(60 ILCS 1/110-10)
Township board powers.
(a) For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals, comfort,
and general welfare, conserving the values of property throughout the township,
and lessening or avoiding the hazards to persons and damage to property
resulting from the accumulation or runoff of storm or flood waters, the
township board may do any of the following:
(1) Regulate and restrict the location and use of
buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, residence, and other uses that may be specified by the board.
(2) Regulate and restrict the intensity of those uses.
(3) Establish building or setback lines on or along
any street, trafficway, drive, parkway, or storm or floodwater runoff channel or basin outside the area that is subject to a municipal zoning ordinance.
(4) Divide the township into districts (i) of a
number, shape, and area and (ii) of different classes according to the use of land and buildings, the intensity of that use (including height of buildings and structures and surrounding open space), and any other classification, all as deemed best suited to carry out the purposes of this Article.
(5) Prohibit uses, buildings, or structures
incompatible with the character of those districts respectively.
(6) Prevent additions to and alteration or remodeling
of existing buildings or structures in a way to avoid the restrictions and limitations lawfully imposed under this Article.
(7) Submit written objections to the county board
concerning a proposed county zoning ordinance, resolution, or variation as provided in Sections 5-12007 and 5-12009 of the Counties Code.
(b) In all ordinances or resolutions passed under this Article, due
allowance shall be made for existing conditions, the conservation of property
values, the directions of building development to the best advantage of the
entire county, and the uses to which property is devoted at the time of the
enactment of the ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)