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RELIEF OF THE BLIND–ACT OF 1903 REVISED.

§ 1. obligatory upon county to contribute from $ 6. Applicants for benefits—affidavits—duty of charity fund sor support of blind persons. county clerk.

§ 2. Benefit for blind. $ 7. Register to be kept by county clerk—must certify at each meeting to commissioners.

§ 4. Duty of commissioners to appoint examiner - of the blind. $ 8. Duty of commissioners, etc.—to provide for

payment.

(House BILL No. 38. APProved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act for the relief of the blind,” approved May 11, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, and all Acts amendatory thereto by amending sections 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8, thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be lawful for and obligatory upon, any county to contribute such sum or sums of money from the charity or general funds toward the support of any blind person who may come under the provisions of this Act. § 2. BENEFIT For BLIND.] That all male persons over the age of twenty-one (21) years, and all female persons over the age of eighteen (18) years, who are declared to be blind in the manner hereinafter set forth, and who come within the provisions of this Act, shall receive as a benefit one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per annum, payable quarterly, upon warrants properly drawn upon the treasurer of the county of which such person or persons are residents. § 4. DUTY of commission ERs To APPo1NT EXAMINER of THE BLIND.] It is hereby made the duty of the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors in each county in this State, to appoint a regular practicing physician whose official title shall be “examiner of the blind,” who shall keep an office open in some convenient place during the entire year for the examining of applicants for said benefit. § 6. APPLICANTs For BENEFIT-AFFIDAVITs—DUTY of county cLERK.] All persons claiming the benefit provided herein may go before the county clerk of their respective counties, and make affidavit to the facts which bring him or her within the provisions of this Act, which shall be deemed an application for said benefits; two citizens, residents of the county, shall be required to make affidavits to the fact that they have known said applicant to be a resident of the county for the three years immediately preceding the filing of said application; the county clerk shall immediately refer the application to the examiner of the blind for said county. § 7. REGISTER To BE KEPT BY county CLERK—MUST CERTIFY AT EACH MEETING TO COMMISSIONERs—TIME PAYMENT BEGINs.] The county clerk shall register the name, address and number of applicant, and date of the examination of each of the applicants who has been so determined to be entitled to said benefit, at each meeting of such county commissioners or county supervisors of the county, he shall certify to the county commissioners or county supervisors of the county, the names and residences of each applicant, so determined by the examiner to be entitled to said benefit and such applicant shall be entitled to said benefit from and after the first day of the months of January, April, July and October thereafter, to be provided for as set forth in section 8 of this article.

§ 8. DUTY of commissionERs, ETC., To PROVIDE FOR PAYMENT.] It is hereby made the duty of the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors of each county in this State to provide in the annual appropriation for the payment of persons so entitled to said benefit, who have complied with the provisions of this Act, and to cause warrants on the county treasurer to be drawn, properly endorsed, payable, to each of said persons in said county each quarter in each year thereafter, during the life of said persons, while they are residents of said county or until said disability is removed. Said board shall also provide in the annual appropriation for payment of persons who may become entitled thereto during the year such sum as in their judgment may be needed for such purpose.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS-CHANGE IN USE OF PREMISES.

§ 1. Amends section 4 of Act of 1912 by adding § 4 (K). Board may use premises of State section 4 (K). charitable institutions for other purposes than that for which it was provided, when satisfied it is no longer required for said pur

poses.

(House BILL No. 654. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend “An Act to revise the laws relating to charities,” approved June 11, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, by adding thereto a new provision to be known as section 4 (K). SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the laws relating to charities,” approved June 11, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, be and hereby is amended by adding thereto a new provision to be known as section 4 (K), which shall read as follows: § 4 (K). Whenever the board is satisfied the premises of any State charitable institution vested in it are no longer required in whole or in part for the State charitable purpose for which they were provided, or are being used, the board shall have power and it shall be its duty to devote such premises in whole or in part to some other State charitable purpose or purposes, and to make all such changes and alterations in the premises and such additions thereto as the board may think necessary and proper to adapt and equip the premises for the changed State charitable purpose or purposes. APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

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CITIES, TOWNS AND WILLAGES.

ALDERMEN AND TRUSTEES.–COMPENSATION.

§ 1. Amends section 14 of article VI, Act of 1872. § 14. As amended, provides maximum amount which may be fixed by ordinance as compensation of aldermen and trustees.

(SENATE BILLINo. 467. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1873, as subsequently amended by amending section fourteen (14) of article VI of said Act. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section fourteen (14) of article VI thereof, so that the said section when amended shall read as follows: § 14. The aldermen and trustees may receive such compensation for their services as shall be fixed by the ordinances: Provided, however, that in cities of less than 350,000 inhabitants such compensation shall not exceed the sum of ten dollars to each alderman for each meeting of the city council or board of trustees actually attended by him; in cities of more than 350,000 inhabitants such compensation shall not exceed the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars per annum for each alderman, and in villages the compensation to trustees shall not exceed the sum of three dollars for each meeting of the board of trustees actually attended by such trustees. No other salary or compensation shall be allowed any alderman or trustees: Provided, further, that this Act shall apply to all cities, towns and villages in this State whether incorporated under a general or special law, and that in all such villages and incorporated towns, the trustees thereof shall received compensation for not more than one meeting in each week. APPROVED June 24, 1915.

