Welcome to Township Officials of Illinois

The Township Officials of Illinois serves Illinois’ 1,431 townships, offering information on proper government procedures and in support of strong township government. TOI sponsors educational meetings for township officials, and is proactive with township-related legislation in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Capitol. TOI promotes the importance of townships in Illinoisans’ lives, mails the monthly magazine Township Perspective to its members, communicates through this website and publishes informational handbooks for township officials.

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Legislative Update


  • State Treasurer Frerichs to Speak at Township Topics Day 2016 2/5/2016

    We are very excited to announce that State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be our keynote luncheon speaker at this year’s Topics Day on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

  • Township Topics Day - Wednesday April 6th! 1/22/2016

    Watch our newest video featuring TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith with information about this year's Topics Day in Springfield.

  • Certification of Pre-election Qualifications for the Office of Township and Multi-township Assessor 1/14/2016

    The Illinois Department of Revenue is required under Sections 2-45 and 2-50 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/2-45 and 2-50) to certify assessor pre-election qualifications by February 1 of the year prior to the election. All candidates for the offices of township and multi-township assessor must satisfy pre-election qualifications based upon the equalized assessed value (EAV) of property in their assessment district.

  • TOI's Lunch & Learn Webinar Series Program 12/29/2015

    2016 marks that first year our association will offer webinars. The objective is to allow officials and interested parties an opportunity to eat lunch in at their desk while participating in an hour long program to benefit their responsibilities as township officials or staff in township government. More specifically, many of our members are unable to attend our district events and/or the annual educational conference for numerous reasons. These scheduled webinars are designed to reach them with an educational opportunity. The cost to participate is very low and all you need is a phone and an internet connection. A camera is not needed on your computer.

  • 2016 TOI Scholarship Program 12/28/2015

    Seven $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors this year. Each year since 1989, the Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges/universities.

  • 2016 Mileage Rates 12/12/2015

    2016 Mileage Rate As of January 1, 2016, the new standard mileage rates will be in effect. The new rate is 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015.