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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/95-30
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/95-30)
Civil actions against a township or township
employee shall be subject to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
Tort Immunity Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/Art. 100
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 100 heading)
60 ILCS 1/100-5
(60 ILCS 1/100-5)
Township attorney and other employees; compensation.
(a) The township board may employ and fix the compensation of township
employees that the board deems necessary, excluding the employees of the
offices of supervisor of general assistance, township collector, and township
assessor. The township board shall fix the compensation of a township
attorney appointed by the township supervisor under Section 70-37. The
township attorney shall not be considered a township employee for purposes of
the first sentence of this subsection.
(b) The board shall set and adopt rules concerning all benefits available to
employees of the board if the board employs 5 or more employees. The rules
shall include, without limitation, the following benefits to the extent they
are applicable: insurance coverage, compensation, overtime pay, compensatory
time off, holidays, vacations, sick leave, and maternity leave. The rules shall
be adopted and filed with the township clerk within 6 months after July 1,
1992. Amendments to the rules shall be filed with the township clerk on or
before their effective date.
(c) Unless otherwise provided and if approved by the highway commissioner,
the township board of trustees may employ and fix the compensation of a
separate township attorney who shall represent the highway commissioner. Such
compensation shall be paid out of the township road fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-190, eff. 7-24-97.)
60 ILCS 1/100-10
(60 ILCS 1/100-10)
Township enforcement officer.
(a) The township board may appoint one or more township enforcement officers to serve
for a term of one year and may remove an officer with or without cause. Every person
appointed to the office of township enforcement officer, before entering on the
duties of the office and within 10 days after being notified of the
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.
(b) The sheriff of the county in which the township is situated may
disapprove any such appointment within 30 days after the notice is filed. The
disapproval precludes that person from serving as a township enforcement
officer, and the township board may appoint another person
to that position
subject to approval by the sheriff.
(c) Every person appointed to the office of township enforcement officer,
before entering upon the duties of the office, shall execute, with sufficient
sureties to be approved by the supervisor or clerk of the township, an
instrument in writing by which the township enforcement officer and his or her
sureties shall jointly and severally agree to pay to each and every person who
may be entitled thereto all sums of money as the township enforcement officer
may become liable to pay on account of any neglect or default of the township
enforcement officer or on account of any misfeasance of the township
enforcement officer in the discharge of, or failure to faithfully perform, any
of the duties of the office.
(d) The township enforcement officers shall have the same power and authority
within the township as a deputy sheriff but only for the purpose of enforcing
township ordinances. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section, township enforcement officers are authorized to enforce county ordinances within areas of a county located within the township pursuant to intergovernmental agreements between the respective county and township to the extent authorized by the agreement. The township enforcement officer shall not carry firearms
and will not be required to comply with the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act.
The officer shall attend law enforcement training classes conducted by the
Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. The township board
shall appropriate all necessary monies for the training.
(d-5) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, in all
actions for the violation of any township ordinance, township enforcement
officers shall be authorized to issue and to serve upon any person who the
township enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe is guilty of a
violation of a township ordinance a notice of violation that shall constitute
a summons and complaint. A copy of such notice of violation shall be forwarded
to the circuit court having jurisdiction over the township where the violation
is alleged to have been committed. Every person who has been issued a summons
shall appear for trial, and the action shall be prosecuted in the corporate
name of the township. Enforcement of county ordinances shall be in accordance with procedures adopted by the county and any applicable State law.
(2) In all actions for violation of any township ordinance when the fine
would not be in excess of $500 and no jail term could be imposed, service of
summons may be made by the township clerk by certified mail, return receipt
requested, whether service is to be within or without the State.
(e) The township enforcement officers shall carry identification documents
provided by the township board identifying him or her as a township
enforcement officer. The officers shall notify the township clerk of any
violations of township ordinances.
(f) Nothing in this Code precludes a county auxiliary deputy or deputy
sheriff, or a municipal policeman or auxiliary police officer from serving as a
township enforcement officer during off-duty hours.
(g) The township board may provide compensation for the township enforcement
officer on either a per diem or a salary basis.
(Source: P.A. 97-330, eff. 8-12-11; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15
60 ILCS 1/100-10.5
(60 ILCS 1/100-10.5)
Summons; violation of township ordinances.
In a township
that does not have a township enforcement officer appointed under Section
100-10, and the township board has contracted with the county sheriff or one or
more municipalities to furnish police protection in an unincorporated area of
the township as provided in Sections 30-150, 30-155, and 30-160, the county
sheriff or a peace officer of the municipal police department of a municipality
that has entered into the contract with the township board has the power to
issue summons for violations of township ordinances in the same manner as a
township enforcement officer under subsection (d-5) of Section 100-10.
(Source: P.A. 89-589, eff. 1-1-97.)
60 ILCS 1/100-15
(60 ILCS 1/100-15)
In addition to any powers that it may
exercise under the Government Salary Withholding Act, the township board may
provide, for the benefit of the township's employees, officials,
or retired officials and their
dependents, group life, health, accident, hospital, or dental insurance or any
combination of those types of insurance. The insurance may include provision
for employees, officials, retired officials, and their dependents who rely
on treatment by prayer
or spiritual means alone for healing in accordance with the tenets and practice
of a well recognized religious denomination. The township board may provide
for payment by the township of all or a portion of the premium or charge for
the insurance for covered persons, except that the township may not pay all
or a portion of the premium or charge for the insurance for retired
officials and their dependents. If the township board undertakes a plan
under which the township does not pay the entire amount of premiums or charges
for the insurance, the board may provide for withholding and deducting from the
compensation of its employees or officers amounts required to pay the
balance of the premiums or charges.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 89-326, eff. 1-1-96.)
60 ILCS 1/100-20
(60 ILCS 1/100-20)
The wages of laborers, mechanics,
and other workers employed in any public works by the township and the
wages of anyone under contracts for township public works shall be subject
to the Prevailing Wage Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-62.)