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TOWNSHIPS
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/25-25

    (60 ILCS 1/25-25)
    Sec. 25-25. Disposal of township records and property. When township organization is discontinued in any county, the records of the several townships shall be deposited in the county clerk's office. The county commissioners of the county may close up all unfinished business of the several townships and sell and dispose of any of the property belonging to a township for the benefit of the inhabitants of the township, as fully as might have been done by the townships themselves. The county commissioners may pay all the indebtedness of any township existing at the time of the discontinuance of township organization and cause the amount of the indebtedness, or so much as may be necessary, to be levied upon the property of the township.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/Art. 27

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 27 heading)
ARTICLE 27. DISCONTINUANCE OF TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION WITHIN COTERMINOUS MUNICIPALITY
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/27-5

    (60 ILCS 1/27-5)
    Sec. 27-5. Applicability. This Article shall apply only to a township that: (1) is within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality in which the city council exercises the powers and duties of the township board, or in which one or more municipal officials serve as an officer or trustee of the township; (2) is located within a county with a population of 3 million or more; and (3) contains a territory of 7 square miles or more.
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/27-10

    (60 ILCS 1/27-10)
    Sec. 27-10. Petition and referendum to discontinue and abolish a township organization within a coterminous municipality. Upon ordinance adopted by the city council of a township described under Section 27-5 of this Article, or upon petition of at least 10% of the registered voters of that township, the city council shall certify and cause to be submitted to the voters of the township, at the next election or consolidated election, a proposition to discontinue and abolish the township organization and to transfer all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township organization to the coterminous municipality.
    A signature on a petition shall not be valid or counted in considering the petition unless the form requirements are complied with and the date of each signature is less than 90 days before the last day for filing the petition. The statement of the person who circulates the petition must include an attestation (i) indicating the dates on which that sheet was circulated, (ii) indicating the first and last date on which that sheet was circulated, or (iii) certifying that none of the signatures on the sheet was signed more than 90 days before the last day for filing the petition. The petition shall be treated and the proposition certified in the manner provided by the general election law. After the proposition has once been submitted to the electorate, the proposition shall not be resubmitted for 4 years.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the township organization be continued in [Name
    
of Township] Township?
    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/27-15

    (60 ILCS 1/27-15)
    Sec. 27-15. Cessation of township organization. If a majority of the votes of the township cast are in favor of the proposition to discontinue and abolish the township organization, then the township organization in that township shall cease.
    On the effective date of the discontinuance and abolishment of the township organization, all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township shall by operation of law vest in and be assumed by the coterminous municipality.
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/27-20

    (60 ILCS 1/27-20)
    Sec. 27-20. Township officers. Upon the effective date of discontinuance, the coterminous municipality shall exercise all duties and responsibilities of that township officer as provided in the Township Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, Property Tax Code, and the Illinois Highway Code, as applicable. The coterminous municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement or contract with the county or the State to administer the duties and responsibilities of that township officer for services under its jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/27-25

    (60 ILCS 1/27-25)
    Sec. 27-25. Business, records, and property of discontinued township organization. The records of a township organization discontinued under this Article shall be deposited in the coterminous municipality's city clerk's office. The coterminous 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. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13.)

60 ILCS 1/Art. 30

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30. ANNUAL
TOWNSHIP MEETING

60 ILCS 1/30-5

    (60 ILCS 1/30-5)
    Sec. 30-5. Annual township meeting.
    (a) The annual township meeting in the respective townships for the transaction of the business of the township shall be held on the second Tuesday of April in each year, after 6 p.m., at the place appointed for those meetings. Elections for township officers shall be held in accordance with the consolidated schedule of elections prescribed by the general election law.
    (b) Whenever the date designated in subsection (a) conflicts with the celebration of Passover, the township board may postpone the annual township meeting to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover.
    (c) Whenever the consolidated election provided for in subsection (b) of Section 2A-1.1 of the Election Code is rescheduled to the second Tuesday in April under Section 2A-1.1a of the Election Code, the annual township meeting shall be held on the third Tuesday in April at the time designated by the electors or the township board, whichever is appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; incorporates 88-360; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

