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(60 ILCS 1/22-5)
Resolution for consolidation; notice.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the township boards of any 2 or more adjacent townships may, by identical resolutions of each board, propose consolidation by referendum: (i) into a new township; or (ii) into an existing township. Each resolution shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) the name of the proposed new consolidated
township or the name of the existing township into which all townships will be consolidated;
(2) a description of how each road district or road
districts of a dissolving township shall comply with subsection (c) of Section 22-20 if a township will be consolidating into an existing township;
(3) the names of all townships that will be
consolidating and a description of the area of consolidation; and
(4) the date of the general election at which the
referendum shall be held.
All resolutions shall be passed not less than 79 days before the general election stated in the resolutions. For purposes of this Section, 3 or more townships are adjacent when each township shares a boundary with at least one of the other townships which are to be consolidated.
(b) Before passing a resolution under subsection (a), each township board shall hold a public hearing on those matters after notice of the hearing has been published on the main page of the townships' websites, if any, and in a newspaper having a general circulation in the townships affected. The notice shall be published at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The notice shall contain, at a minimum, the name of all townships that will be consolidating and a description of the area of consolidation.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18