(60 ILCS 1/145-5)
Petition and referendum to build or purchase township hall.
(a) Whenever it is desired to build or purchase a township hall in any
township whose boundaries are coextensive with the limits of an incorporated
city, 25 electors of the township may, before the time of giving notice of the
annual township meeting, file with the township clerk a petition in writing
that the proposition of building or purchasing a township hall, as the case may
be, and the issuing of bonds for the building or purchase be submitted to the
voters of the township at an election. The proposition shall be clearly stated
in the petition substantially as follows: "Shall (name of township) borrow
$(amount) to build or purchase a township hall and issue bonds for the building
or purchase?" The petition shall be filed in the office of the township clerk.
(b) The township clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election
officials, who shall submit the proposition to the legal voters of the township
at an election held in accordance with the general election law. The form of
the proposition shall be substantially as follows:
Shall (name of township) borrow $(amount) to build or
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(c) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, any township whose boundaries are coextensive with the limits of an incorporated city may, by ordinance or resolution, build or purchase a township hall without referendum approval, if the building or purchasing of the township hall is paid or provided for with funds that are not the proceeds of bonds authorized under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-1397, eff. 7-29-10.)