60 ILCS 1/30-10

    (60 ILCS 1/30-10)
    Sec. 30-10. Notice of meeting; agenda.
    (a) Notice of the time and place of holding the annual and any special township meetings shall be given by the township clerk (or, in the clerk's absence, the supervisor, assessor, or collector) by posting written or printed notices in 3 of the most public places in the township at least 10 days before the meeting and, if there is an English language newspaper published in the township, by at least one publication in that newspaper before the meeting. The notice shall set forth the agenda for the meeting.
    (b) Agenda. Not less than 10 days before the annual meeting, the township board shall adopt an agenda for the annual meeting. Any 15 or more registered voters in the township may request an agenda item for consideration by the electors at the annual meeting by giving written notice of a specific request to the township clerk no later than March 1 prior to the annual meeting. The agenda published by the township board shall include any such request made by voters if the request is relevant to powers granted to electors under the Township Code.
    (c) Additional agenda items. Any matter or proposal not set forth in the published agenda shall not be considered at the annual meeting other than advising that the matter may be considered at a special meeting of the electors at a later date.
(Source: P.A. 95-761, eff. 7-28-08.)

60 ILCS 1/30-15

    (60 ILCS 1/30-15)
    Sec. 30-15. Place of meeting. The place of holding township meetings shall be some convenient place in the township fixed by the township board.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-20

    (60 ILCS 1/30-20)
    Sec. 30-20. Powers of electors at annual township meeting.
    (a) The electors present at the annual township meeting have the powers enumerated in this Article 30. An elector is a person registered to vote within the township no less than 28 days before the date of the annual meeting.
    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, except as provided in Section 6-620 of the Illinois Highway Code, before establishing or increasing any township tax rate that may be established or increased by the electors at the annual township meeting, a petition containing the signatures of not less than 10% of the registered voters of the township must be presented to the township clerk authorizing that action.
    (c) Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1983 (Public Act 83-281) shall be construed to alter existing tax rates.
(Source: P.A. 94-692, eff. 11-3-05.)

60 ILCS 1/30-25

    (60 ILCS 1/30-25)
    Sec. 30-25. Exercise of corporate powers. The electors may take all necessary measures and give directions for the exercise of their corporate powers.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-30

    (60 ILCS 1/30-30)
    Sec. 30-30. Time of township meetings. The electors may fix the hour at which township meetings are held.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-35

    (60 ILCS 1/30-35)
    Sec. 30-35. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-670; predecessor Section repealed by P.A. 88-294.)

60 ILCS 1/30-40

    (60 ILCS 1/30-40)
    Sec. 30-40. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-670; predecessor Section repealed by P.A. 88-294.)

60 ILCS 1/30-41

    (60 ILCS 1/30-41)
    Sec. 30-41. Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, the township board of trustees may make contracts relating to insurance. In no event shall the duration of the contract exceed the board term by more than one year. The township board of trustees shall include in the township's annual appropriation for each fiscal year an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Incorporates P.A. 88-356; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

60 ILCS 1/30-42

    (60 ILCS 1/30-42)
    Sec. 30-42. The board of trustees may provide for the purchase of insurance, including coverage obtained from a risk management association, against any loss or liability of any officer, employee, or agent of the township resulting from the wrongful or negligent act of any officer, employee, or agent while discharging and engaged in his duties and functions and acting within the scope of his duties and functions as an officer, employee, or agent of the township. The insurance shall be carried with a company authorized by the Department of Insurance to write such coverage in Illinois.
(Source: Incorporates P.A. 88-294; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

60 ILCS 1/30-45

    (60 ILCS 1/30-45)
    Sec. 30-45. Property record system. The electors may expend monies for the preparation, establishment, and maintenance of a detailed property record system to provide information useful to assessment officials. The electors may enter into contracts with persons, firms, or corporations for the preparation and establishment of the record system. The record system shall be available to all assessing officials. The property record system shall include up-to-date and complete tax maps except where those maps are otherwise already available or ordered, ownership lists, valuation standards, and property record cards, including appraisals, for all or any part of the property in the township in accordance with reasonable rules and procedures prescribed by the Department of Revenue. The system and records shall not be considered to be assessments and shall not limit the powers and duties of assessing officials.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-50

