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60 ILCS 1/Art. 20

    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 20 heading)

60 ILCS 1/20-5

    (60 ILCS 1/20-5)
    Sec. 20-5. Consolidation of townships within city; petition and referendum. When the territory of any city in a county under township organization is composed of 5 or more congressional townships or fractional parts of congressional townships and the legal voters of the city want to organize the territory into one township, upon a petition of at least one-tenth of the legal voters of the city (to be ascertained by the votes cast at the last preceding presidential election), the county board of the county shall order submitted to the voters of the city, in accordance with the general election law, at the next general election, the question of consolidation of the territory included in the city into one township. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at the general election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (names or descriptions of congressional
townships or parts of congressional townships) contained within (name of city) be consolidated into one township?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/20-10

    (60 ILCS 1/20-10)
    Sec. 20-10. Election results.
    (a) The county clerk shall enter an abstract of the returns of the election held under Section 20-5, made out and certified as in an election for county officers, and shall record the abstract at length upon the records of the county.
    (b) If a majority of the votes are in favor of consolidating all of the townships and fractional parts of townships in the city into one organized township, then at the next regular election for township officers there shall be elected one set of township officers for the territory in the city.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/20-15

    (60 ILCS 1/20-15)
    Sec. 20-15. Assessor. For purposes of the election or appointment of a township or multi-township assessor, a township organized under this Article is subject to Sections 2-5 through 2-30 and Sections 2-70 and 9-30 of the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)