(60 ILCS 1/100-5)
    Sec. 100-5. Township attorney and other employees; compensation.
    (a) The township board may employ and fix the compensation of township employees that the board deems necessary, excluding the employees of the offices of supervisor of general assistance, township collector, and township assessor. The township board shall fix the compensation of a township attorney appointed by the township supervisor under Section 70-37. The township attorney shall not be considered a township employee for purposes of the first sentence of this subsection.
    (b) The board shall set and adopt rules concerning all benefits available to employees of the board if the board employs 5 or more employees. The rules shall include, without limitation, the following benefits to the extent they are applicable: insurance coverage, compensation, overtime pay, compensatory time off, holidays, vacations, sick leave, and maternity leave. The rules shall be adopted and filed with the township clerk within 6 months after July 1, 1992. Amendments to the rules shall be filed with the township clerk on or before their effective date.
    (c) Unless otherwise provided and if approved by the highway commissioner, the township board of trustees may employ and fix the compensation of a separate township attorney who shall represent the highway commissioner. Such compensation shall be paid out of the township road fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-190, eff. 7-24-97.)