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(605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 heading) ARTICLE 6.ADMINISTRATION OF TOWNSHIP AND DISTRICT ROADS(605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 1 heading) DIVISION 1.DISTRICT ORGANIZATION AND POWERS(605 ILCS 5/6‑101) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑101) Sec. 6‑101. Roads which are part of the township and district road system are under the jurisdiction of the several road districts in which they are located, subject to such supervision by the county and the Department as is provided in this Code. A road district comprises either a township, township district, road district or county unit road district in existence immediately prior to the effective date of this Code or any area created a road district under the provisions of this Code. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑102) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑102) Sec. 6‑102. Each township of the several counties under township organization, for the purposes of this Code, shall be considered and is called a road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance, financing and supervision of township roads unless under prior law it has been or pursuant to this Code is consolidated into a consolidated township road district or into a county unit road district. Consolidated township districts and county unit road districts in existence under the provisions of law immediately prior to the effective date of this Code shall continue in existence as road districts under this Code until changed in the manner provided by this Code. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑103) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑103) Sec. 6‑103. In counties not under township organization the road districts in existence under the provisions of law immediately prior to the effective date of this Code shall be continued in existence until the same shall be altered in the manner provided in Sections 6‑‑104, 6‑‑105, or 6‑‑111 of this Code or as otherwise provided by law. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑104) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑104) Sec. 6‑104. Whenever the territory of any municipality of a population of not less than 15,000 is a part of two or more road districts in a county not under township organization, and shall by resolution of its council or its president and board of trustees request the county board to organize it into a separate road district and designate the name thereof, the county board shall comply with such request, and provide for such organization of such municipality into a new road district under the name designated in such resolution of such city council, or president and board of trustees, if any be designated therein. Whenever a road district shall have been or shall hereafter be organized as provided in this Section and any of the territory of such municipality shall be disconnected from such municipality, the county board, upon receipt of a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance of the municipality disconnecting such territory, by resolution, shall disconnect such territory from such road district and annex it to an adjacent road district or districts. Whenever such municipality, at any one time shall have annexed or shall hereafter annex any territory, the county board, by resolution, shall disconnect such territory from the road district or districts in which it may be situated and annex the same to the road district in which such municipality is situated. All the powers vested in a road district organized out of the territory embraced within any municipality, including all the powers vested by law in the highway commissioner of a road district, shall be vested in and exercised by the city council, or president and board of trustees of such municipality, including the power to levy a tax for the proper construction, maintenance and repair of roads in such district as provided in Section 6‑‑501 of this Code. Any such tax whether heretofore or hereafter levied shall be in addition to all other taxes levied in such municipality and in addition to the taxes for general purposes authorized in Section 8‑3‑1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended. All of the powers vested by law in the district clerk of a road district shall be vested in and exercised by the city, town or village clerk of such municipality. After a road district has been organized out of the territory embraced within a municipality, the offices and election of highway commissioner and district clerk shall be discontinued. (Source: Laws 1961, p. 1415.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑105) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑105) Sec. 6‑105. The county board in counties not under township organization shall have full and complete power and jurisdiction to alter the boundaries of road districts, create new road districts and to consolidate road districts in their respective counties to suit the convenience of the inhabitants residing therein, but no such change shall be made or new road district created under the provisions of this Code unless at least 20 of the legal voters of such road district petition for such alteration or creation of a new road district or 20 legal voters from each of the districts to be consolidated petition for such consolidation; nor shall such alteration or creation of a new road district or consolidation be made by such county board without notice thereof having been given by posting up notices in not less than 5 of the most public places in each of the several road districts interested in such proposed alteration or creation of a new road district or for the consolidation of road districts. Provided, however, that where a city council or board of trustees of a municipality has, by resolution as above provided in Section 6‑‑104, requested that the county board organize the territory embraced within such municipality into a road district or where the territory embraced in a municipality has been heretofore or may hereafter be organized into a road district and territory is disconnected from or added to such road district as provided in Section 6‑‑104, a petition signed by the legal voters of such road district shall not be required and no notice of such proposed alteration or creation need be given but changes in boundaries shall be made by the county board as provided in Section 6‑‑104. When a new road district is created or a new district is created by consolidation as provided in this Section, such new districts from creation or the time of consolidation become districts for the purpose of nominating and electing officers at the next regular election held for election of road district officers, and after said election and election of officers, become districts for all purposes. Until such election and the qualification of the officers elected, the officers of the districts consolidated into one district shall hold office, and perform their respective duties as to each district. When a new district is created, not being a consolidated district, the officers of the district or districts, from parts of which the new district is formed, shall perform their respective duties as to the territory in the new district, taken from their district, until the next regular election for officers of road districts and the election and qualification of officers for the new district. (Source: P.A. 81‑1490.