Local Governments Must Adopt new Sexual Harassment Ordinance by January 15, 2018 12/21/2017 Public Act 100-554 requires that by January 15, 2018 all local governments, including townships, and road districts adopt an ordinance establishing a policy to prohibit sexual harassment. The Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) has prepared a model ordinance and policy that is available at: www.toi.org. TOI recommends that a separate policy be adopted individually by the Township, Road District and Assessor. TOI strongly suggest that if you have questions regarding a sexual harassment policy for your township that you consult your township attorney. A webinar is scheduled for January 10, 2018 to discuss the new mandatory policy adoption. Click here to register for the webinar.