    (60 ILCS 1/30-50)
    Sec. 30-50. Purchase and use of property.
    (a) The electors may make all orders for the purchase, sale, conveyance, regulation, or use of the township's corporate property (including the direct sale or lease of single township road district property) that may be deemed conducive to the interests of its inhabitants, including the lease, for up to 10 years, or for up to 25 years if the lease is for a wireless telecommunications tower, at fair market value, of corporate property for which no use or need during the lease period is anticipated at the time of leasing. The property may be leased to another governmental body, however, or to a not-for-profit corporation that has contracted to construct or fund the construction of a structure or improvement upon the real estate owned by the township and that has contracted with the township to allow the township to use at least a portion of the structure or improvement to be constructed upon the real estate leased and not otherwise used by the township, for any term not exceeding 50 years and for any consideration. In the case of a not-for-profit corporation, the township shall hold a public hearing on the proposed lease. The township clerk shall give notice of the hearing by publication in a newspaper published in the township, or in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the township if no newspaper is published in the township, and by posting notices in at least 5 public places at least 10 days before the public hearing.
    (b) If a new tax is to be levied or an existing tax rate is to be increased above the statutory limits for the purchase of the property, however, no action otherwise authorized in subsection (a) shall be taken unless a petition signed by at least 10% of the registered voters residing in the township is presented to the township clerk. If a petition is presented to the township clerk, the clerk shall order a referendum on the proposition. The referendum shall be held at the next annual or special township meeting or at an election in accordance with the general election law. If the referendum is ordered to be held at the township meeting, the township clerk shall give notice that at the next annual or special township meeting the proposition shall be voted upon. The notice shall set forth the proposition and shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in the township. If there is no newspaper published in the township, the notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the township. Notice also shall be given by posting notices in at least 5 public places at least 10 days before the township meeting. If the referendum is ordered to be held at an election, the township clerk shall certify that proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election. The proposition shall be submitted in accordance with the general election law.
    (c) If the leased property is utilized in part for private use and in part for public use, those portions of the improvements devoted to private use are fully taxable. The land is exempt from taxation to the extent that the uses on the land are public and taxable to the extent that the uses are private.
    (d) Before the township makes a lease or sale of township or road district real property, the electors shall adopt a resolution stating the intent to lease or sell the real property, describing the property in full, and stating the terms and conditions the electors deem necessary and desirable for the lease or sale. A resolution stating the intent to sell real property shall also contain pertinent information concerning the size, use, and zoning of the property. The value of real property shall be determined by a State licensed real estate appraiser. The appraisal shall be available for public inspection. The resolution may direct the sale to be conducted by the staff of the township or by listing with local licensed real estate agencies (in which case the terms of the agent's compensation shall be included in the resolution).
    Anytime during the year, the township or township road district may lease or sell personal property by a vote of the township board or request of the township highway commissioner.
    The clerk shall thereafter publish the resolution or personal property sale notice once in a newspaper published in the township or, if no newspaper is published in the township, in a newspaper generally circulated in the township. If no newspaper is generally circulated in the township, the clerk shall post the resolution or personal property sale notice in 5 of the most public places in the township. In addition to the foregoing publication requirements, the clerk shall post the resolution or personal property sale notice at the office of the township (if township property is involved) or at the office of the road district (if road district property is involved). The following information shall be published or posted with the resolution or personal property sale notice: (i) the date by which all bids must be received by the township or road district, which shall not be less than 30 days after the date of publication or posting, and (ii) the place, time, and date at which bids shall be opened, which shall be at a regular meeting of the township board.
    All bids shall be opened by the clerk (or someone duly appointed to act for the clerk) at the regular meeting of the township board described in the notice. With respect to township personal property, the township board may accept the high bid or any other bid determined to be in the best interests of the township by a majority vote of the board. With respect to township real property, the township board may accept the high bid or any other bid determined to be in the best interests of the township by a vote of three-fourths of the township board then holding office, but in no event at a price less than 80% of the appraised value. With respect to road district property, the highway commissioner may accept the high bid or any other bid determined to be in the best interests of the road district. In each case, the township board or commissioner may reject any and all bids. This notice and competitive bidding procedure shall not be followed when property is leased to another governmental body. The notice and competitive bidding procedure shall not be followed when real or personal property is declared surplus by the township board or the highway commissioner and sold to another governmental body.
    The township board or the highway commissioner may authorize the sale of personal property by public auction conducted by an auctioneer licensed under the Auction License Act or through an approved Internet auction service.
    (e) A trade-in of machinery or equipment on new or different machinery or equipment does not constitute the sale of township or road district property.
(Source: P.A. 97-337, eff. 8-12-11; 98-549, eff. 8-26-13.)

