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§ 2. APPROPRIATIONS AND BOND issues.] All appropriations and bond issues for the use of such library shall be made by the city council, in accordance with the general provisions of this Act. All warrants upon which any portion of said funds is to be paid out shall bear the signature of such official or officials as may be designated by the city council. § 3. WHo MAY USE LIBRARY..] Such library shall be forever free to the use of the inhabitants of the city of Chicago, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the city council may adopt in order to render the use of said library of the greatest benefit to the greatest number, and the official or officials, charged with the government and control of such library may exclude from the use of such library any and all persons who shall wilfully violate such rates and regulations. The city council may extend the privileges and use of such library to persons residing outside of such city in this State upon such terms and conditions as it may from time to time, by ordinance, provide. § 4. ORDINANCES IMPOSING PENALTHEs.] The city council shall have power to pass ordinances imposing suitable penalties for the punishment of persons committing injury to such library or the ground or other property thereof and for injury to, or failure to return, any book belonging to such library. Such ordinances shall be published in the newspaper selected as the official journal of the city and may be printed in book or pamphlet form, in such manner as the city council shall direct, and all rules framed in conformity with such ordinances shall be brought to the notice of the public by being posted in conspicuous places in such library and all branches or extensions thereof. § 5. DoNATIONs.] Any person desiring to make donations of money or other property for the benefit of such library shall have the right to vest the title to the money or other property so donated in the city of Chicago, in trust for the use of such library, to be held and controlled by said city, when accepted, according to the terms of the gift, devise or bequest of such property, and as to such property the said city shall be held and considered to be a special trustee. § 6. PENSION FUND.] Nothing herein contained shall in any way affect the operation or administration of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public library employees' pension fund in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants,” approved May 12, 1905, as amended by Act of June 3, 1907: Provided, however, that the board of trustees of the said pension fund of said public library created by said Act shall hereafter consist of five (5) members, two of whom shall be employees contributing to said fund and three of whom shall be appointed in such manner as the city council may, by ordinance, direct.

ARTICLE VI.

HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

SECTION 1. MANAGEMENT of House of correcTION.] The city council shall have full power to manage, control, maintain, operate and extend or enlarge the house of correction of the city of Chicago to locate such house of correction, or branches thereof, within or outside the corporate limits of the city; to acquire, by dedication, gift, lease, contract, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, all such rights and property as may by the city council be deemed necessary or proper for house of correction purposes; to make appropriations and issue bonds for such purposes; to exercise any and all powers and rights, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, now vested in the board of inspectors of such house of correction and the municipal and legislative authorities of cities under the laws of the State relating to such house of correction. § 2. APPROPRIATIONS AND BOND ISSUES.] All appropriations and bond issues for the use of such house of correction shall be made by the city council, in accordance with the general provisions of this Act. All warrants upon which any portion of said funds is to be paid out shall bear the signature of such official or officials as may be designated by the city council. § 3. MAY PERMIT USE of House of corrECTION BY OTHER goverNMENT AGENCIES.] The city council may enter into agreements with the proper officer or officers of the United States, or any county, city, village, or incorporated town in the State, to receive and keep in such house of correction, until discharged by law, any person sentenced thereto or ordered to be imprisoned therein by any court of the United States or other federal officer or by any court or magistrate of such county, city, village, or incorporated town. § 4. Powers when House of correcTION Located outside THE CITY..] When the house of correction or branches thereof, are located outside the corporate limits of the city, the city and the municipal authorities thereof shall have as full and complete police powers over such house of correction, or branches thereof, and the territory used in connection therewith as is or may be conferred upon such city over territory lying within the corporate limits of the city; and all sentences, judgments, commitments and orders of any court of competent jurisdiction authorizing or directing the detention or imprisonment of any person in such house of correction, or branches thereof, or in any manner affecting such person, shall be as valid and effectual as if such house of correction, or branches thereof, were located within the city, and any officer charged with the execution of any such sentence, judgment, commitment or order, shall have as full and complete authority and power of custody and control of the person named in such sentence, judgment, commitment or order, for the purpose of executing the same, as if such house of correction, or branches thereof, and all territory thus traversed by such officer between the city and such house of correction, or branches thereof, were within the city. § 5. PENSION FUND.] Nothing herein contained shall in any way affect the operation or administration of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a house of Correction employees’ pension fund in cities having a population of exceeding 150,000 inhabitants,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911: Provided, however, that the board of trustees of said pension fund of such house of correction created by said Act shall hereafter consist of five (5) members, two of whom shall be employees contributing to said fund and three of whom shall be appointed in such manner as the city council, may, by ordinance, direct.

ARTICLE VII.

