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TOWNSHIPS
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/Art. 23

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 23 heading)
ARTICLE 23. MERGER OF A SINGLE TOWNSHIP
INTO 2 OTHER TOWNSHIPS
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/23-5

    (60 ILCS 1/23-5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 23-5. Definitions. As used in this Article:
    "Dissolving road district" means a road district in a dissolving township, which is dissolved under subsection (c) of Section 23-25.
    "Dissolving township" means a township which is proposed to be dissolved into and be merged with 2 other adjacent townships.
    "Equalized assessed value" has the meaning provided in Section 18-213 of the Property Tax Code.
    "Debt" means indebtedness incurred by a dissolving township including, but not limited to, mortgages, judgments, and moneys due through the issuance and sale of bonds, or through an equivalent manner of borrowing for which notes or other evidences of indebtedness are issued fixing the amount of principal and interest from time to time payable to retire the indebtedness.
    "Receiving township" means a township into which a portion of the dissolving township will be merged.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/23-10

    (60 ILCS 1/23-10)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 23-10. Resolution for merger; notice.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the township boards of any 3 adjacent townships may, by identical resolutions of each board, propose that a township which borders the other 2 townships be dissolved by referendum and all rights, powers, duties, assets, and property, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, other obligations, responsibilities, and liabilities of the dissolving township transferred to the receiving townships. Each resolution shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
        (1) a legal description of the former territory of
    
the dissolving township each receiving township will take upon the dissolution of the dissolving township;
        (2) a description of how all assets and property,
    
together with all personnel, contractual obligations, other obligations, responsibilities, and liabilities of the dissolving township will be transferred to the receiving townships;
        (3) the tax rates for general township purposes for
    
the immediately preceding levy year, as extended and collected in the year in which the resolution is adopted, for the dissolving township and each receiving township;
        (4) a description and amount of all debt each
    
receiving township shall assume after the dissolving township dissolves. The debt shall be assumed by each receiving township in equal proportion to the equalized assessed value of the land and property that will be received by each receiving township from the dissolving township unless otherwise agreed to in the resolutions;
        (5) a description of how each road district or road
    
districts of a dissolving township shall comply with subsection (c) of Section 23-25; and
        (6) the date of the general election at which the
    
referendum shall be held.
    All resolutions shall be passed not less than 79 days before the general election stated in the resolutions.
    (b) Before passing a resolution under this Section, each township board shall hold a public hearing on those matters after notice of the hearing has been published on the main page of the townships' websites, if any, and in a newspaper having a general circulation in the townships affected. The notice shall be published at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The notice shall contain, at a minimum, the name of the dissolving township and receiving townships and a description of the area each receiving township will receive from the dissolving township.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/23-15

    (60 ILCS 1/23-15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 23-15. Referendum and notices.
    (a) Upon the adoption of resolutions under Section 23-10 by all townships, the township boards shall certify the question to the election authority and the authority shall cause to be submitted to the voters of all townships at the general election specified in the resolutions a referendum to consolidate the townships. The referendum shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of dissolving township) be dissolved into
    
(names of receiving townships)?
    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    The referendum is approved when a majority of the voters, in each of the affected townships, approve the referendum.
    (b) Before a referendum appears on the ballot under subsection (a), the township boards shall publish a copy of the adopted resolution on the main page of the townships' websites, if any, and in a newspaper having a general circulation in each of the townships affected. The notice shall be published at least 30 days before the date of the general election.
    Each township board shall additionally mail a copy of the adopted resolution, along with a copy of the referendum language and a list of all taxes levied for general township purposes 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 general election in which the referendum will appear.
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no tax rate may be extended for any fund of the consolidated district for the first levy year of the consolidated district that exceeds any statutory maximum set forth for that fund, unless the referendum also conforms to the requirements of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law or other statutory provision setting forth that limitation.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/23-20