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑106) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑106) Sec. 6‑106. The corporate name of each road district in counties not under township organization shall be "Road District No. .... of .... County" and all actions by or against such district shall be in its corporate name. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑107) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑107) Sec. 6‑107.Road districts have corporate capacity to exercise the powers granted thereto, or necessarily implied and no others. They have power: (1) to sue and be sued, (2) to acquire by purchase, gift or legacy, and to hold property, both real and personal, for the use of its inhabitants, and again to sell and convey the same, (3) to make all such contracts as may be necessary in the exercise of the powers of the district. (Source: P.A. 96‑996, eff. 1‑1‑11.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑107.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑107.1) Sec. 6‑107.1. Road districts may borrow money from any bank or other financial institution or, in a township road district and with the approval of the town board of trustees, from the town fund, provided such money shall be repaid within 10 years from the time the money is borrowed. "Financial institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.(Source: P.A. 93‑743, eff. 7‑15‑04.) (605 ILCS 5/6‑108) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑108) Sec. 6‑108. Any two or more townships in any county under township organization may be consolidated into a consolidated township road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of roads in the manner hereinafter provided. A petition shall be filed with the circuit court for the county, signed by at least 50 or 5% of the legal voters, whichever is fewer, of each of the townships involved, requesting the court to order a referendum in such townships, naming them, for the purpose of voting for or against the proposition to consolidate such townships into a single road district for all road purposes. Upon the filing of such petition, the court shall consider the petition and enter appropriate orders in accordance with the general election law. If the court orders a referendum on such proposition to be held, it shall be held at a regular election in such townships. Such referendum shall be conducted and notice given in accordance with the general election law of the State. (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑109) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑109) Sec. 6‑109.The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑ Shall.... Township and....Township of.... County, Illinois, YESbe consolidated into a consolidated‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑township road district for road NOpurposes?‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑ The votes upon such proposition in each township involved shall be separately counted and tabulated. Such proposition shall not be deemed to have been approved unless a majority of the votes cast thereon in each township involved shall be in favor thereof. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition in each township involved shall be in favor of the consolidation of such townships for road purposes then such townships shall be consolidated into a consolidated township road district for road purposes, effective on the date of the next regularly scheduled election of road district officers following the referendum. The court shall file a certificate of the results of any referendum in which the consolidation of townships is so approved with the county clerk of the county. (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑110) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑110) Sec. 6‑110. For all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of roads in all counties, other than counties in which a county unit road district has been established, the several types of road districts provided for in this Code shall, as near as may be, and subject to the provisions of this Code, be regarded as analogous in corporate authority and the powers and duties of the highway officers thereof shall be similar in extent and effect. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑111) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑111) Sec. 6‑111. The territory within any county having less than 500,000 inhabitants may be organized into a county unit road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of district roads in the county in the manner hereinafter provided. A petition signed by not less than 5% of the legal voters or 50 legal voters, whichever is fewer, in each of at least a majority of the townships in a county under township organization or road districts in a county not under township organization shall be filed with the county clerk of the county requesting the county clerk to submit to referendum in such county to establish a county unit road district in such county for all district road purposes. The petition shall request that such proposition be submitted at the general election in the next succeeding November of an even‑numbered year. Upon the filing of such petition, the county clerk shall submit such proposition at the general election in the next succeeding November of an even‑numbered year in accordance with the general election law. Notice of the referendum shall be given, and the election shall be held in the manner provided by the general election laws of the State. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑ Shall a county unit road YESdistrict in.... County, ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑Illinois be established? NO‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑ Whenever in a county under township organization a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in at least a majority of the townships in such county and a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in the entire county vote in favor of the proposition, and whenever in a county not under township organization a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in the entire county vote in favor of the proposition, a county unit road district shall be established in such county for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of district roads in such county which theretofore had been under the jurisdiction of a highway commissioner, effective at the time provided in Section 6‑125 of this Act. Any county unit road district established under this Section shall be an independent county agency and any taxes levied for the county unit road district under Section 6‑512 of this Act shall be levied and collected as other county taxes, but the county unit road district taxes shall not be included in any constitutional or statutory tax limitation for county purposes, but shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑112) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑112) Sec. 6‑112. In each road district, except in a county unit road district and except in municipalities that have been created a road district, there shall be elected a highway commissioner in the manner provided in this Code. The highway commissioner of each road district comprised of a single township is an officer of that township. