The Illinois General Assembly, by statute, provides for three kinds of counties: counties under township organization, counties under a commission form of government, and counties under a county executive form of government.
Adams County is a township form of government. Today, 85 of the 102 counties in Illinois operate under the township form of government. Township counties usually operate with standing committees. These committees study the particular problems that arise within their areas of responsibility and submit recommendations to the full board for action.
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Contact information for County Departments can be found by visiting the Departments page and selecting the County Department you wish to visit.
Adams County consists of 23 civil townships. To view a map and access contact information for each township, visit the Townships page.
Adams County consists of 13 villages. To view a map and access contact information for each village, visit the Villages page.