The Board of Trustees serves as the legislative branch of Joliet Township government. Every Illinois Township elects four trustees at-large and a supervisor who together comprise the Township Board. Each member has one vote on all issues brought before the Board.
In their capacity as legislative officers, the Trustees:
Adopt the annual township budget and appropriation ordinance, the general assistance budget and the road district budget.
Responsible for approving all township expenses and auditing bills submitted for payment by the highway commissioner