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑113) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑113) Sec. 6‑113. In each road district comprised of a single township, the township clerk shall be ex‑officio the clerk for the highway commissioner. In each consolidated township road district the road district clerk shall be selected by the highway board of auditors of such district from its membership. In each other road district there shall be elected a road district clerk except as is provided in this Code for county unit road districts and for municipalities that have been created a road district. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑114) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑114) Sec. 6‑114. In each road district comprised of a single township, the supervisor of such township shall be ex‑officio treasurer for the road district. In each consolidated township road district the treasurer shall be selected by the highway board of auditors of such district from its membership. In each other road district the district clerk shall be ex‑officio treasurer for the road district, except as is provided in this Code for county unit road districts and for municipalities that are created a road district. Each such treasurer before becoming entitled to act as treasurer and within 10 days after his election or selection, shall execute a bond in double the amount of moneys likely to come into his hands by virtue of such office, if individuals act as sureties on such bond, or in the amount only of such moneys if a surety company authorized to do business in this State acts as surety on such bond, conditioned that he will faithfully discharge his duties as such treasurer, that he will honestly and faithfully account for and pay over, upon the proper orders, all moneys coming into his hands as treasurer, and the balance, if any, to his successor in office. Such bond shall be payable to the district, and shall be in such sum as the highway commissioner shall determine. Such bond shall be approved by the highway commissioner and shall be filed in the office of the county clerk with such approval endorsed thereon. The highway commissioner shall have the power to require the giving of additional bond, to increase or decrease the amount of such bond, or require the giving of a new bond whenever in his opinion such action is desirable. The highway commissioner shall have power to bring suit upon such bond for any loss or damage accruing to the district by reason of any non‑performance of duty, or defalcation on the part of the treasurer. (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑115) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑115) Sec. 6‑115. Except as provided in Section 10‑20 of the Township Code, no person shall be eligible to the office of highway commissioner unless he shall be a legal voter and has been one year a resident of the district. In road districts that elect a clerk the same limitation shall apply to the district clerk. (Source: P.A. 88‑670, eff. 12‑2‑94.) (605 ILCS 5/6‑116) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑116)Sec. 6‑116. Except as otherwise provided in this Section with respect to highway commissioners of township and consolidated township road districts, at the election provided by the general election law in 1985 and every 4 years thereafter in all counties, other than counties in which a county unit road district has been established and other than in Cook County, the highway commissioner of each road district and the district clerk of each road district having an elected clerk, shall be elected to hold office for a term of 4 years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. The highway commissioner of each road district and the district clerk of each road district elected in 1979 shall hold office for an additional 2 years and until his successor is elected and has qualified. In each township and consolidated township road district outside Cook County, highway commissioners shall be elected at the election provided for such commissioners by the general election law in 1981 and every 4 years thereafter to hold office for a term of 4 years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The highway commissioner of each road district in Cook County shall be elected at the election provided for said commissioner by the general election law in 1981 and every 4 years thereafter for a term of 4 years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Each highway commissioner shall enter upon the duties of his office on the third Monday in May after his election. In road districts comprised of a single township, the highway commissioner shall be elected at the election provided for said commissioner by the general election law. All elections as are provided in this Section shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law. (Source: P.A. 94‑273, eff. 1‑1‑06; 94‑645, eff. 8‑22‑05.) (605 ILCS 5/6‑117) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑117) Sec. 6‑117. In all counties not under township organization the election shall be held at the election provided by the general election law for road district clerks and highway commissioners. Said election shall be held in accordance with the general election law. A statement of the results of the election shall be entered at large by the district clerk in the minutes of the proceedings, to be kept by him as required by this Code, which shall be publicly read by him to the electors present, and such reading shall be deemed notice of the result of the election. In case 2 or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for the same office, the question of which shall be entitled to the office shall be decided by lot, under direction of the district clerk, but he shall give each party at least 5 days notice of the time and place of drawing lots. The district clerk, within 10 days after receiving the results of the election from the appropriate election authorities as hereinbefore provided in this section, shall transmit to each person elected to any district office, a notice of his election.(Source: P.A. 81‑1490.)(605 ILCS 5/6‑118) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑118) 
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  •       (605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 heading)
    ARTICLE 6. ADMINISTRATION OF TOWNSHIP AND DISTRICT ROADS


          (605 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 1 heading)
    DIVISION 1. DISTRICT ORGANIZATION AND POWERS

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑101) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑101)
        Sec. 6‑101. Roads which are part of the township and district road system are under the jurisdiction of the several road districts in which they are located, subject to such supervision by the county and the Department as is provided in this Code. A road district comprises either a township, township district, road district or county unit road district in existence immediately prior to the effective date of this Code or any area created a road district under the provisions of this Code.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑102) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑102)
        Sec. 6‑102. Each township of the several counties under township organization, for the purposes of this Code, shall be considered and is called a road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance, financing and supervision of township roads unless under prior law it has been or pursuant to this Code is consolidated into a consolidated township road district or into a county unit road district.
