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60 ILCS 1/Art. 100

    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 100 heading)

60 ILCS 1/100-5

    (60 ILCS 1/100-5)
    Sec. 100-5. Township attorney and other employees; compensation.
    (a) The township board may employ and fix the compensation of township employees that the board deems necessary, excluding the employees of the offices of supervisor of general assistance, township collector, and township assessor. The township board shall fix the compensation of a township attorney appointed by the township supervisor under Section 70-37. The township attorney shall not be considered a township employee for purposes of the first sentence of this subsection.
    (b) The board shall set and adopt rules concerning all benefits available to employees of the board if the board employs 5 or more employees. The rules shall include, without limitation, the following benefits to the extent they are applicable: insurance coverage, compensation, overtime pay, compensatory time off, holidays, vacations, sick leave, and maternity leave. The rules shall be adopted and filed with the township clerk within 6 months after July 1, 1992. Amendments to the rules shall be filed with the township clerk on or before their effective date.
    (c) Unless otherwise provided and if approved by the highway commissioner, the township board of trustees may employ and fix the compensation of a separate township attorney who shall represent the highway commissioner. Such compensation shall be paid out of the township road fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-190, eff. 7-24-97.)

60 ILCS 1/100-10

    (60 ILCS 1/100-10)
    Sec. 100-10. Township enforcement officer.
    (a) The township board may appoint one or more township enforcement officers to serve for a term of one year and may remove an officer with or without cause. Every person appointed to the office of township enforcement officer, before entering on the duties of the office and within 10 days after being notified of the appointment, shall cause to be filed in the office of the township clerk a notice signifying his or her acceptance of the office. A neglect to cause the notice to be filed shall be deemed a refusal to serve.
    (b) The sheriff of the county in which the township is situated may disapprove any such appointment within 30 days after the notice is filed. The disapproval precludes that person from serving as a township enforcement officer, and the township board may appoint another person to that position subject to approval by the sheriff.
    (c) Every person appointed to the office of township enforcement officer, before entering upon the duties of the office, shall execute, with sufficient sureties to be approved by the supervisor or clerk of the township, an instrument in writing by which the township enforcement officer and his or her sureties shall jointly and severally agree to pay to each and every person who may be entitled thereto all sums of money as the township enforcement officer may become liable to pay on account of any neglect or default of the township enforcement officer or on account of any misfeasance of the township enforcement officer in the discharge of, or failure to faithfully perform, any of the duties of the office.
    (d) The township enforcement officers shall have the same power and authority within the township as a deputy sheriff but only for the purpose of enforcing township ordinances. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section, township enforcement officers are authorized to enforce county ordinances within areas of a county located within the township pursuant to intergovernmental agreements between the respective county and township to the extent authorized by the agreement. The township enforcement officer shall not carry firearms and will not be required to comply with the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The officer shall attend law enforcement training classes conducted by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. The township board shall appropriate all necessary monies for the training.
    (d-5) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, in all actions for the violation of any township ordinance, township enforcement officers shall be authorized to issue and to serve upon any person who the township enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe is guilty of a violation of a township ordinance a notice of violation that shall constitute a summons and complaint. A copy of such notice of violation shall be forwarded to the circuit court having jurisdiction over the township where the violation is alleged to have been committed. Every person who has been issued a summons shall appear for trial, and the action shall be prosecuted in the corporate name of the township. Enforcement of county ordinances shall be in accordance with procedures adopted by the county and any applicable State law.
    (2) In all actions for violation of any township ordinance when the fine would not be in excess of $500 and no jail term could be imposed, service of summons may be made by the township clerk by certified mail, return receipt requested, whether service is to be within or without the State.
    (e) The township enforcement officers shall carry identification documents provided by the township board identifying him or her as a township enforcement officer. The officers shall notify the township clerk of any violations of township ordinances.
    (f) Nothing in this Code precludes a county auxiliary deputy or deputy sheriff, or a municipal policeman or auxiliary police officer from serving as a township enforcement officer during off-duty hours.
    (g) The township board may provide compensation for the township enforcement officer on either a per diem or a salary basis.
    (h) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-330, eff. 8-12-11; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

60 ILCS 1/100-10.5

    (60 ILCS 1/100-10.5)
    Sec. 100-10.5. Summons; violation of township ordinances. In a township that does not have a township enforcement officer appointed under Section 100-10, and the township board has contracted with the county sheriff or one or more municipalities to furnish police protection in an unincorporated area of the township as provided in Sections 30-150, 30-155, and 30-160, the county sheriff or a peace officer of the municipal police department of a municipality that has entered into the contract with the township board has the power to issue summons for violations of township ordinances in the same manner as a township enforcement officer under subsection (d-5) of Section 100-10.
(Source: P.A. 89-589, eff. 1-1-97.)

60 ILCS 1/100-15

    (60 ILCS 1/100-15)
    Sec. 100-15. Group insurance. In addition to any powers that it may exercise under the Government Salary Withholding Act, the township board may provide, for the benefit of the township's employees, officials, or retired officials and their dependents, group life, health, accident, hospital, or dental insurance or any combination of those types of insurance. The insurance may include provision for employees, officials, retired officials, and their dependents who rely on treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone for healing in accordance with the tenets and practice of a well recognized religious denomination. The township board may provide for payment by the township of all or a portion of the premium or charge for the insurance for covered persons, except that the township may not pay all or a portion of the premium or charge for the insurance for retired officials and their dependents. If the township board undertakes a plan under which the township does not pay the entire amount of premiums or charges for the insurance, the board may provide for withholding and deducting from the compensation of its employees or officers amounts required to pay the balance of the premiums or charges.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 89-326, eff. 1-1-96.)

60 ILCS 1/100-20

    (60 ILCS 1/100-20)
    Sec. 100-20. Prevailing wage. The wages of laborers, mechanics, and other workers employed in any public works by the township and the wages of anyone under contracts for township public works shall be subject to the Prevailing Wage Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/100-25

    (60 ILCS 1/100-25)
    Sec. 100-25. Compliance with ITAP requirements. A township must comply with the requirements of Section 405-335 of the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois concerning the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal (ITAP). A township may not submit employment information for the ITAP in a manner that is inconsistent with the requirements of Section 405-335 of the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-744, eff. 1-1-13.)