ANNEXATION BY CITY OF ANOTHER CITY – DEFECTIVE PROCEEDINGS. § 1. Desective prior annexation proceedings legalized.

(House BILL No. 812. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to legalize the annexation of any incorporated city, village or town, and the territory comprising such city, village or town, annered to another incorporated city, village or town, under section two of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for annering and ercluding territory to and from any village, city or town, and to unite cities, towns and villages.” Approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever the inhabitants of any incorporated city, village or town, and the inhabitants of any other incorporated city, village or town, possessing all the legal qualifications therefor, having in good faith attempted to annex any incorporated city, village or town, and the territory comprising such city, village or town, to another incorporated city, village or town, under and in pursuance of section two of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages, and to unite cities, towns and villagess,”] approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and having complied with all the requirements of said section two, although the said incorporated city, village or town so annexed may not be lawfully organized as such city, village or town, in part or in its entirety, by reason of defective prior annexation proceedings or otherwise, such incorporated city, village or town, and the territory comprising such city, village or town in its entirety is hereby declared to have been legally and validly annexed to the other incorporated city, village or town. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY-PROCEEDINGS LEGALIZED.

§ 1. Proceedings for annexation of tracts of land $ 2. Emergency.
to cities by ordinance upon petition of
owners legalized.

(House BIll No. 284. APPRoved APRIL 16, 1915.)

AN ACT to legalize and validate the anneration of tracts of land to cities, villages and incorporated towns in certain cases.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever the owner or owners of any tract or tracts of land, contiguous to any city, village, or incorporated town in this State, has, by petition in writing and signed by said owner, and filed with the city council of such city, or the board of trustees of such village or incorporated town, petitioned to have such tract or tracts of land taken into and included within the corporate limits of such city, village or incorporated town, and the city council, or board of trustees, as the case may be, has acted on such petition and has passed an ordinance annexing the tract or tracts of land so petitioned for to such city, village or incorporated town, and thereafter such tract or tracts of land so annexed have been assessed for city, village or incorporated town taxes, or special assessments, or both, then such proceeding for annexation is hereby legalized, validated and made effective from and after the passage of such ordinance.

§ 2. WHEREAs, an emergency exists; therefore, this Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 16th, 1915.

ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY-WHOLLY WITHIN ENLARGED MUNICIPALITY. § 1. Jurisdiction of enlarged municipality shall extend over territory surrounded. (House BILL No. 472. APPRov ED JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for the annexation of unincorporated territory which is entirely surrounded by a city having a population of more than two hundred thousand inhabitants to such city so surrounding it. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever as the result of the annexation of the whole of a city, village or incorporated town to another city having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants, unincorporated territory not a part of either of said municipalities has been heretofore or shall be hereafter wholly surrounded by the enlarged municipality, the jurisdiction of the city to which such annexation was made shall extend over said territory so surrounded to the same extent as if such unincorporated territory had been annexed at the same time as the city, village or incorporated town whose annexation caused such unincorporated territory to be so surrounded. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

ART COMMISSIONS-ACT OF 1899 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends sections 2, 3, 4 and 6, Act of 1899. - $ 4. As amended, provides commissioners

shall serve without compensation,

§ 2. As amended, provides who shall con- for election of officers, rules and stitute commission. quorum.

§ 3. As amended, fixes term of members $ 6. As amended, provides works of art

and provides for the filling of vacan- shall be approved by commission

cies. before being located or removed—

powers and duties of commission.

(SENATE BILL No. 131. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend sections 2, 3, 4 and 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the creation of art commissions in cities and to define their powers,” approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 2, 3, 4 and 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the creation of art commissions in cities and to define their powers,” approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, be and the same are hereby amended to read as follows: § 2. Such commissions shall consist of the mayor of such city by virtue of his office and six other members to be appointed by the mayor. Three of said six members shall be appointed from one or more of the professions of painting, sculpture, architecture and landscape gardening, and of the three other members none shall be appointed from the professions from which such appointments have been made. If any art commission shall have been already created under the provisions of “An Act to provide for the creation of art commissions in cities and to define their powers,” approved April 24, 1899, before this amendatory Act shall have become effective, the terms of office of the members of such commission shall terminate as soon as this amendatory Act shall become effective, and the mayor of such city shall forthwith appoint new commissioners, as herein provided, who shall have the powers and duties hereinafter specified. § 3. The three members of the commission required under section 2 of this Act to be appointed from among the professions therein enumerated shall be appointed in the first instance for one, two and three year terms of office respectively, as the mayor may determine. The other appointed members of the commission shall also be appointed in the first instance for one, two and three year terms of office respectively; and after the expiration of said terms of office of all said members respectively, their successors shall be appointed for a term of three years in each case. All appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term.

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