(60 ILCS 1/110-40)
Board of appeals; membership; meetings.
(a) The township board shall provide for the appointment of a board of
appeals of 5 members to serve respectively for the following terms: One for one
year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years.
The successor to each member shall serve for a term of 5 years.
(b) One of the members shall be named chairman at the time of his or her
appointment. If there is a vacancy, the appointing power shall designate a
(c) The appointing authority may remove any member of the board for cause
after a public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority
for the unexpired term of any member whose place has become vacant.
(d) All meetings of the board of appeals shall be held at the call of the
chairman and at times and places within the county determined by the board. The
chairman (or in his absence the acting chairman) may administer oaths and
compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to
the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing the vote of
each member upon every question (or, if a member is absent or fails to vote,
indicating that fact) and shall also keep records of its examinations and other
official actions. Every rule, regulation, every amendment or repeal of a rule
or regulation, and every order, requirement, decision, or determination of the
board shall immediately be filed with the township clerk and shall be a public
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)