    (60 ILCS 1/23-20)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 23-20. Transition.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, upon the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15:
        (1) there shall be no further nominations or
    
elections for clerks, assessors, collectors, highway commissioners, supervisors, or trustees of the dissolving township or highway commissions and the terms of all such officers currently serving shall continue until the third Monday of May of the year in which township officials are elected following the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15;
        (2) a Transition Township Board is formed for each
    
receiving township. Each Transition Township Board shall be composed of the members of the dissolving township boards plus the members of the receiving township board. The Transition Township Board shall only have authority to do the following under paragraphs (3) and (4) of this Section: provide for the compensation for all receiving township officials that will be elected at the consolidated election next following the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15; and approving additional debt to be taken on by the dissolving township;
        (3) each Transition Township Board shall hold a
    
public meeting no later than the first Tuesday in April before the receiving townships' boards of trustees are elected at the consolidated election next following the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15. At this public meeting, the Transition Township Board shall provide for the compensation for all township officials that will be elected at the consolidated election. If the Board cannot agree on the compensation for an official, then the compensation for the same office between the receiving and dissolving townships shall be the lower compensation for the office in the dissolving township or receiving township;
        (4) the dissolving township shall not incur any
    
additional debt without the approval of the Transition Township Board of each receiving township that would assume such debt after dissolution of the dissolving township; and
        (5) Section 3-7 of the Election Code shall govern
    
those individuals entitled to caucus, vote for, be nominated for, and run for offices for the receiving townships at the consolidated election of township officials next following the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15.
    (b) Upon the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15, the receiving townships may enter into an intergovernmental agreement under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act for any lawful purpose relating to the land or property contained in the dissolving township after the township is dissolved.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/23-25

    (60 ILCS 1/23-25)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 23-25. Merged township. On the third Monday of May of the year in which township officials are elected following the approval of a referendum under Section 23-15, the following shall occur:
        (a) The dissolving township ceases.
        (b) All rights, powers, duties, assets, and
    
property, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, other obligations, responsibilities, and liabilities of the dissolving township are transferred to the receiving townships as provided in the resolution adopted under Section 23-10. The rights include, but are not limited to, the authority to continue to collect and receive any tax levied prior to the creation of the merged townships without an additional ordinance, resolution, or referendum.
        (c) Road districts located within the dissolving
    
township are abolished and all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the dissolving road districts shall vest in and be assumed by the receiving townships' road districts as provided for in the resolutions adopted under Section 23-10; the boards of trustees of the receiving townships shall exercise the taxing authority of a road district dissolved under this Section and shall exercise all duties and responsibilities of the highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code unless a road district in the receiving township has a highway commissioner who shall assume all duties and responsibilities of the highway commissioner of the dissolving road districts if so resolved by the receiving township board; highway commissioners of the dissolving road districts shall cease to hold office on the date the road district is abolished; and for purposes of distribution of revenue, the receiving townships' road districts, or the township board if no road districts exist, shall assume the powers, duties, and obligations of the dissolving road district.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/Art. 25

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 25 heading)
ARTICLE 25. DISCONTINUANCE
OF TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION

60 ILCS 1/25-5

    (60 ILCS 1/25-5)
    Sec. 25-5. Petition and referendum to discontinue township organization. Upon the petition of at least 10% of the registered voters of each township of a county, as determined on the date registration closed before the regular election next preceding the last day on which the petition may be filed, that has adopted township organization, the county board shall certify and cause to be submitted to the voters of the county, at the next general election, the question of the continuance of township organization. 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 proposition shall be substantially in the form:
        Shall township organization be continued in (name of
    
county)?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    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.
(Source: P.A. 89-235, eff. 8-4-95; 90-112, eff. 1-1-98.)

60 ILCS 1/25-10

    (60 ILCS 1/25-10)
    Sec. 25-10. Cessation of township organization. If it appears by the returns of the election that a majority of the votes in at least three-fourths of the townships, containing at least a majority of the population in the county, cast on the question of the continuance of township organization at the election are against the continuance of township organization, then township organization shall cease in the county as soon as a county board is elected and qualified. All laws relating to counties not under township organization shall be applicable to the county, the same as if township organization had never been adopted in it.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 89-365, eff. 8-18-95.)

