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60 ILCS 1/Art. 105

    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 105 heading)

60 ILCS 1/105-5

    (60 ILCS 1/105-5)
    Sec. 105-5. Conveyance or lease for benefit of township. Every conveyance or lease of land made to any person or persons in any manner for the use and benefit of a township or its inhabitants has the same effect as if made to the township by its corporate name.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/105-10

    (60 ILCS 1/105-10)
    Sec. 105-10. Deed. When any conveyance of real estate is made by a township, the deed shall recite the order of the township meeting directing the conveyance. The recital is prima facie evidence of the making and contents of the order. The deed shall be signed by the supervisor in his official capacity and attested by the township clerk unless the meeting ordered that the deed be made by some other officers or persons.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/105-15

    (60 ILCS 1/105-15)
    Sec. 105-15. Weed cutting.
    (a) The township board may provide for the cutting of weeds or grass, the trimming of trees or bushes, the removal of nuisance bushes or trees, or the maintenance of a retention pond or detention pond on any real estate in residential areas in the township no sooner than 7 days after notifying the owner or the appropriate property owners association by mail of the intended weed or grass cutting, bush or tree trimming, nuisance bush or tree removal, or pond maintenance when the owners of the real estate refuse or neglect to cut the weeds or grass, trim the trees or bushes, remove the nuisance bushes or trees, or maintain the pond. The board may collect from the owners the reasonable cost of cutting the weeds or grass, trimming the trees or bushes, removing the nuisance bushes or trees, or maintaining the pond.
    (b) This cost is a lien upon the real estate affected, superior to all other liens and encumbrances except tax liens, if within 60 days after the cost and expense is incurred, the township or person performing the service by authority of the township in his or its own name files a notice of lien in the office of the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act. The notice shall consist of a sworn statement setting out (i) a description of the real estate sufficient for its identification, (ii) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred or payable for the service, and (iii) the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the township. The lien of the township shall not be valid, however, as to any purchaser whose rights in and to the real estate have arisen after the weed or grass cutting, bush or tree trimming, nuisance bush or tree removal, or pond maintenance and before the filing of the notice, and the lien of the township shall not be valid as to any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienholder whose rights in and to the real estate arise before the filing of the notice. Upon payment of the cost and expense by the owner of or persons interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the township or person in whose name the lien has been filed. The release may be filed of record as in the case of filing a notice of lien.
    (c) No provision of this Section applies to any nature preserve or other area that has been designated as a conservation area.
    (d) In addition to any lien or foreclosure action related thereto, a township may institute a civil action or proceeding to recover the amount of money owed for any service performed pursuant to subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 96-564, eff. 8-18-09.)

60 ILCS 1/105-20

    (60 ILCS 1/105-20)
    Sec. 105-20. Mosquito control and abatement. The township board may provide for mosquito control and abatement or may enter into contractual agreements with counties or with any public or private entity for purposes of mosquito control and mosquito abatement activities.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/105-25

    (60 ILCS 1/105-25)
    Sec. 105-25. Adult entertainment. A township board may license persons or entities engaged in the business of providing adult entertainment within the boundaries of the township but outside the limits of cities, villages, and incorporated towns. The board shall fix the amount, terms, and manner of issuing and revoking licenses, except that license fees for the privilege of engaging in the business of providing adult entertainment may not exceed $300 per year. The operation of an adult entertainment business without a license is a separate petty offense for each day of violation. For purposes of this Section, "adult entertainment" means commercial production, presentation, sale, dissemination, or distribution of material that, when considered as a whole, appeals predominantly to interest in nudity or sex.
(Source: P.A. 83-105; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/105-30

    (60 ILCS 1/105-30)
    Sec. 105-30. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-62. Repealed by P.A. 90-751, eff. 1-1-99.)

60 ILCS 1/105-33

    (60 ILCS 1/105-33)
    Sec. 105-33. Donation of surplus public real estate. At an annual or special town meeting, a township board of trustees may by resolution authorize the donation of surplus public real estate to a not-for-profit corporation including, but not limited to, a historical society. The resolution may set forth the not-for-profit corporation's intended use of the property, and the board of trustees may require that the transfer be subject to a reversion of the property if the property is no longer used for its original intended use by the not-for-profit corporation. The resolution shall authorize the township supervisor to execute all documents necessary to complete the transfer of the property.
(Source: P.A. 89-29, eff. 6-23-95.)

60 ILCS 1/105-35

    (60 ILCS 1/105-35)
    Sec. 105-35. Township plan commission.
    (a) In townships located in counties with a population of less than 600,000 and in townships with a population of more than 500 located in counties with a population of more than 3,000,000, the township board may by resolution create a township plan commission. The commission shall consist of 5 members appointed by the township supervisor with the advice and consent of the township board. Their terms of office shall be prescribed by the township board. The township supervisor shall designate one of the members as chairman, and the plan commission may appoint other officers it deems necessary and appropriate. The township board may authorize a plan commission to have necessary staff and shall pay the expenses of that staff.
    (b) Every township plan commission may have the following powers and duties:
        (1) The commission may prepare and recommend to the
township board a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the unincorporated areas of the township. The plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official plan, or part of the official plan, of that township. The plan may include reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys, public grounds, and other improvements specified in this Section. The plan may recommend (i) establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment with respect to public improvements as defined in this Section and (ii) establishing reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment.
        (2) The commission may from time to time recommend
changes in the official comprehensive plan.
        (3) The commission may from time to time prepare and
recommend to the township authorities plans for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
        (4) The commission may give aid to the officials
charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan to further the making of these projects and, generally, may promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
        (5) The commission may prepare and recommend to the
township board schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities in unincorporated areas that may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in Section 1.2 of the Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977, or may recommend changes in those schemes.
        (6) The commission may exercise other powers germane
to the powers granted by this Section that are conferred by the township board.
    (c) If the county in which the township is located has adopted a county zoning ordinance under Division 5-12 of the Counties Code, the recommendations of the township plan commission may be presented by the township board to the county board of that county.
(Source: P.A. 91-721, eff. 6-2-00; 91-738, eff. 1-1-01; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

60 ILCS 1/105-40

    (60 ILCS 1/105-40)
    Sec. 105-40. Clean indoor air. Every public enclosed indoor area in the township shall be subject to the Smoke Free Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)