(60 ILCS 1/5-70)
Refusal to organize township; annexation.
(a) If any township refuses or neglects to organize and elect township
officers, the county board of the county may order another election for that
purpose at the time of the next regular election scheduled under the general
election law. The county board shall appoint qualified residents of the
township to serve in the township offices and to perform the duties and possess
all the rights and powers of those offices until the regular election of
officers provided in this Code.
(b) If the township does not then organize and elect officers, the county
board may, at any regular or special meeting, appoint the necessary officers
for the township. The persons so appointed shall hold their offices until the
next annual township meeting and until their successors are elected or
appointed and qualified.
(c) If the persons appointed under subsection (b) fail to qualify as required
by law or if, at any time after the organization of the township, the electors
of the township refuse to elect or appoint officers or to exercise the powers
required by law, the county board may annex the township to an adjoining
township. The township so annexed shall thereafter constitute a part of the
township to which it is annexed.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)