143 ARNOLD ROAD
EAST PEORIA, IL 61611
309-699-2461 - FAX
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
*Closed from Noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Fondulac Township is among the 19 townships in Tazewell County and one of 1,432 in all of Illinois.
We currently serve a population of over 13,000 residents in the area.
TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Township government, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1636, is the oldest existing unit of government continuing to serve on the North American continent. Township government was in existence for 140 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The wording of the Declaration of Independence reflects the fact that 38 of its 56 signers had experienced the benefits of township government.
The Declaration's statement that "government should derive its just powers from the consent of the governed" is demonstrated at the Annual Town Meeting held on the second Tuesday of each April. The Annual Town Meeting is still an important function of our nation's 17,000 townships after more than 360 years.
The Illinois Constitution of 1848 gave voters in each county the opportunity to adopt Township Government. By 1850, the first township governments began operation. Today, 85 of Illinois 102 counties operate under the township form of government and the 1,432 townships serve more than 8 million citizens
By law, Illinois townships are charged with three basic functions: 1) general assistance for qualifying residents; 2) the assessment of real property for the basis of local taxation; and 3) maintenance of all roads and bridges outside federal, state, and other local jurisdiction.
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