(305 ILCS 5/12-3)
(from Ch. 23, par. 12-3)
Local governmental units.
As provided in Article VI, local
governmental units shall provide funds for and administer the programs
provided in that Article subject, where so provided, to the supervision of
the Illinois Department. Local governmental units shall also provide the
social services and utilize the rehabilitative facilities authorized in
Article IX for persons served through Article VI, and shall discharge such
other duties as may be required by this Code or other laws of this State.
In counties not under township organization, the county shall provide
funds for and administer such programs.
In counties under township organization (including any such counties
in which the governing authority is a board of commissioners) the
various towns other than those towns lying entirely within the corporate
limits of any city, village or incorporated town having a population of
more than 500,000 inhabitants shall provide funds for and administer
Cities, villages, and incorporated towns having a population of more
than 500,000 inhabitants shall provide funds for public aid purposes
under Article VI but the Department of Human Services shall administer the
program for such municipality.
For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, however, the municipality shall
decrease by $5,000,000 the amount of funds it provides for public aid purposes
under Article VI. For each fiscal year thereafter, the municipality shall
decrease the amount of funds it provides for public aid purposes under Article
VI in that fiscal year by an additional amount equal to (i) $5,000,000 or (ii)
the amount provided by the municipality in the preceding fiscal year, whichever
is less, until the municipality does not provide any funds for public aid
purposes under Article VI.
Incorporated towns which have superseded civil townships shall
provide funds for and administer the public aid program provided by
In counties of less than 3 million population having a County
Veterans Assistance Commission in which there has been levied a tax as
authorized by Section 5-2006 of the Counties Code for the purpose of
providing assistance to military veterans and their families, the
County Veterans Assistance Commission shall administer the programs
provided by Article VI for such military veterans and their families
as seek aid through the County Veterans Assistance Commission.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02; 92-597, eff. 6-28-02.)