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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 | |
consolidate in the government of the city of | Yes |
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

a petition signed by such legal voters within the jurisdiction of the respective towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities failing to adopt this Act, equal in number to at least 5 per cent, of such legal voters within the jurisdiction of said respective towns or townships, parks or park districts, or other local governments and authorities voting at the last preceding election for mayor of the city of Chicago, the procedure for such resubmission to be in all other respects the same as when first submitted.

If a majority of such legal voters, voting thereon, of any such town or township, park or park district, or other local government and authority, shall vote for the adoption of this Act it shall thereby and thereupon be adopted by and be in force and effect in such town or township, park or park district, or other local government and authority, thus voting for the adoption of this Act.

If this section, or any subdivision, sentence or clause thereof, 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 or the remaining portions of this section which can be given effect without such invalid part.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

CIVIL SERVICE–SALARIES OF COMMISSIONERS AND CHIEF EXAMINER.

§ 1. Amends section 18, Act of 1895. § 18. As amended, fixes salaries of commissioners and chief examiner and amount of expenses which may be incurred—how commissioners apointed in cities having commission orm of government—appropriations for commission authorized and approved.

(House BIll No. 937. APPRoved JUNE 22, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,” approved and in force March 20, 1895, as amended by an Act approved June 13, 1895, and in force July 1, 1895. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,” approved and in force March 20, 1895, as amended by an Act approved June 13, 1895 and in force July 1, 1895, be amended to read as follows: § 18. In cities having a population of one hundred thousand inhabitants or more, each of said commissioners and the chief examiner of said commission, shall receive a salary of three thousand dollars a year: Provided, however, that the president of any such commission may receive such additional compensation as the city council of the city wherein said commission exists may appropriate. Any person not at the time in the official service of the city, serving as a member of the board of examiners or of a trial board, shall receive compensation for every day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of his duty as an examiner or a member of the trial board at the rate of five dollars per day, and said commission may, in such city, also incur expenses not exceeding the amount appropriated therefor by the city council of the city wherein said commission exists. In cities having a population of fifty thousand inhabitants and less than one hundred thousand, such commissioners shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars each, the chief examiner shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars. Any person not at the time in the official service of the city, serving as a member of the board of examiners or of a trial board shall receive compensation for every day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of his duty as an examiner or member of the trial board at the rate of three dollars per day, and said commission may, in such city, also incur expenses not exceeding two thousand dollars a year for clerk hire, printing, stationery and other incidental matters: Provided, that in cities having the commission form of government the appointment of Civil Service Commissioners shall be made by the city council. In cities having a population of twenty-five thousand and less than fifty thousand inhabitants such commissioners shall receive an annual salary of one hundred dollars each, and the chief examiner shall receive an annual salary of five hundred dollars.

In cities having a population of less than twenty-five thousand inhabitants such commissioners shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the city council of such cities, not to exceed fifty dollars each; the chief examiner shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the city council of such cities not to exceed one hundred dollars. In cities having a population of less than fifty thousand inhabitants any person not at the time in the official service of the city, serving as a member of the board of examiners or of a trial board shall receive compensation for every day actually and necessarily spent in the discharge of his duty as an examiner or member of the trial board at the rate of two dollars per day, and said commission may, in such city, also incur expenses not exceeding two hundred dollars per year, for clerk hire, printing, stationery and other incidental matters.

Any appropriation heretofore made for the current fiscal year by the city council of any city for expenses of any civil service commission existing in such city is hereby authorized, ratified, confirmed and approved.

APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERMENT—ABANDONMENT.

§ 1. Amends section 49 of Act of 1872 and all § 49. As amended, F. after three amendatory Acts. years, upon filing of petition with city clerk, the city council shall submit the proposition of abandonment at a special election to be held within sixty days—proposition must not be submitted oftener than once in two years— election of officers.

(House BIll No 900. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 49 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and all Acts amendatory thereto by adding thereto article XIII. As amended by Acts approved April 17, 1911, and May 12, 1911. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April

10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and all amendatory Acts thereof be amended so as to read as follows:

... § 49. ABANDONMENT of oRGANIZATION.—PETITION.] Any city or Village which shall have operated for more than three (3) years under the provisions of this Act may abandon such organization hereunder and accept the provisions of the general law of the State then applicable to cities and villages, by proceeding as follows: Upon the petition of not less than twenty-five per cent of the electors of such city filed with the city clerk, the city council shall submit to the electors of such city or village at a special municipal election to be held within sixty (60) days after the filing of said petition with the city clerk the following proposition, to-wit: “Shall the city of... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (or the village of * * * * * * * - - - - - - - - ) abandon its organization under the commission form of municipal government and become a city (or village) under the general law:[”] Provided that such proposition shall not be submitted oftener than once in two years. If a majority of the votes cast at such election be in favor of such proposition, the officers elected at the next succeeding annual city or village election shall be those then prescribed by the Act to which this Act is an amendment, and upon the qualifications of such officers, such municipality shall become a city or village but such change shall not in any manner or degree affect the property rights or liabilities of any nature of such municipality but shall merely extend to such change in its form of government. The first set of aldermen or board of trustees so elected shall be the same number as provided for in such municipality at the time of its adoption of this Act, with the same ward and precinct boundaries, and shall have the same elective officers as before. If the election for city and village officers after the proposition to abandon its organization under the commission form of municipal government and to become a city (or village) under the general law shall have carried at such election, shall be held in an even numbered year, the persons elected to the office of mayor, village president, city clerk and such other two year offices as the law or ordinances shall provide for any such city or village, shall hold their offices for the term of one year and at the next annual election the persons elected to the offices, of mayor, or village president, city clerk and such other two year offices as the laws or ordinances shall provide for any such city or village shall hold their offices for the term of two years. One-half of the aldermen elected in cities at said election shall hold their office for the term of one year and the other one-half for the term of two years. The aldermen elected in each ward shall by lots determine which alderman shall serve for two years and which for one year.

The petition contemplated by this section shall be the same, the election ordered and conducted and the results declared generally as provided for in section 42 of this Act, in so far as the provisions thereof may be applicable. APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

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