(60 ILCS 1/120-5)
Power to acquire park land; inapplicable to church.
(a) A township, acting through the township board, may acquire lands (not
exceeding for any one park 25 acres in extent, unless received as a gift) to be
set apart and forever held and maintained and improved as public parks for the
free use of the public.
(b) This Section does not apply to property owned by a church or any
organization owned, operated, or controlled by or affiliated with a church,
regardless of whether the property is subject to a lease, occupancy agreement,
or other contract, agreement, or arrangement with a person or entity other than
(Source: P.A. 86-282; 88-62.)