determined by
resolution that the township clerk is temporarily or permanently incapacitated
to perform that function.
(Source: Incorporates P.A. 88-360; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)