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(55 ILCS 75/1)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2681)
Establishment and maintenance of homes.
(a) The board of county commissioners or the county board in any
county in this State, may locate, purchase, erect, lease, or otherwise
provide and establish, support and maintain a detention home for the care
and custody of delinquent minors and a shelter care home for the temporary
care of minors who are delinquent, dependent, neglected, addicted, abused
or require authoritative intervention. They may levy and collect a tax to
pay the cost of its establishment and maintenance in accordance with the
terms and provisions of this Act. In counties with 300,000 or less
inhabitants, the powers enumerated in this Act shall not be exercised
unless this Act is adopted by the legal voters of the county as provided in
this Act. In counties with over 300,000 but less than 1,000,000 inhabitants
the county board by majority vote may establish county shelter care and
detention homes without adoption of this Act by the legal voters and
(b) In any county, if the board of county commissioners or
the county board, as the case may be, determines that a shelter care or
detention home presently in use is obsolete, it may continue to operate the
shelter care or detention home on a temporary basis and, by majority vote
of that board, may rebuild or replace the home at its present location or
(c) No county shall be required to discontinue the use of any shelter
care or detention home in existence or in use on the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1975 because of the fact that the proposition to
establish and maintain the shelter care or detention home has not been
submitted to the voters as provided in this Act.
This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit on any county which is a
home rule unit.
(d) Cook County is not required to discontinue the use of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center or of any other shelter care home or detention home in existence or in use on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly because of the fact that the proposition to establish and maintain it was not submitted to the voters as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-194, eff. 1-1-08.)