        Consolidated township districts and county unit road districts in existence under the provisions of law immediately prior to the effective date of this Code shall continue in existence as road districts under this Code until changed in the manner provided by this Code.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑103) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑103)
        Sec. 6‑103. In counties not under township organization the road districts in existence under the provisions of law immediately prior to the effective date of this Code shall be continued in existence until the same shall be altered in the manner provided in Sections 6‑‑104, 6‑‑105, or 6‑‑111 of this Code or as otherwise provided by law.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑104) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑104)
        Sec. 6‑104. Whenever the territory of any municipality of a population of not less than 15,000 is a part of two or more road districts in a county not under township organization, and shall by resolution of its council or its president and board of trustees request the county board to organize it into a separate road district and designate the name thereof, the county board shall comply with such request, and provide for such organization of such municipality into a new road district under the name designated in such resolution of such city council, or president and board of trustees, if any be designated therein.
        Whenever a road district shall have been or shall hereafter be organized as provided in this Section and any of the territory of such municipality shall be disconnected from such municipality, the county board, upon receipt of a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance of the municipality disconnecting such territory, by resolution, shall disconnect such territory from such road district and annex it to an adjacent road district or districts. Whenever such municipality, at any one time shall have annexed or shall hereafter annex any territory, the county board, by resolution, shall disconnect such territory from the road district or districts in which it may be situated and annex the same to the road district in which such municipality is situated.
        All the powers vested in a road district organized out of the territory embraced within any municipality, including all the powers vested by law in the highway commissioner of a road district, shall be vested in and exercised by the city council, or president and board of trustees of such municipality, including the power to levy a tax for the proper construction, maintenance and repair of roads in such district as provided in Section 6‑‑501 of this Code. Any such tax whether heretofore or hereafter levied shall be in addition to all other taxes levied in such municipality and in addition to the taxes for general purposes authorized in Section 8‑3‑1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
        All of the powers vested by law in the district clerk of a road district shall be vested in and exercised by the city, town or village clerk of such municipality.
        After a road district has been organized out of the territory embraced within a municipality, the offices and election of highway commissioner and district clerk shall be discontinued.
    (Source: Laws 1961, p. 1415.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑105) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑105)
        Sec. 6‑105. The county board in counties not under township organization shall have full and complete power and jurisdiction to alter the boundaries of road districts, create new road districts and to consolidate road districts in their respective counties to suit the convenience of the inhabitants residing therein, but no such change shall be made or new road district created under the provisions of this Code unless at least 20 of the legal voters of such road district petition for such alteration or creation of a new road district or 20 legal voters from each of the districts to be consolidated petition for such consolidation; nor shall such alteration or creation of a new road district or consolidation be made by such county board without notice thereof having been given by posting up notices in not less than 5 of the most public places in each of the several road districts interested in such proposed alteration or creation of a new road district or for the consolidation of road districts. Provided, however, that where a city council or board of trustees of a municipality has, by resolution as above provided in Section 6‑‑104, requested that the county board organize the territory embraced within such municipality into a road district or where the territory embraced in a municipality has been heretofore or may hereafter be organized into a road district and territory is disconnected from or added to such road district as provided in Section 6‑‑104, a petition signed by the legal voters of such road district shall not be required and no notice of such proposed alteration or creation need be given but changes in boundaries shall be made by the county board as provided in Section 6‑‑104.
        When a new road district is created or a new district is created by consolidation as provided in this Section, such new districts from creation or the time of consolidation become districts for the purpose of nominating and electing officers at the next regular election held for election of road district officers, and after said election and election of officers, become districts for all purposes. Until such election and the qualification of the officers elected, the officers of the districts consolidated into one district shall hold office, and perform their respective duties as to each district. When a new district is created, not being a consolidated district, the officers of the district or districts, from parts of which the new district is formed, shall perform their respective duties as to the territory in the new district, taken from their district, until the next regular election for officers of road districts and the election and qualification of officers for the new district.
