(60 ILCS 1/110-45)
Appeals; stay of proceedings.
(a) The board of appeals shall hear and decide appeals from and review any
order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative
official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance or resolution adopted
under this Article. The board of appeals shall also hear and decide all matters
referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under any ordinance or
resolution or under the terms of this Article.
(b) The concurring vote of 4 members of the board is necessary (i) to
reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of an administrative
official, (ii) to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is
required to pass under an ordinance or resolution, (iii) to effect any
variation in an ordinance or resolution, or (iv) to recommend any variation or
modification in an ordinance or resolution or (iv) to the township board.
(c) An appeal may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer,
department, board, or bureau of the county. An appeal shall be taken within the
time prescribed by the board of appeals by general rule by filing with the
officer from whom the appeal is taken and with the board of appeals a notice of
appeal specifying the grounds of the appeal. The officer from whom the appeal
is taken shall promptly transmit to the board all the papers constituting the
record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
(d) An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed
from unless the officer from whom the appeal is taken certifies to the board of
appeals, after the notice of appeal has been filed with him or her, that, due
to facts stated in the certificate, a stay would, in his opinion, cause
imminent peril to life or property. If the officer makes a certification under
this subsection, proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a
restraining order granted by the board of appeals or by the circuit court on
application, on notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken, and on due
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)