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TOWNSHIPS
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/Art. 29

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 29 heading)
ARTICLE 29. DISCONTINUANCE OF TOWNSHIP WITHIN COTERMINOUS
MUNICIPALITY: ALL TOWNSHIPS
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/29-5

    (60 ILCS 1/29-5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 29-5. Resolutions to discontinue and abolish a township. The township board and the corporate authorities of a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality may by resolutions of the board and corporate authorities, and after referendum of the voters of the township and municipality: (1) discontinue and abolish the township; (2) transfer all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township to the municipality; and (3) cease and dissolve all township road districts with the district's jurisdiction and authority transferred to the municipality upon the dissolution of the township.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/29-10

    (60 ILCS 1/29-10)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 29-10. Notice.
    (a) Before passing resolutions under Section 29-5, the township board and the corporate authorities of the municipality shall hold public hearings on those matters after notice of the hearing has been published on the main page of the respective entities' websites, if any, and in a newspaper having general circulation in the township and municipality. The notice shall be published at least 30 days before the date of the hearing.
    (b) Before a referendum is placed on the ballot under Section 29-15, each township board shall publish a copy of the resolution adopted under Section 29-5 on the main page of the respective entities' websites, if any, and in a newspaper of general circulation in the township and municipality affected. The notice shall be published at least 30 days before the date of the general election in which the referendum will appear.
    Each township board shall additionally mail a copy of the adopted resolution, along with a copy of the referendum language, the date the referendum will appear, and a list of all taxes levied in the affected townships, to every registered voter in each township affected. The notice shall be mailed at least 30 days before the date of the election in which the referendum will appear.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/29-15

    (60 ILCS 1/29-15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 29-15. Referendum for cessation of township. Upon the adoption of resolutions under Section 29-5 by both the township and municipality, the township board and corporate authorities of the municipality shall certify the question to the election authority and the authority shall cause to be submitted to the voters of the township and municipality at the next election a referendum to discontinue the township and to transfer all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township to the municipality. The referendum shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the Township of (name of township) cease?
    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No". The referendum is approved when a majority of the voters, in both the township and municipality, approve the referendum.
    If the referendum is approved, there shall be no further nominations or elections for clerks, assessors, collectors, highway commissioners, supervisors, or trustees of the township or highway commission, and the terms of all such officers currently serving shall continue until the third Monday of May of the year of the consolidated election in which township officials are elected next following the approval of a referendum under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/29-20

    (60 ILCS 1/29-20)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 29-20. Cessation of township. On the third Monday in May in the year of the consolidated election in which township officials are elected next following the approval of a referendum under Section 29-15:
        (1) the township is discontinued and abolished and
    
all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township shall vest in and be assumed by the municipality, including the authority to levy property taxes for township purposes in the same manner as the dissolved township without an additional ordinance, resolution, or referendum;
        (2) all township officers shall cease to hold office;
        (3) the municipality shall exercise all duties and
    
responsibilities of the township officers as provided in the Township Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Property Tax Code, and the Illinois Highway Code, as applicable. The municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the county or the State to administer the duties and responsibilities of the township officers for services under its jurisdiction; and
        (4) any road district located within the township
    
is abolished and its jurisdiction, rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities shall vest in and be assumed by the municipality and the highway commissioner of the abolished road district shall cease to hold office. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall: exercise the taxing authority of a road district abolished under this Section; exercise all duties and responsibilities of the highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code; and for purposes of distribution of revenue, assume the powers, duties, and obligations of the road district in the discontinued township. The corporate authorities of a municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement or a contract with the county, another municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads which were under the jurisdiction of the abolished road district.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/29-25

    (60 ILCS 1/29-25)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 29-25. Business, records, and property of discontinued township. The records of a township discontinued under this Article shall be deposited in the municipality's city clerk's office. The municipality may close up all unfinished business of the township and sell and dispose of any of the property belonging to the township for benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)