    (Source: P.A. 81‑1490.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑106) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑106)
        Sec. 6‑106. The corporate name of each road district in counties not under township organization shall be "Road District No. .... of .... County" and all actions by or against such district shall be in its corporate name.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑107)(from Ch. 121, par. 6‑107)
        Sec. 6‑107. Road districts have corporate capacity to exercise the powers granted thereto, or necessarily implied and no others. They have power: (1) to sue and be sued, (2) to acquire by purchase, gift or legacy, and to hold property, both real and personal, for the use of its inhabitants, and again to sell and convey the same, (3) to make all such contracts as may be necessary in the exercise of the powers of the district.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑996, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑107.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑107.1)
        Sec. 6‑107.1. Road districts may borrow money from any bank or other financial institution or, in a township road district and with the approval of the town board of trustees, from the town fund, provided such money shall be repaid within 10 years from the time the money is borrowed. "Financial institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑743, eff. 7‑15‑04.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑108) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑108)
        Sec. 6‑108. Any two or more townships in any county under township organization may be consolidated into a consolidated township road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of roads in the manner hereinafter provided.
        A petition shall be filed with the circuit court for the county, signed by at least 50 or 5% of the legal voters, whichever is fewer, of each of the townships involved, requesting the court to order a referendum in such townships, naming them, for the purpose of voting for or against the proposition to consolidate such townships into a single road district for all road purposes.
        Upon the filing of such petition, the court shall consider the petition and enter appropriate orders in accordance with the general election law. If the court orders a referendum on such proposition to be held, it shall be held at a regular election in such townships. Such referendum shall be conducted and notice given in accordance with the general election law of the State.
    (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑109) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑109)
        Sec. 6‑109. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:

        Shall.... Township and....
    Township of.... County, Illinois,       YES
    be consolidated into a consolidated  
    township road district for road         NO
    purposes?

        The votes upon such proposition in each township involved shall be separately counted and tabulated. Such proposition shall not be deemed to have been approved unless a majority of the votes cast thereon in each township involved shall be in favor thereof. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition in each township involved shall be in favor of the consolidation of such townships for road purposes then such townships shall be consolidated into a consolidated township road district for road purposes, effective on the date of the next regularly scheduled election of road district officers following the referendum. The court shall file a certificate of the results of any referendum in which the consolidation of townships is so approved with the county clerk of the county.
    (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑110) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑110)
        Sec. 6‑110. For all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of roads in all counties, other than counties in which a county unit road district has been established, the several types of road districts provided for in this Code shall, as near as may be, and subject to the provisions of this Code, be regarded as analogous in corporate authority and the powers and duties of the highway officers thereof shall be similar in extent and effect.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑111) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑111)
        Sec. 6‑111. The territory within any county having less than 500,000 inhabitants may be organized into a county unit road district for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of district roads in the county in the manner hereinafter provided. A petition signed by not less than 5% of the legal voters or 50 legal voters, whichever is fewer, in each of at least a majority of the townships in a county under township organization or road districts in a county not under township organization shall be filed with the county clerk of the county requesting the county clerk to submit to referendum in such county to establish a county unit road district in such county for all district road purposes. The petition shall request that such proposition be submitted at the general election in the next succeeding November of an even‑numbered year.
        Upon the filing of such petition, the county clerk shall submit such proposition at the general election in the next succeeding November of an even‑numbered year in accordance with the general election law. Notice of the referendum shall be given, and the election shall be held in the manner provided by the general election laws of the State. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:

        Shall a county unit road             YES
    district in.... County,           
    Illinois be established?                 NO

        Whenever in a county under township organization a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in at least a majority of the townships in such county and a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in the entire county vote in favor of the proposition, and whenever in a county not under township organization a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in the entire county vote in favor of the proposition, a county unit road district shall be established in such county for all purposes relating to the construction, repair, maintenance and supervision of district roads in such county which theretofore had been under the jurisdiction of a highway commissioner, effective at the time provided in Section 6‑125 of this Act.
        Any county unit road district established under this Section shall be an independent county agency and any taxes levied for the county unit road district under Section 6‑512 of this Act shall be levied and collected as other county taxes, but the county unit road district taxes shall not be included in any constitutional or statutory tax limitation for county purposes, but shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    (Source: P.A. 81‑1489.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑112) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑112)
        Sec. 6‑112. In each road district, except in a county unit road district and except in municipalities that have been created a road district, there shall be elected a highway commissioner in the manner provided in this Code.