60 ILCS 1/30-53

    (60 ILCS 1/30-53)
    Sec. 30-53. Surplus property. The majority of electors present at an annual or special town meeting may declare property of the township to be surplus for purposes of donating the property to a historical society or other not-for-profit corporation as provided in Section 80-75.
(Source: P.A. 89-100, eff. 7-7-95.)

60 ILCS 1/30-55

    (60 ILCS 1/30-55)
    Sec. 30-55. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-62. Repealed by P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/30-60

    (60 ILCS 1/30-60)
    Sec. 30-60. Public graveyards. The electors may authorize the township board to appropriate monies, in excess of the sum provided in the Public Graveyards Act, for the purpose of putting any old, neglected graves and cemeteries in the township in a cleaner and more respectable condition.
(Source: P.A. 84-1264; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-65

    (60 ILCS 1/30-65)
    Sec. 30-65. Graves of former armed forces members. The electors may provide for the decoration and maintenance of graves of persons who at any time served in the armed forces of the United States that are within the township.
(Source: P.A. 84-371; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-70

    (60 ILCS 1/30-70)
    Sec. 30-70. Court room and office space. The electors at any annual or special township meeting may set aside and maintain space in any township buildings or may obtain and maintain space in privately owned buildings for court room and office use by the circuit court of the county in which the township is located. The electors may supply all maintenance employees and supplies needed to maintain the court room and office space to assist the court in any way the court deems fit in conducting its business. The appearance and furnishings of the court rooms established under this Section shall meet reasonable minimum standards as prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois. The standards shall be substantially the same as those generally accepted in court rooms as to general furnishings, arrangement of bench, tables, and chairs, cleanliness, convenience to litigants, decorations, lighting, and other matters relating to the physical appearance of the court room.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-75

    (60 ILCS 1/30-75)
    Sec. 30-75. Zoning. The electors may authorize the township board to exercise the zoning powers conferred by Article 110.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-80

    (60 ILCS 1/30-80)
    Sec. 30-80. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-62. Repealed by P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/30-85

    (60 ILCS 1/30-85)
    Sec. 30-85. Trees. The electors may offer premiums and take actions to induce the planting and cultivating of trees along the highways in the township. The electors may protect and preserve trees standing along or on highways and may purchase, plant, and cultivate trees along the streets and highways in the township.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-90

    (60 ILCS 1/30-90)
    Sec. 30-90. Fences. The electors may make rules and regulations for ascertaining the sufficiency of all fences in the township and may determine what is a lawful fence within the township except as otherwise provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-95

    (60 ILCS 1/30-95)
    Sec. 30-95. Livestock running at large. The electors may restrain, regulate, or prohibit the running at large of poultry, cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep, or goats and may determine the time and manner in which those animals may go at large, unless they are restrained from running at large in some manner provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 94-453, eff. 1-1-06.)

60 ILCS 1/30-100

    (60 ILCS 1/30-100)
    Sec. 30-100. Pounds. The electors may establish and maintain pounds at places within the township that are deemed necessary and convenient and may discontinue any pounds within the township. When a pound is erected, it shall be under the care and direction of a poundmaster.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-105

    (60 ILCS 1/30-105)
    Sec. 30-105. Poundmasters. The electors may determine the number of poundmasters, prescribe their duties, and elect poundmasters, either by ballot or in another manner that they determine. Alternatively, the electors may provide for the appointment of poundmasters.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-110

    (60 ILCS 1/30-110)
    Sec. 30-110. Impounding and sale of animals. The electors may authorize the distraining, impounding, and sale of cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep, and goats for penalties incurred and the costs of the proceeding. The sale of animals distrained or impounded shall be conducted, as near as may be practicable, according to the law regulating sales of property by sheriffs for the satisfaction of a judgment of the circuit court. The owner of the animals may redeem them from the purchaser at any time within 3 months from the date of the sale by paying the amount of the purchaser's bid, with reasonable costs for their keeping and interest upon the amount bid at the rate of 10% per annum. The electors may also authorize the impounding of dogs found running at large and provide for their destruction at the end of a reasonable period of time if they are not claimed and the cost of impounding paid.
(Source: P.A. 83-341; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-115

