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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/215-10
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/215-10)
Youth service bureaus.
(a) The township board may provide for the establishment or maintenance (or
may enter into contractual agreements with other townships, municipalities, or
counties for the establishment or maintenance) of youth service bureaus or may
enter into contractual agreements with established youth service bureaus,
public or private, serving the general area of the township. The agreements
shall be written and shall provide for services to residents of the township
under 13 years of age, but agencies providing services to adults in addition to
youths may qualify as youth service bureaus. "Youth service bureau" means any
public or private agency providing, or arranging for the provision of,
assistance to persons referred to the agency by law enforcement officials,
court agencies and other agencies, and individuals with the intention of
diverting the persons from formal processes of the court.
(b) This Section shall not be construed to amend, modify, or have any effect
on the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(c) For purposes of this Section, the township board may expend moneys
in the general fund not appropriated for other purposes or funds made
available from the federal State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/215-15
(60 ILCS 1/215-15)
Runaway or homeless youths.
The township board annually may
appropriate funds to private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of
providing services to runaway or homeless youths and their families. The
services may include temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical care,
transportation, individual and family counseling, and any other service
necessary to provide adequate temporary, protective care for runaway or
homeless youths and to reunite the youths with their parents or guardians. For
purposes of this Section, "runaway or homeless youth" means a person under the
age of 18 years who is absent from his legal residence without the consent of
his parent or legal guardian or who is without a place of shelter where
supervision and care are available.
(Source: P.A. 83-1284; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/Art. 220
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 220 heading)
60 ILCS 1/220-5
(60 ILCS 1/220-5)
Care for the elderly.
Upon the request of the supervisor of
general assistance, the township board may enter into contractual agreements
with the operators of nursing homes, retirement homes, or other facilities for
the care of the elderly for the purchase of care for elderly public assistance
recipients. All agreements shall be written and shall provide for the
rendition of services to the eligible residents of the township. For
the purpose of purchasing care for the elderly, the township board may expend,
upon recommendation of the supervisor of general assistance, its funds and any
funds made available to it by other governments for general township purposes.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/220-10
(60 ILCS 1/220-10)
Township committee for senior citizens' services.
(a) The township board may appoint a township committee for senior citizens'
services comprised of not more than 9 members. A minimum of one-third of the
committee shall be 55 years of age or older. The initial members shall serve
their terms as follows: 3 members for 1 year, 3 members for 2 years, and 3
members for 3 years. Succeeding members shall serve 3-year terms.
(b) Members of the committee shall select one of their number to
serve as chairman and may select other officers deemed necessary.
(c) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation but
shall be allowed necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their
duties under this Section.
(d) The committee shall cooperate with the Illinois Department on
Aging and with the Department of Transportation, whenever appropriate,
to develop and administer programs designed to maintain the
self-sufficiency and personal well-being of citizens residing within the
jurisdiction of the township who are 55 years of age or older.
(e) The committee may receive federal funds made available to the Department
on Aging or the Department of Transportation for the implementation of
federally approved senior citizens programs. The local funding shall be
provided from the township general fund.
(f) The committee may enter into service agreements or contracts for the
purpose of providing needed or required transportation services or make grants
to another governmental entity, not-for-profit corporation, or community
service agency to fund programs for senior citizens, subject to the approval of
the township board.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/220-15
(60 ILCS 1/220-15)
Distributions from township general fund for benefit of
senior citizens. Whenever the electors attending an annual or special township
meeting determine that the general township fund of the township
contains funds not derived from a township tax levy that are not needed
for township purposes during the remainder of the then current fiscal year,
the electors may, by a resolution adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds
of the electors attending the meeting, direct that all or any portion of the
funds be distributed to a for profit (or not for profit) and non-sectarian
organization that provides services or facilities to the township's older
inhabitants or to the board of managers of a township community building to be
used for the operation and maintenance of a non-sectarian activity and guidance
center for the older inhabitants of the township. The electors attending the
annual or special township meeting may also, by a resolution adopted
by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of those electors attending, direct that
all or a portion of the available funds be expended directly by the township to
provide the services or facilities for older inhabitants described in this
(Source: P.A. 86-580; 86-1191; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/220-20
(60 ILCS 1/220-20)
Purpose of senior citizen services.
Any service, activity,
facility, or guidance center for which township funds are expended or
distributed under this Article shall be maintained and operated, in addition to
any other purpose, for the following purposes:
(1) To decrease the sense of isolation and dependence
that often accompanies old age.
(2) To enrich the social and intellectual life of
(3) To help older adults meet practical problems
attendant on aging, such as health, diet, adjustment to changed circumstances, and finances.
(4) To help older adults contribute to community
well-being as effective and useful citizens.
(5) To help persons approaching retirement to
appropriately plan for it.
(6) To organize community interest in generally
improving the climate of living for older adults.
(Source: P.A. 79-816; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/220-25
(60 ILCS 1/220-25)
Limitation on action.
No action under Section 220-15 shall be
taken at any annual or special township meeting unless the notice of the
meeting, published at least 10 days before the meeting, included notification
that the matter of the expenditure of funds under that Section by the township
or the distribution of funds to an organization or board under that Section
would be raised at the meeting.
(Source: P.A. 79-816; 88-62.)