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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/55-50
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/55-50)
Demand on executor or administrator of deceased officer.
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
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/55-55
(60 ILCS 1/55-55)
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)
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)
VACANCIES IN TOWNSHIP OFFICES AND THE
MANNER OF FILLING THEM
60 ILCS 1/60-5
(60 ILCS 1/60-5)
Filling vacancies in township offices.
(a) Except for the office of
township or multi-township assessor, if a township fails to elect the number of
township officers that the township is entitled to by law, or a person elected
to any township office fails to qualify, or a vacancy in any township office
occurs for any other reason including without limitation the resignation of an officer or the conviction in any court of the State of Illinois or of the United States of an officer for an infamous crime, then the township board shall fill the vacancy by
appointment, by warrant under their signatures and seals, and the persons so
appointed shall hold their respective offices for the remainder of the
unexpired terms. All persons so appointed shall have the same powers and
duties and are subject to the same penalties as if they had been elected or
appointed for a full term of office. A vacancy in the office of township or
multi-township assessor shall be filled only as provided in the Property Tax
For purposes of this subsection (a), a conviction for an offense that disqualifies an officer from holding that office occurs on the date of (i) the entry of a plea of guilty in court, (ii) the return of a guilty verdict, or (iii) in the case of a trial by the court, the entry of a finding of guilt.
(b) If a vacancy on the township board is not filled within 60 days, then a
special township meeting must be called under Section 35-5 to select a
replacement under Section 35-35.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever any township or
multi-township office becomes vacant or temporarily vacant due to a physical
incapacity of a township officer, the township or multi-township board may
temporarily appoint a deputy to perform the ministerial functions of the vacant
office until the physically incapacitated township officer submits a written
statement to the appropriate board that he or she is physically able to perform
his or her duty. The statement shall be sworn to before an officer authorized
to administer oaths in this State. A temporary deputy shall not be permitted
to vote at any meeting of the township board on any matter properly before the
board. The compensation of a temporary deputy shall be determined by the
appropriate board. The township board shall not appoint a deputy clerk if
the township clerk has appointed a deputy clerk under Section 75-45.
(d) Any person appointed to fill a vacancy under this Section shall be a
member of the same political party as the person vacating the office if the
person vacating the office was elected as a member of an established
political party, under Section 10-2 of the Election Code, that is
still in existence at the time of appointment. The appointee shall
establish his or her political party affiliation by his or her record
of voting in party primary
by holding or having held an office in a political party organization before
appointment. If the appointee has not voted in a party primary election
is not holding
or has not held an office in a political party organization before the
appointment, then the
appointee shall establish his or her political party affiliation by his or her
participating in a political party's nomination or election caucus.
(Source: P.A. 97-295, eff. 1-1-12.)
60 ILCS 1/60-15
(60 ILCS 1/60-15)
Warrant of appointment.
When any appointment is made under
Section 60-5 or 60-10, the officers making the appointment shall cause the
warrant of appointment to be promptly filed in the office of the township
clerk, who shall immediately give notice to each person appointed.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/60-20
(60 ILCS 1/60-20)
Resignation of officer.
(a) The township board may, for sufficient cause shown to them, accept the
resignation of any officer of their township. Whenever they accept a
resignation, the township clerk shall make a minute of the acceptance upon the
township records. A resignation of a multi-township assessor, however, shall
be made to and may be accepted by the multi-township board, and the clerk of
the multi-township board shall make the minute upon the records of the
multi-township board and forward a copy of the resignation and minute to the
county clerk, the Department of Revenue, each of the township boards in
the multi-township jurisdiction, and the supervisor of assessments for
entry upon their permanent records.
(b) Resignations become effective upon acceptance by the township
or multi-township board, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 85-694; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/Art. 65
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 65 heading)
COMPENSATION AND FEES
OF TOWNSHIP OFFICERS
60 ILCS 1/65-5
(60 ILCS 1/65-5)
Compensation of township officers.
Township officers are entitled
to compensation at the rates specified in this Article for each day necessarily
devoted by them to the services of the township in the duties of their
Compensation set by a multi-township board for the multi-township assessor
shall be set at least 150 days before the election of that officer.
Compensation set by a township board for the township assessor and collector
shall be set at the same time the compensation of its supervisor is set. Compensation shall be for time served, and no township officer may receive compensation for any future or anticipated days of duty.
(Source: P.A. 97-736, eff. 7-3-12.)
60 ILCS 1/65-10
(60 ILCS 1/65-10)
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-670; predecessor Section repealed by P.A.