    (60 ILCS 1/30-115)
    Sec. 30-115. Public wells. The electors may construct and keep in repair public wells or other watering places and may regulate the use of those wells and watering places.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-117

    (60 ILCS 1/30-117)
    Sec. 30-117. Special services; disaster relief. The corporate authorities of a township may, by ordinance, authorize the use of permanent road funds, general road and bridge funds, or town funds for the purpose of collecting, transporting, and disposing of brush and leaves generated from those properties that are contiguous to roads as defined by Section 2-103 of the Illinois Highway Code or located within the unincorporated areas of the township.
    The electors may allow general road and bridge or town funds to also be used for the purpose of providing disaster relief and support services approved by the Township Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled or special meeting.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-417, eff. 1-1-12.)

60 ILCS 1/30-120

    (60 ILCS 1/30-120)
    Sec. 30-120. Garbage. The electors may prevent the deposit of night soil, garbage, or other offensive substances within the limits of the township. This Section does apply to refuse disposal facilities regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the county in which the facilities are located.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-125

    (60 ILCS 1/30-125)
    Sec. 30-125. Recreational vehicle parking. The electors may adopt ordinances regulating the standing or parking of recreational vehicles on township roads within each township.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-130

    (60 ILCS 1/30-130)
    Sec. 30-130. Inoperable motor vehicles.
    (a) The electors may by ordinance declare inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private property, to be a nuisance and may authorize fines to be levied for the failure of any person to obey a notice from the township stating that the person is to dispose of any inoperable motor vehicles under his or her control. The electors may authorize a law enforcement agency with applicable jurisdiction to remove, after 7 days from the issuance of the township notice, any inoperable motor vehicle or parts of such a vehicle.
    (b) Nothing in this Section applies to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to an operable historic vehicle over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
    (c) As used in this Section, "inoperable motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least 7 days or any longer period of time fixed by ordinance, the engine, wheels, or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels, or other parts have been altered, damaged, or otherwise treated so that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power. "Inoperable motor vehicle" does not include a motor vehicle that has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-135

    (60 ILCS 1/30-135)
    Sec. 30-135. Dealers in second hand articles. The electors may authorize the licensing and regulation and direct the location of all places of business of purchasers, traders, and dealers in junk, rags, and any second hand article, including motor vehicles, except in cities, villages, and incorporated towns in the township that by ordinance provide for the licensing, regulation, or location of places of business of those purchasers, traders, and dealers.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-140

    (60 ILCS 1/30-140)
    Sec. 30-140. Regulation of certain occupations. In counties with a population of less than 3,000,000, the electors may regulate hawkers, peddlers, pawnbrokers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise. The township board in those counties may require that any such person register his or her name and the name of any firm he or she represents with the township clerk and may make reasonable restrictions of the hours during which he or she may engage in door-to-door solicitation. The township board in those counties also may prohibit the activities of any categories of persons as it determines to be in the best interest of township residents. Any regulation under this Section shall not apply within the boundaries of a city, village, or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 84-822; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-145

    (60 ILCS 1/30-145)
    Sec. 30-145. Mental health services. If a township is not included in a mental health district organized under the Community Mental Health Act, the electors may authorize the board of trustees to provide mental health services, including services for the alcoholic, the drug addicted, and the intellectually disabled, for residents of the township by disbursing existing funds if available by contracting with mental health agencies approved by the Department of Human Services, alcoholism treatment programs licensed by the Department of Public Health, and drug abuse facilities and other alcohol and drug abuse services approved by the Department of Human Services. To be eligible to receive township funds, an agency, program, facility, or other service provider must have been in existence for more than one year and must serve the township area.
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12.)