        The highway commissioner of each road district comprised of a single township is an officer of that township.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑113) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑113)
        Sec. 6‑113. In each road district comprised of a single township, the township clerk shall be ex‑officio the clerk for the highway commissioner.
        In each consolidated township road district the road district clerk shall be selected by the highway board of auditors of such district from its membership.
        In each other road district there shall be elected a road district clerk except as is provided in this Code for county unit road districts and for municipalities that have been created a road district.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑114) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑114)
        Sec. 6‑114. In each road district comprised of a single township, the supervisor of such township shall be ex‑officio treasurer for the road district. In each consolidated township road district the treasurer shall be selected by the highway board of auditors of such district from its membership. In each other road district the district clerk shall be ex‑officio treasurer for the road district, except as is provided in this Code for county unit road districts and for municipalities that are created a road district.
        Each such treasurer before becoming entitled to act as treasurer and within 10 days after his election or selection, shall execute a bond in double the amount of moneys likely to come into his hands by virtue of such office, if individuals act as sureties on such bond, or in the amount only of such moneys if a surety company authorized to do business in this State acts as surety on such bond, conditioned that he will faithfully discharge his duties as such treasurer, that he will honestly and faithfully account for and pay over, upon the proper orders, all moneys coming into his hands as treasurer, and the balance, if any, to his successor in office. Such bond shall be payable to the district, and shall be in such sum as the highway commissioner shall determine. Such bond shall be approved by the highway commissioner and shall be filed in the office of the county clerk with such approval endorsed thereon. The highway commissioner shall have the power to require the giving of additional bond, to increase or decrease the amount of such bond, or require the giving of a new bond whenever in his opinion such action is desirable. The highway commissioner shall have power to bring suit upon such bond for any loss or damage accruing to the district by reason of any non‑performance of duty, or defalcation on the part of the treasurer.
    (Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑115) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑115)
        Sec. 6‑115. Except as provided in Section 10‑20 of the Township Code, no person shall be eligible to the office of highway commissioner unless he shall be a legal voter and has been one year a resident of the district. In road districts that elect a clerk the same limitation shall apply to the district clerk.
    (Source: P.A. 88‑670, eff. 12‑2‑94.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑116)(from Ch. 121, par. 6‑116)
        Sec. 6‑116. Except as otherwise provided in this Section with respect to highway commissioners of township and consolidated township road districts, at the election provided by the general election law in 1985 and every 4 years thereafter in all counties, other than counties in which a county unit road district has been established and other than in Cook County, the highway commissioner of each road district and the district clerk of each road district having an elected clerk, shall be elected to hold office for a term of 4 years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. The highway commissioner of each road district and the district clerk of each road district elected in 1979 shall hold office for an additional 2 years and until his successor is elected and has qualified.
        In each township and consolidated township road district outside Cook County, highway commissioners shall be elected at the election provided for such commissioners by the general election law in 1981 and every 4 years thereafter to hold office for a term of 4 years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The highway commissioner of each road district in Cook County shall be elected at the election provided for said commissioner by the general election law in 1981 and every 4 years thereafter for a term of 4 years, and until his successor is elected and qualified.
        Each highway commissioner shall enter upon the duties of his office on the third Monday in May after his election.
        In road districts comprised of a single township, the highway commissioner shall be elected at the election provided for said commissioner by the general election law. All elections as are provided in this Section shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑273, eff. 1‑1‑06; 94‑645, eff. 8‑22‑05.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑117) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑117)
        Sec. 6‑117. In all counties not under township organization the election shall be held at the election provided by the general election law for road district clerks and highway commissioners. Said election shall be held in accordance with the general election law.
        A statement of the results of the election shall be entered at large by the district clerk in the minutes of the proceedings, to be kept by him as required by this Code, which shall be publicly read by him to the electors present, and such reading shall be deemed notice of the result of the election.
        In case 2 or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for the same office, the question of which shall be entitled to the office shall be decided by lot, under direction of the district clerk, but he shall give each party at least 5 days notice of the time and place of drawing lots.
        The district clerk, within 10 days after receiving the results of the election from the appropriate election authorities as hereinbefore provided in this section, shall transmit to each person elected to any district office, a notice of his election.
    (Source: P.A. 81‑1490.)

        (605 ILCS 5/6‑118) (from Ch. 121, par. 6‑118)
      

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