GENERAL PROVISIONS. SECTION 1. DEFINITIONs.] The term “local authorities” as used in this Act, shall be construed as broad enough to include all officials and all officials and governing bodies of any town, township, park, park district, or other local government or authority, as the case may be, which is by this Act consolidated with the city of Chicago. The term [s] “corporations,” “municipal corporations” and “quasimunicipal corporations,” as used in this Act, shall be construed as broad enough to include towns, townships, parks, park districts and any other local governments and authorities, as the case may be, which are consolidated by this Act. The term “parks” in the sense of the land devoted to park purposes, means and includes all lands, whether situated within or outside the city, improved as parks or held or set apart for future improvement as parks or forest preserves, city squares or commons, structures placed in or on the boundary lines of the parks or erected for their protection, such as walls, and break-waters, all waters, beaches, playgrounds, ways and boulevards under park government and control and all other open public places used for purposes of recreation, amusement or pleasure of the public, with all appurtenances thereto belonging, unless established for the use of some other city department and paid for out of the funds appropriated for such department. In order to effectuate the intent and purposes of this Act the foregoing definitions in this section and the terms and provisions in this Act contained shall be construed in the broadest, most comprehensive and inclusive sense. § 2. CoNSTRUCTION OF ACT.] So far as the provisions of this Act are the same in terms or in substance and effect as the provisions of the laws which this Act supersedes, they shall be construed as continuations of such provisions and not as new enactments. § 3. ACT Not To BE AFFECTED BY ANY SUBSEQUENT GENERAL LAw RELATING To CITIES.] Any act of the General Assembly that shall be passed after this Act goes into effect, relative to the government of the affairs of the cities of this State in general or of cities containing a stated number of inhabitants or over or allowing the formation of new municipal corporations in any part of the State, shall, in the absence of an express declaration of a legislative intent to the contrary, be construed as not repealing, amending or altering any of the provisions of this Act. 4. ACT A PUBLIC ACT.] This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and all courts shall take judicial notice of it. § 5. ACTs IN con FLICT witH THIS ACT NoT To APPLY To city of CHICAGo.] All Acts, or parts of Acts, in conflict with the provisions of this Act, shall be inoperative within and in regard to the city of Chicago. § 6. ACT DEEMED ENACTED AT TIME of ADoPTION BY voTERs.] For the purpose of determining the relation of this Act to other Acts of the

General Assembly, it shall be deemed to have been enacted at the time it shall be consented to by the majority of voters of the city of Chicago. § 7. ACT NOT TO BE AFFECTED BY INVALIDITY of ANY PART.] If any article, section, subdivision, sentence or clause of this Act is for any reason held invalid or to be unconstitutional, such decision or holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Act which can be given effect without such invalid part.

ARTICLE VIII.

SUBMISSION OF ACT TO LEGAL WOTERS.

SECTION 1. ACT To BE subMITTED To LEGAL voters.] Before the foregoing provisions shall be in force and effect, this Act shall be submitted for adoption, respectively, to the legal voters of the city of Chicago and the legal voters of the several towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities hereby sought to be consolidated. The city council of the city of Chicago may by ordinance direct that the question of the adoption of this Act shall be submitted to such legal voters at any general, municipal or special election in and for the entire city to be held not less than thirty days from and after the passage of such ordinance. The city clerk of the city of Chicago shall promptly certify the passage of such ordinance to the board of election commissioners and it shall thereupon be the duty of such board of election commissioners to submit the question of the adoption of this Act to such legal voters. The question of the adoption of this Act may also be submitted to such legal voters in the following manner. A petition signed by such legal voters of the city equal in number to at least 5 per cent, of such legal voters of the city voting at the last preceding election for mayor, praying for the submission of the question of adopting this Act, may be filed with the board of election commissioners of the city of Chicago, and it shall thereupon be the duty of the said board of election commissioners to submit the question of the adoption of this Act to such legal voters at the next general, municipal or special election in and for the entire city to be held not less than forty days from and after the filing of such petition. The said board of election commissioners shall give notice of such election by publishing a notice thereof, not less than thirty days prior to such election, in at least one newspaper of general circulation published in the city of Chicago. The ballot to be used at such election in voting upon this Act shall be substantially in the following form:

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For the adoption of an Act entitled, “An Act to | |
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Chicago the powers and functions now vested | | |
in local governments and authorities within the -——
territory of said city and to make provisions | |
concerning the same.”

In case any election precinct of the city is or shall be intersected by the boundary line of any town or township, park or park district, or other local government and authority, sought to be consolidated by this Act, the judges of election shall procure, and the board of election commissioners shall furnish, two or more ballot boxes so as to allow the votes of the legal voters of such town or township, park or park district, or other local government and authority voting in such precinct, to be received separately from the votes of the legal voters of such precinct residing outside of such town or township, park or park district, or other local government and authority, and the same shall be received and returned separately, and the board of election commissioners or canvassers (or other proper legal authority) shall duly canvass, certify and report the result of such election in the city of Chicago and in each of the said towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities, voting thereon, and such results so canvassed, certified and reported shall be declared entered and established according to law. If a majority of such legal voters of the city of Chicago voting thereon and a majority of such legal voters voting thereon of any two or more, severally and respectively, of said towns or townships, park or park district, or other local governments and authorities, shall vote for the adoption of this Act, it shall thereby and thereupon be adopted by and be in force and effect in the city of Chicago and in such towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities thus voting for the adoption of this Act. If this Act shall fail to be adopted, at any time at which it is submitted under the requirements of this section, by a majority of such legal voters of the city of Chicago voting thereon and a majority of such legal voters within the jurisdiction of at least two of the respective towns or townships, park or park districts, or other local governments and authorities, having jurisdiction confined to and within the territory of the city of Chicago, or any part thereof, sought to be consolidated by this Act, voting thereon, then it may be resubmitted from time to time, if such resubmission shall be directed by an ordinance of the city council of the city of Chicago or demanded by a petition signed by such legal voters of the city equal in number to at least 5 per cent of the legal voters of the city of Chicago voting at the last preceding election for mayor, the procedure for such resubmission to be in all other respects the same as when first submitted. If this Act shall be adopted at any election at which it is submitted under the requirements of this section, by a majority of such legal voters of the city of Chicago voting thereon and a majority of such legal voters, voting thereon, within the jurisdiction of at least two, but not all, of the respective towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities having jurisdiction confined to and within the territory of the city of Chicago or any part thereof, sought to be consolidated by this Act, then it may be resubmitted, from time to time, to such legal voters of the respective towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities failing to adopt this Act. Such resubmission may be directed by an ordinance of the city council of the city of Chicago or demanded by

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