60 ILCS 1/25-15

    (60 ILCS 1/25-15)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-107)
    Sec. 25-15. Election of county commissioners. When township organization ceases in any county as provided in this Article, an election shall be held in the county at the next general election in an even-numbered year for 3 county commissioners who shall hold office for 2, 4, and 6 years, respectively, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms shall be determined by lot. At each succeeding general election after the first, one commissioner shall be elected.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-107)
    Sec. 25-15. Selection of county governing body; election. When township organization ceases in any county as provided in this Article, the county board may by ordinance or resolution restructure into a commission form of government on or before 180 days after a township organization ceases. If the county board votes to assume a commission form of government, an election shall be held in the county at the next general election in an even-numbered year for 3 county commissioners who shall hold office for 2, 4, and 6 years, respectively, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms shall be determined by lot. At each succeeding general election after the first, one commissioner shall be elected.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/25-20

    (60 ILCS 1/25-20)
    Sec. 25-20. County commissioners' assumption of duties. The county commissioners elected under Section 25-15 shall assume the duties of their office on the first Monday of the month following their election. They shall be the legal successors to the county board of the county and shall have all the rights and emoluments, and be subject to all the liabilities as provided in other cases of counties not under township organization.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/25-25

    (60 ILCS 1/25-25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-107)
    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.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-107)
    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 board or board of county commissioners of the county may close up all unfinished business of the several townships and sell or 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 board or board of 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. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18.)

60 ILCS 1/Art. 27

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 27 heading)
ARTICLE 27. DISCONTINUANCE OF TOWNSHIP
ORGANIZATION WITHIN COTERMINOUS MUNICIPALITY:
COUNTY POPULATION OF 3 MILLION OR MORE
(Source: P.A. 98-127, eff. 8-2-13; 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

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 adoption of an ordinance 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

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. 28

 
    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 28 heading)
ARTICLE 28. DISCONTINUANCE OF TOWNSHIP
ORGANIZATION WITHIN COTERMINOUS
MUNICIPALITY: SPECIFIED TOWNSHIPS
(Source: P.A. 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

60 ILCS 1/28-5

    (60 ILCS 1/28-5)
    Sec. 28-5. Applicability. This Article shall apply only to a township that: (1) is within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality, (2) is located within St. Clair County, and (3) contains a territory of 23 square miles or more.
(Source: P.A. 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

60 ILCS 1/28-10

    (60 ILCS 1/28-10)
    Sec. 28-10. Ordinance to discontinue and abolish a township organization within a coterminous municipality; cessation of township organization.
    (a) The township board of a township described under Section 28-5 of this Article may adopt an ordinance, with a majority of the votes of the township board, providing that, upon the approval of a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality's corporate authorities, (1) that the township organization shall discontinue and be abolished; and (2) that the township shall transfer all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township organization to the coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality. The corporate authorities of the coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality shall adopt an ordinance by a majority vote approving such transfer to the municipality.
    (b) On the later date of either the (i) approval of an ordinance by a municipality under subsection (a) of this Section, or (ii) expiration of the township officers' terms after passing an ordinance under subsection (a) of this Section, the township is discontinued and abolished and 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 municipality, including the authority to levy property taxes for township purposes in the same manner as the dissolved township.
(Source: P.A. 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

60 ILCS 1/28-15

    (60 ILCS 1/28-15)
    Sec. 28-15. Coterminous municipality's duties and responsibilities. Upon the effective date of discontinuance and abolishment of the township organization, the coterminous 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 coterminous municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement or contract with the county or the State to administer the duties and responsibilities of the township officers for services under its jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

60 ILCS 1/28-20

    (60 ILCS 1/28-20)
    Sec. 28-20. 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 coterminous municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-474, eff. 8-27-15.)

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.)

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 15 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 15 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. 98-653, eff. 6-18-14.)

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 15 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 15 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. 98-549, eff. 8-26-13; 98-653, eff. 6-18-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

60 ILCS 1/30-51

    (60 ILCS 1/30-51)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 30-51. Competitive bidding exceptions. Contracts and purchases that by their nature are not adapted to award by competitive bidding, such as contracts for goods procured from another governmental agency and purchases of equipment previously owned by some entity other than the township itself, are not subject to the competitive bidding requirements of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-210, eff. 1-1-18.)

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.)