State of Illinois
2005 and 2006


Introduced 1/9/2006, by Rep. Jim Durkin


60 ILCS 1/120-5

    Amends the Township Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the power to acquire park land.

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1     AN ACT concerning local government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Township Code is amended by changing Section
5 120-5 as follows:
6     (60 ILCS 1/120-5)
7     Sec. 120-5. Power to acquire park land; inapplicable to
8 church.
9     (a) A township, acting through the the township board, may
10 acquire lands (not exceeding for any one park 25 acres in
11 extent, unless received as a gift) to be set apart and forever
12 held and maintained and improved as public parks for the free
13 use of the public.
14     (b) This Section does not apply to property owned by a
15 church or any organization owned, operated, or controlled by or
16 affiliated with a church, regardless of whether the property is
17 subject to a lease, occupancy agreement, or other contract,
18 agreement, or arrangement with a person or entity other than a
19 church.
20 (Source: P.A. 86-282; 88-62.)