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SUBMERGED AND SHORE LANDS—RELEASE TO PARK COMMISSIONERS. § 1. City may grant, convey or release to park commissioners shorelands for park purposes.

(House BILL No. 781. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to enable cities, towns and villages having control of lands bordering upon public ulaters and riparian rights appurtenant thereto, to grant, convey or release the same for park purposes to park commissioners, park boards or boards of park commissioners, and to make agreements with park commissioners, park boards or boards of park commissioners for the reclamation of submerged lands under such public waters for park purposes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That any city, town or village which has heretofore acquired or shall hereafter acquire control over any lands bordering upon any public waters in this State, and the riparian rights appurtenant thereto, may grant, convey or release any of such lands or rights for park purposes to any park commissioners, park board or board of park commissioners having control of any park within the territorial limits of such city, town or village, and may make agreements with any such park commissioners, park board or board of park commissioners for the reclamation by such park commissioners, park board or board of park commissioners for park purposes of submerged lands under the public waters adjacent to the lands controlled by such city, town or village: Provided, however, that no such park commissioners, park board or board of park commissioners, may grant, convey, lease or release any lands so acquired or the riparian rights appurtenant thereto to any private person or corporation. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUMS-DISCONTINUANCE. § 1. Amends Act of 1908 by adding sections 12, § 13. Submission of ordinance to voters.

13, 14 and 15.
§ 14. Form of ballot.
§ 12. Council may pass ordinance for dis-
continuance of public tubercu- § 15. When ordinance ratified—duty of
losis sanitarium upon recom- council—transfer of moneys.

mendation of board of directors.

(House BILL No. 828. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable cities and villages to establish and maintain public tuberculosis sanitariums,” approved March 7, 1908, in force July 1, 1908, as subsequently amended, by adding to said Act four (4) new sections to be numbered 12, 13, 14, and 15 respectively. 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 enable cities and villages to establish and maintain public tuberculosis sanitariums,” approved March 7, 1908, in force July 1, 1908, as subsequently amended be and the same is hereby amended by adding to said Act four (4) new sections to be numbered 12, 13, 14, and 15 respectively, which sections when amended shall read as follows: § 12. Whenever the board of directors of any public tuberculosis sanitarium, established and maintained under this Act, shall recommend, in writing, to the city council or board of trustees, as the case

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may be, the discontinuance of any public tuberculosis sanitarium, stating in said report the reasons therefor, the said city council or board of trustees, may pass an ordinance for the discontinuance of such public tuberculosis sanitarium. § 13. Whenever such ordinance is passed for the discontinuance of any such sanitarium, the said ordinance shall be submitted to the voters of such city or village, as the case may be, at the next succeeding general or special election, or at any special election called for that purpose, and the said ordinance shall become operative, effective and valid if approved by a majority of such voters voting upon the question. § 14. Such ordinance shall be printed on a ballot in full, which shall be separate and distinct from the ballot for candidates for office. The ballot to be used for any such election in voting, under this Act, shall be substantially in the following form:

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FOR the abolition of the public Tuberculosis Sani

tarium of the city (or village, as the case may || Yes be) of . . . . . . . . . . . . . as provided in Ordinance Number. . . . . . AGAINST the abolition of the public Tuberculosis | No

nance Number. . . . . . . .

§ 15. Whenever such ordinance shall have been ratified, and made effective, operative and valid by vote, as provided in the last preceding section, the city council or board of trustees of such city or village, may after having discharged all financial obligations of such tuberculosis Sanitarium by appropriate ordinance, transfer any moneys then in the “tuberculosis sanitarium fund” from such fund into any other lawful appropriation or appropriations of such city or village.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

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Sanitarium of the city (or village as the case
may be) of . . . . . . . . . . . . , as provided in Ordi-

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UNION OF CONTIGUOUS CITIES IN ONE COUNTY. § 1. Amends Act of 1872 by adding articles XV,

$ 7. Act of 1899 to govern in certain sections 1 to 13, inclusive.

proceedings. Article XV.

$ 8. Annexation of territory. $ 1. Under what Act proceedings com

$ 9. Annexation of another city to menced-petition--form of bal

united city. lot.

§ 10. City council-(a) of whom to $ 2. Canvass of votes-certified copies

consist under “Alder manic to city and county clerks-pro

form' of government-(b)com. clamation.

mission form-(c) selection of

officers-election-(d) form of $ 3. Failure of officer to perform duties

ballot-(e) number of candi. shall not invalidate Act.

dates-(1) event of death or

withdrawal-(8) form of bal$ 4. Courts to take judicial notice.

lot, general election-(h) intent

of Act.
$ 5. Name-how change effected.

§ 11. Ordinances.
$ 6. Elections-dates-board of elec-
tion commissioners-duties-

$ 12. School systems unchanged until joint meeting of councils or

united under school law.
trustees-ordinances proclaim-
ing adoption of Act and call for

$13. Submission of question for con. election-how signed and re

tinuance of borough form of corded-officers-beginning and

government. expiration of term.

(HOUSE BILL No. 168. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the incor

poration of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and all Acts amendatory thereto by adding thereto Article XV.

