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§ 9. Any other city or village contiguous to said united city may become annexed to said united city as a borough thereof, by the following provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages and to unite to towns and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, § 10. (a) In case this Act shall have been adopted by any cities, towns or villages accompanied by a decision at the election in favor of the “aldermanic” form of municipal government, then from and after the election of officers as prescribed in section six (6) thereof, the council governing said city shall consist of one mayor and alderman or members of a board of trustees, as the case may be, elected by the people of each of said municipalities so adopting the provisions of this Act, in conformity with the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872, as amended. (b) If the decision at said election shall have been in favor of the commission form of government, then the council governing said city shall consist of the mayor and a board of four commissioners, one to be elected from each borough and the balance of the four, if any, elected at large for a term of four years. (c) For the selection of officers named in paragraph A and B of this section and the mayor, an election shall be called as prescribed in section 6 hereof; and where the commission form of government has been adopted the procedure provided for the nomination and election of officers provided in Article XIII shall be followed. The nominating petition of candidates for mayor and for commissioners at large, if any commissioners at large are to be elected, to be signed by electors residing in the city, while the nominating petition of the candidates for the remaining commissioners to be signed only by the legal voters of the said city, residing in the borough from which such commissioners are to be nominated. (d) A distinct ballot shall be printed for each borough for the primary election, substantially in the form prescribed in section 14 of Article XIII, with headings as therein prescribed and sub-headings for mayor, and where the commission form of government prevails, a subheading as follows: “For commissioner at large” (if any commissioner at large is to be elected) or in the plural form if two are to be elected, followed by the direction, “Vote for one” or “Vote for two” (as the case may be); followed by the names of candidates, and also where the commission form of government prevails, sub-headings, one for each borough, as follows: “For commissioner from the borough of . . . . . . . . 2x with directions under each sub-head, “Vote for one,” followed by names of candidates in each of the several boroughs. Where the “aldermanic” form of government has been adopted, then the ballots shall be printed, and the elections conducted, in each borough in conformity with the provisions of the general laws of this State now applicable to cities and villages under the provisions of the general laws of this, State now applicable to cities and villages under the provisions of an Act entitled; “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872, as amended.

(e) WHERE THE COMMISSION FoRM of goverNMENT PREVAILs.] In ascertaining the candidates at the primary election under the several sub-heads who are to be considered as nominees, the number to be chosen at the general election under each sub-head shall be multiplied by two, and only those shall be nominees under each sub-head who have received the two highest number of votes, where but one officer is to be elected; the four highest, where but two officers are to be elected; the eight highest where four officers are to be elected. (f) WHERE THE COMMIssion ForM of GoverNMENT PREVAILs.] In case of the death or withdrawal of a nominee for any office prior to the election, the candidate who shall rank next highest in the number of votes received at the primary to those originally ascertained as nominees for the classification to which substitution is to be made shall be substituted on the ballot in place of the deceased or withdrawing nominee substantially as provided in paragraph D of section 18 of said Article XIII. - (g) WHERE THE com MISSION FoRM of GoverNMENT PREVAILS.] The ballots for the election of officers shall be substantially as prescribed in section 19 of said Article XIII with sub-head “For mayor” and direction, “Vote for one,” followed by the names of the two nominees for mayor; a sub-head, where the commission form of government prevails and commissioners at large are to be elected, “For commissioner (or commissioners) at large” followed by the direction “Vote for one” (or two) (as the case may be) followed by the names of the two (or the four) (as the case may be) nominees for commissioner at large; also where the commission form of government prevails, sub-heads, one for each borough, as follows: “For commissioner from the borough of - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ,” followed by the direction “Vote for one,” followed by the names of the two nominees. (h) It is the intention hereof to give to each elector of the united city—regardless of his residence in any particular borough—the privilege of voting for as many candidates or nominees as are to be nominated or elected from each and every borough as well as for all candidates or nominees at large. § 11. The several ordinances of each constituent city, village or incorporated town of said united city shall remain in force within the limits thereof until superseded by a new ordinance covering the topic embraced in such superseded ordinance. § 12. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting the union of the schools of the several boroughs, or in charging the united municipalities with any school indebtedness, but the several school sys: tems are to remain under their then existing organizations, until united in pursuance to the laws relating to schools, and so long as such separate school organizations are maintained, the several school boards shall have full power to act independently in all cases, where, in the school laws, it is specified that they may act only with the concurrence of the city council. However, after the adoption of this Act, the name of the several school districts shall be amended so as to substitute the word “Borough” in place of the word “City” or “Village” or “Town.” § 13. Whereven any municipalities have adopted the provisions of this Act, thereafter, at any regular biennial election, the question of the further continuance of such borough form of government may be submitted to the voters of said consolidated municipality by proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the said 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, provided, that the petition in such cases shall ask that the question of a continuance of such borough form of city government be submitted to the legal voters of such city and the ballot in such cases shall read: “For continuance of the borough form of government” and “Against continuance of the borough form of government. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

USE OF SPECIAL FUNDS.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1911. § 1. As amended, provides funds set aside for a particular purpose not immediately necessary for such purpose, . may be used to purchase tax antic: ipation warrants and municipal bonds—credit of interest and redemption fund.

