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TOWNSHIPS
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/55-6

    (60 ILCS 1/55-6)
    Sec. 55-6. Criminal conviction. A person is not eligible to hold any office if that person, at the time required for taking the oath of office, has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-546, eff. 7-15-16.)

60 ILCS 1/55-10

    (60 ILCS 1/55-10)
    Sec. 55-10. Oath or affirmation. Every person elected or appointed to the office of supervisor, township clerk, assessor, trustee, commissioner of highways, township enforcement officer, or collector, before entering upon the duties of that office, shall take and subscribe, before any person authorized to administer an oath of office, the oath or affirmation of office prescribed by the Constitution. Within 8 days after the oath or affirmation is taken and subscribed, it shall be filed in the office of the township clerk or the clerk of the multi-township board, as the case may be, and the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-769; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-15

    (60 ILCS 1/55-15)
    Sec. 55-15. Neglect to take oath or affirmation. If any person elected or appointed to any of the offices specified in Section 55-10 neglects to take and subscribe the oath or affirmation and cause the certificate to be filed as required in Section 55-10, the neglect shall be deemed a refusal to serve.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-20

    (60 ILCS 1/55-20)
    Sec. 55-20. Pound master; acceptance of office. Every person appointed to the office of pound master, before he or she enters on the duties of the office and within 10 days after being notified of his or her election or appointment, shall cause to be filed in the office of the township clerk a notice signifying his or her acceptance of the office. A neglect to cause the notice to be filed shall be deemed a refusal to serve.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-25

    (60 ILCS 1/55-25)
    Sec. 55-25. Collector; bond; oath. Every person elected to the office of collector, before he or she enters upon the duties of the office, shall give the bond required by law. If any person elected to the office of collector does not give the security and take the oath or affirmation required under Section 55-10 within the time limited for that purpose, the neglect shall be deemed a refusal to serve.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-30

    (60 ILCS 1/55-30)
    Sec. 55-30. Refusal to serve; forfeiture. If any person elected to the office of supervisor, township clerk, assessor, or commissioner of highways refuses to serve, he or she shall forfeit to the township the sum of $25.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-35

    (60 ILCS 1/55-35)
    Sec. 55-35. Entering upon duties of office before taking oath; forfeiture. If any township officer who is required by law to take the oath of office enters upon the duties of his or her office before taking the oath, he or she shall forfeit to the township the sum of $50.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-37

    (60 ILCS 1/55-37)
    Sec. 55-37. Misconduct of officers; penalty. Every township officer who is guilty of a palpable omission of duty, or who is guilty of willful and corrupt oppression, malconduct, or misfeasance in discharging the duties of the office, shall be guilty of a business offense and, on conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000. The court in which the conviction occurs shall enter an order removing the convicted officer from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-946; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-40

    (60 ILCS 1/55-40)
    Sec. 55-40. Demand for books and papers by successor upon expiration of predecessor's term. Whenever the term of any supervisor, township clerk, or commissioner of highways expires and another person is elected or appointed to that office, the successor, immediately after he or she enters upon the duties of the office, shall demand of his or her predecessor all the books and papers belonging to the office and under the predecessor's control.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-45

    (60 ILCS 1/55-45)
    Sec. 55-45. Demand for books and papers by successor upon vacancy. Whenever any officer named in Section 55-40 resigns or the office becomes vacant in any way, and another person is elected or appointed in the officer's stead, the person so elected or appointed shall make the demand required under Section 55-40 of his or her predecessor or of any person having charge of those books and papers.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-50

    (60 ILCS 1/55-50)
    Sec. 55-50. Demand on executor or administrator of deceased officer. Upon the death of any of the officers named in Section 55-40, the successor of the officer shall make the demand required under that Section of the executors or administrators of the deceased officer. The executors or administrators shall deliver up, on oath, all records, books, and papers in their possession or under their control belonging to the office and held by their testator or intestate.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-55

    (60 ILCS 1/55-55)
    Sec. 55-55. Delivery of records. It is the duty of every person going out of office, whenever required under Section 55-45 or 55-50, to deliver up, on oath, all the records, books, and papers in his or her possession or in his or her control belonging to that office. The oath may be administered by the officer to whom the delivery is to be made. It shall also be the duty of every supervisor and commissioner of highways going out of office, at the same time, to pay over to his or her successor the balance of moneys remaining in his or her hands as ascertained by the trustees of township accounts.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/55-65

    (60 ILCS 1/55-65)
    Sec. 55-65. Prohibited activities. All township officers shall be subject to the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/Art. 60

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 60 heading)
ARTICLE 60.
VACANCIES IN TOWNSHIP OFFICES AND THE
MANNER OF FILLING THEM