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 Acts amendatory thereof, be and the same hereby is amended by adding thereto an Article to be known as Article XV in the words and figures following:

ARTICLE XV. SECTION 1. That two or more incorporated contiguous cities, incorporated towns, or villages situated in one county in the State of Illinois may be united into one incorporated city under this Act by following the provisions of section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the annexation of cities, incorporated towns and villages, or parts of same to cities, incorporated towns and villages," approved and in force April 25, 1889, except that the petition therein required shall be signed as therein required in each of the municipalities, union whereof is sought, and stating the name, under which said united municipality is to be known, and the form of municipal government, under which said united municipality is to be governed, and except that the ballot therein provided shall read, "For union of the city of. the city of .....

the incorporated town of.... the village of...

(filling blanks with the names of the municipalities to be united), into a single municipality under the name and with the...

form of municipal government (filling in blanks with the words, "Aldermanic" or "Commission” as the case may be).

The proposition so to be voted upon shall appear in plain, prominent type, on a separate and distinct ballot, and no other proposition

shall appear thereon. The form of the ballot used shall be a copy of the proposition set forth in section 2 thereof followed by the words:

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together with a square after each word to enable each voter to signify his preference by marking a cross in one of said squares. If the majority of the votes cast in each of said cities[,] towns or villages shall be in favor of the adoption of said proposition, the provisions of this Act shall thereby be adopted. § 2. A certified copy of the canvass of the votes of the election on such proposition, made by the proper officers, shall be transmitted to each city, town or village clerk of such city, town or village, and to the clerk of the county court, of the county in which such election was held, and by each transcribed upon the records of their respective offices in full, and the mayor or president of the board of trustees of each of said concurring cities, towns or villages shall immediately issue a proclamation declaring this Act in force in said city, town or village and thenceforth this Act shall be in full force and effect in each of said concurring cities, towns or villages. § 3. The failure of the mayor or president of the board of trustees, or any of said officials, to perform the duties and Acts imposed upon them by section 2 hereof shall not invalidate nor prevent the adoption of this Act. § 4. All courts in this State shall take judicial notice of the adoption of this Act by such cities, towns or villages as adopt the same. § 5. Each such concurring city, incorporated town or village shall thereafter be known as the Borough of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (original name of city, town or village): Provided that a change of name of any borough may be effected by pursuing the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable any city, town or village in this State to change its name,” approved March 7, 1872, in force July 1, 1872. § 6. The third Tuesday in April, 1916, [and] biennially thereafter, are hereby designated as the days for the holding of general municipal elections under this Act, and any cities, towns or villages adopting this Act shall be deemed also to have adopted “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,’ approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by an Act approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891,” and all amendments thereto. Within ten days after the adoption of this Act, the county court of the county within which said cities, towns or villages are located shall proceed to create a board of election commissioners for said united city, town or village as provided in said election law, which board shall immediately qualify and proceed as provided in said election law to perform all the duties therein prescribed so as to prepare for the holding of the first and subsequent elections for officers for said united munici

pality.

Likewise, within ten days after the adoption of this Act on the call of the mayor of the oldest of said constituent cities, towns or villages, a joint meeting shall be held of all the councils or trustees of said constituent cities, towns or villages, and the respective mayors and presidents thereof, at which each said officers shall be entitled to vote, at which joint meeting an ordinance in the name of said united municipality shall be passed, proclaiming the adoption of this Act and fixing the day and issuing a call for the first election for officers for said united city, which election day shall be on the day fixed as above for the succeeding biennial general election if between said day and the day of the adoption of this Act, not more than one hundred and eighty days shall intervene, otherwise if a longer time should intervene, then a date shall be fixed for a special election therefor not sooner than seventy days and not later than ninety days after the adoption of this Act.

Said ordinance shall be signed by the presiding officer of each constituent city, town or village; certified to by each clerk, recorded in the records of each constituent city, town or village, and published as required by law and a copy thereof shall be mailed to the address of each election commissioner appointed as above provided. A failure of any of the several officers to join in the passing and executing of said ordinance as above required shall not invalidate the election held in pursuance of said ordinance, if said ordinance is properly passed and executed by one of said constituent cities.

It is further provided that the term of office of all regularly elected municipal officers holding office at the time this Act is adopted by such constituent municipalities shall be and the same is hereby made to expire at the end of thirty days after the date of the election of officers at the election called as above provided whether said election is special or general, and the term of office of the officers of said united city shall begin at the end of thirty days after said officers are elected and shall expire at the end of thirty days after the next following biennial election. All appointed officers of each constituent city shall retain their offices and perform their duties in the territory for which they were appointed, until superseded by a successor appointed for the united city, town or village. Such performance of duties in their respective boroughs shall be under the direction of the newly elected officers of the united city, town or village.

§ 7. The Act named in section 1 of this Act shall govern as to assets and liabilities of said constituent municipalities as to appropriations, as to tax levies, as to suits, as to special assessments and special taxation, as to proceedings instituted before union for the taking of land, for opening street or alley, as to justices of the peace and their juris: diction, as to firemen and policemen, as to licenses, and said Act shall govern said united municipality in all matters specified in said Act as pertaining to annexation of the whole of an incorporated city, village or incorporated town to another city, village or incorporated town.

§ 8. Should annexation of any territory be made to said united city, it shall become a part of the borough to which it is contiguous; if it lies contiguous to two or more boroughs, it shall be apportioned between them by ordinance.

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