Board of Appeals

To hear and pass on all applications for special uses in the manner prescribed in the Zoning Ordinance; to hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Officer under the Zoning Ordinance; to hear and pass upon the applications for variances from the terms provided in the Zoning Ordinance in the manner prescribed and subject to the standards established herein; to interpret the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and the district map in the manner provided herein; and to hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under the Zoning Ordinance, as prescribed by the applicable provisions of the Illinois State Statutes.  Section 152 of the Zoning Ordinance.