(SENATE BILL No. 25. APPRoved JUNE 22, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning municipal funds,” approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning municipal funds,” approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows:

SECTION 1. That every city, incorporated town or village, now or hereafter holding in its treasury any fund set aside for use for some particular purpose, that is not immediately necessary for such purpose, may by ordinance of the city council of such city or board of trustees of such town or village use the money in such fund in the purchase of tax anticipation warrants issued by said city, town or village against taxes levied by said city, town or village; such warrants to bear interest not to exceed four per cent per annum, and all interest upon such warrants, and all moneys paid in redemption of said warrants shall at once be credited to and placed in such fund so held by such city, town or village; and the city council of such city, or board of trustees of such town or village, may by ordinance use the money in such fund in the purchase of municipal bonds issued by said city, town or village representing an obligation and pledging the credit of such city, town or village, and all interest upon such bonds and all moneys paid in redemption of said bonds or realized from the sale of said bonds, if afterwards sold, shall at once be credited to and placed in such fund so held by such city, town or village.

APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

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CIVIL SERVICE.

STATE EMPLOYEES-APPOINTMENT TO CLASSIFIED SERVICE.

§ 1. Amends section 10 of Act of 1905, as amended

in 1911.

§ 10. As amended, provides persons

formerly engaged in military or naval service shall be preferred for appointment to civil offices under classified service.

(SENATE Bill No. 80. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act to amend section ten (10) of an Act entitled, An Act to regu

late the civil service of the State of Illinois," approved May 11, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, as amended by Act approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section ten of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate the civil service of the State of Illinois," approved May 11, 1905. In force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 10. Whenever a position classified under this Act is to be filled, the appointing officer shall make requisition upon said commission, and the commission shall certify to him the name and address of the candidate standing highest upon the register of eligibles for said position, except that in case of laborers, when a choice by competition is impracticable, said commission may provide by its rules that the selection shall be made by lot from among those candidates proved fit by examination. The appointing officer shall notify the commission of each position to be filled separately and shall fill such position by the appointment of the person certified to him by said commission therefor, which appointment shall be on probation for a period not more than three months to be fixed by said rules. At any time during the period of probation, the appointing officer may discharge a person so certified and shall forthwith notify the commission in writing of such discharge. If such person is not thus discharged, his appointment shall be deemed complete.

Persons who were engaged in the military and naval service of the United States during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1902, or engaged in any wars in the military or naval service of the United States and who were honorably discharged therefrom, shall be preferred for appointment to civil offices, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of such office, and it shall be the duty of the examiner or commissioner certifying the list of eligibles who have taken the examinations provided for in this Act, to place the name or names of such persons at the head of the list of eligibles to be certified for appointment.

When there is no eligible list, the appointing officer may, with the authority of the commission, make temporary appointments to remain in force only until regular appointments under the provisions of this Act can be made.

In employment of an essentially temporary and transitory nature, the appointing officer may, with the authority of the commission, make temporary appointments to fill a vacancy, but no such authority shall

be granted for a period of more than 30 days, but it may be renewed from time to time by the commission. The commission shall include in its annual report, and if thereto required by the Governor, in any special report, a statement of all temporary authorities granted or renewed during the year or period specified by the Governor, together with a statement of the facts in each case because of which such authority was granted.

The acceptance or refusal by an eligible person of a temporary appointment shall not affect the standing on the register for permanent appointment.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

CORPORATIONS.

BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.–LOANS, SECURITY.

§ 1. Amends section 8, Act of 1879. $ 8. As amended, provides real estate security shall be accompanied by an abstract of title of the property, a guaranteed title or certificate under the Torrens system.

(SENATE BILL No. 374. APPRoved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section eight (8) of the Act entitled, “An Act to enable associations of persons to become a body corporate to raise funds to be loaned only among the members of such association,” in force July 1, 1879, and Acts amendatory thereto. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section eight (8) of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable associations of persons to become a body corporate to raise funds to be loaned only among the members of such association,” in force July 1, 1879, and Acts amendatory thereto, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 8. The board of directors shall hold such stated meetings not less frequently than once a month, as may be provided by the by-laws. At which meeting the money in the treasury shall be offered for loan in open meeting, and the shareholders who shall bid the highest premium for the preference or priority of loan, shall be entitled to receive a loan of one hundred dollars for each share of stock held by said shareholders; the said premium bid may be deducted from the loan in one amount, or may be paid in such proportionate amounts or installments, and at such times during the existence of the shares of stock borrowed upon, as may be designated by the by-laws, of the respective associations: Provided, that any such association may, by its by-laws, dispense with the offering of its money for bids in open meeting, and in lieu thereof loan its money at a rate of interest and premium fixed by its by-laws, and either with or without premium, deciding the preference or priority of loans by the priority of the applications for loans of its shareholders: And, provided, that no loan shall be made by said association except to its own members, nor in any sum in excess of the amount of stock held by such members borrowing, but such shareholders may borrow such fractional part of one hundred dollars as the by-laws may provide. Good and ample real estate security, unincumbered,

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