(60 ILCS 1/30-155)
Sec. 30-155. Police protection by county in county under 1,000,000; special taxing district.
(a) In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the electors may authorize the township board to contract with the county sheriff within which the township is located to furnish police protection in the unincorporated area of the township.
(b) The township board may adopt a resolution declaring the unincorporated area of the township a special police district for tax purposes. Proof of the adoption of the resolution authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special police district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not to exceed a rate of .10% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(c) Whenever a resolution creating a special police district has been adopted, the township board shall order the proposition submitted to the voters within the territory of the proposed special police district at an election. The clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials. Notice shall be given and the election conducted in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall a special police district be created to serve
the unincorporated areas of (name of township), and shall a tax be levied at a rate of not more than 0.10% of the value of taxable property in the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue? The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(d) If a majority of votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the special police district, the district shall be created.
(Source: P.A. 83-209; 88-62.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015