(60 ILCS 1/29-20)
Cessation of township.
On the third Monday in May in the year of the consolidated election in which township officials are elected next following the approval of a referendum under Section 29-15:
(1) the township is discontinued and abolished and
all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the township shall vest in and be assumed by the municipality, including the authority to levy property taxes for township purposes in the same manner as the dissolved township without an additional ordinance, resolution, or referendum;
(2) all township officers shall cease to hold office;
(3) the municipality shall exercise all duties and
responsibilities of the township officers as provided in the Township Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Property Tax Code, and the Illinois Highway Code, as applicable. The municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the county or the State to administer the duties and responsibilities of the township officers for services under its jurisdiction; and
(4) any road district located within the township
is abolished and its jurisdiction, rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities shall vest in and be assumed by the municipality and the highway commissioner of the abolished road district shall cease to hold office. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall: exercise the taxing authority of a road district abolished under this Section; exercise all duties and responsibilities of the highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code; and for purposes of distribution of revenue, assume the powers, duties, and obligations of the road district in the discontinued township. The corporate authorities of a municipality may enter into an intergovernmental agreement or a contract with the county, another municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads which were under the jurisdiction of the abolished road district.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18