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60 ILCS 1/Art. 95

    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 95 heading)

60 ILCS 1/95-5

    (60 ILCS 1/95-5)
    Sec. 95-5. Civil action. Whenever any controversy or cause of action exists between any townships of this State or between any township and an individual or corporation, the proceedings may be had in civil actions for the purpose of trying and finally settling the controversy. The proceedings may be conducted in the same manner, and the judgment or order in the proceedings shall have the same effect, as in other civil actions or proceedings of a similar kind between individuals and corporations. All process shall be served by leaving a copy of the process with the township supervisor.
(Source: P.A. 83-346; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/95-10

    (60 ILCS 1/95-10)
    Sec. 95-10. Suit in township name. In all suits or proceedings, the township shall sue and be sued by its name, except where township officers are authorized by law to sue in their name of office for the benefit of the township.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/95-15

    (60 ILCS 1/95-15)
    Sec. 95-15. Witnesses and jurors. On the trial of every action in which the township is a party or interested, the electors and inhabitants of the township shall be competent witnesses and jurors, except that in suits and proceedings by one township against another, no inhabitant of either township shall be a juror.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/95-20

    (60 ILCS 1/95-20)
    Sec. 95-20. Township common property. Whenever, by any order or decision in any civil action or proceeding brought to settle any controversy concerning township commons or other lands or the common property of a township, or for the partition of township lands, the right of any township is settled and confirmed, the court in which the proceedings are had may partition the lands according to the rights of the parties.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/95-25

    (60 ILCS 1/95-25)
    Sec. 95-25. Costs. In all suits or proceedings prosecuted by or against township officers in their name of office, costs shall be recovered as in similar cases between individuals. Judgments recovered against a township or against township officers in actions prosecuted by or against them in their name of office shall be a township charge and when collected shall be paid to the person or persons to whom the judgment was awarded.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/95-30

    (60 ILCS 1/95-30)
    Sec. 95-30. Tort immunity. Civil actions against a township or township employee shall be subject to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-62.)