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(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/215-10

    (60 ILCS 1/215-10)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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 Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-580; 86-1191; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/220-20

    (60 ILCS 1/220-20)
    Sec. 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
older adults.
        (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)
    Sec. 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.)