60 ILCS 1/30-150

    (60 ILCS 1/30-150)
    Sec. 30-150. Police protection by municipality; county under 1,000,000. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the electors may authorize the township board to contract with one or more incorporated municipalities lying wholly or partly within the boundaries of the township, or with advice and consent of the sheriff in the county in which the request for contract services is made, based upon a determination of law enforcement needs of the area in which contract services are sought with the county within which the township is located to furnish police protection in the area of the township that is not within the incorporated area of any municipality having a regular police department.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)

60 ILCS 1/30-155

    (60 ILCS 1/30-155)
    Sec. 30-155. Police protection by county in county under 1,000,000; special taxing district.
    (a) In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the electors may authorize the township board to contract with the county sheriff within which the township is located to furnish police protection in the unincorporated area of the township.
    (b) The township board may adopt a resolution declaring the unincorporated area of the township a special police district for tax purposes. Proof of the adoption of the resolution authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special police district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not to exceed a rate of .10% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    (c) Whenever a resolution creating a special police district has been adopted, the township board shall order the proposition submitted to the voters within the territory of the proposed special police district at an election. The clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials. Notice shall be given and the election conducted in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall a special police district be created to serve
    
the unincorporated areas of (name of township), and shall a tax be levied at a rate of not more than 0.10% of the value of taxable property in the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    (d) If a majority of votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the special police district, the district shall be created.
(Source: P.A. 83-209; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-160

    (60 ILCS 1/30-160)
    Sec. 30-160. Police protection by municipality or county; county of 1,000,000 or more; special taxing district.
    (a) In counties having a population of 1,000,000 or more, the electors may authorize the township board to contract with one or more municipalities in the township or with the county within which the township is located to furnish police protection in the unincorporated area of the township.
    (b) The township board may declare the unincorporated area of the township a special police district for tax purposes. Proof of the declaration authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special police district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not to exceed a rate of .10% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-165

    (60 ILCS 1/30-165)
    Sec. 30-165. Fire protection; special taxing district.
    (a) The electors may authorize the township board to contract with one or more municipalities in the township or with the county within which the township is located to furnish fire protection in the unincorporated area of the township.
    (b) With the approval of a majority of the voters in the unincorporated area of a township, the township board may declare the unincorporated area of the township a special fire district for tax purposes. Proof of that declaration authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special fire district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not more than a rate of 0.40% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    (c) Any territory within a special fire district that is annexed to a municipality that provides fire protection services within its corporate limits shall be automatically disconnected from the township fire protection taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/30-166

    (60 ILCS 1/30-166)
    Sec. 30-166. Civil penalties for false fire alarms. The township board of any township providing fire protection services may impose reasonable civil penalties on individuals who repeatedly cause false fire alarms.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

60 ILCS 1/30-167

    (60 ILCS 1/30-167)
    Sec. 30-167. Charge against non-residents.
    (a) The township board of each township may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by the township against persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the township.
    (b) The charge may not be assessed against residents of the township or persons who request fire protection coverage for an unprotected area and who pay to the township an amount equal to the township's fire protection tax under Article 200 of this Code.
    (c) The charge for such services shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $125 per hour per vehicle and not to exceed $35 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the township for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total charge would be less than $50.
    (d) All revenue from the charges assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the general fund of the township.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

60 ILCS 1/30-170

    (60 ILCS 1/30-170)
    Sec. 30-170. Mosquito abatement district.
    (a) The electors may authorize the township board to contract for the furnishing of mosquito abatement services in the unincorporated area of the township.
    (b) The township board may adopt a resolution declaring the unincorporated area of the township a mosquito abatement district for tax purposes. Proof of the resolution authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the mosquito abatement district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not more than a rate of 0.075% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    (c) Whenever a resolution creating a mosquito abatement district has been adopted, the township board shall order the proposition submitted to the voters within the territory of the proposed district at an election. The clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials. Notice shall be given and the election conducted in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall a mosquito abatement district be created to
    
serve the unincorporated areas of (name of township), and shall a tax be levied at a rate of not more than 0.075% of the value of taxable property in the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    (d) If a majority of votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the mosquito abatement district, the district shall be created.
    (e) Any territory within a mosquito abatement district that is annexed to a municipality that provides mosquito abatement services within its corporate limits shall be automatically disconnected from the township mosquito abatement taxing district.
(Source: P.A. 86-310; 88-62.)