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separate branch thereof at the same time, and when holding such separate branch, each judge may exercise all the powers vested in such court. Such election shall be held and conducted, the returns thereof made and canvassed, and the result declared in the same manner as other city elections. To discontinue and disestablish any such court, precisely the same mode of procedure shall be requisite and necessary, and be resorted to, as for the organization of such court. Save that the discontinuance and disestablishment shall not take effect until at the expiration of the term of office of the then judge of said court. In the event of the discontinuance and disestablishment of any such court, the clerk thereof shall transfer and deliver to the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which such city court is situated, all records, judgments and processes in possession of himself or any other officer of said court, and the circuit court shall thereupon acquire and be vested with jurisdiction in the matters to which said records, judgments or process relate and may be dealt with as original records of such circuit court: Provided, it shall be lawful for the city council in any city where a city court has been established under this Act, and there is no judge or clerk of such court, residing within such city, and such court has ceased to do business for two years or more, to pass an ordinance or resolution abolishing such court, and authorize the city clerk of such city to transfer and deliver the records, judgments and processes of such court to the circuit court of the county in which such court is situated in like manner and with like effect, as if such had been transferred by the clerk of such city court: And, provided, further, that an additional judge for a city court may be elected whenever there shall not be a judge for each fifty thousand of the city's inhabitants, at an election to be called by the city council for that purpose and held the same as other city elections, but at the time fixed for the election of the clerk and first judge, and when the office of an additional judge has already been created the next election for such judge shall be held for the unexpired term of the clerk and first judge and he shall thereafter hold office for four years. The number of inhabitants shall be determined by reference to the Federal Census, or a census taken by the city authorities. § 23. The judges of said court shall be allowed and receive as an annual salary in lieu of all other fees, perquisites or benefits whatsoever in cities, having a population not exceeding five thousand (5,000) inhabitants, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) to be paid out of the city treasury; and in cities having more than five thousand (5,000) and less than eight thousand (8,000) inhabitants the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00); and in cities having more than eight thousand (8,000) and less than twenty-five thousand (25,000) inhabitants, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00); and in cities having more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) inhabitants the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000); in cities having more than fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to be paid out of the State treasury: Provided, that wherever an additional judge is elected in any city where a city court has been established, said additional judge shall be allowed and receive as an annual salary the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to be paid out of the State treasury.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY –ADDITIONAL JUDGES. § 1. Number of judges increased to twenty. § 3. How nominations made. § 2. Date of election—term. $ 4. Emergency.

(House BILL No. 176. APPROVED APRIL 28, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for an increase in the number of judges of the circuit court of Cook county. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That, inasmuch as it appears by the federal census of the year 1910 that the number of inhabitants of the county of Cook is over two million four hundred thousand (2,400,000) and therefore the General Assembly is authorized under section 23 of article 6 of the Constitution of this State to provide for fifteen additional judges of the circuit or superior courts of Cook county, therefore the number of judges of the circuit court of the county of Cook be, and the same is, hereby increased from fourteen, its present number, to twenty. § 2. On the first Monday of June in the year 1915, and every six years thereafter the six additional judges of said circuit court herein provided for shall be elected to hold their offices for a term of six years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. § 3. The nominations for said additional offices shall be made in the same manner as is now or shall be hereafter provided by law for the nomination of candidates for the existing offices of judges of the circuit court of Cook county. § 4. WHEREAs, the docket of said circuit court being much overcrowded, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED April 28th, 1915.

CIRCUIT COURTS_TERMS IN SIXTH CIRCUIT. § 1. Amends section 7 of Act of 1879. § 2. Emergency.

$ 7. Fixes time of holding in counties of
Sixth Circuit.

(House BIll No. 42. Approved APRIL 30, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 7 of an Act entitled, “An Act to amend an Act concerning circuit courts and to fir the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits of the State of Illinois, erclusive of the county of Cook,” approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an Act approved June 11, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, as amended by Act approved May 11, 1903, in force July 1, 1903. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 7 of an Act entitled, “An Act to amend an Act concerning circuit courts and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits of the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,” approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an Act approved June 11, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, as amended by Act approved May 11, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 7. SIXTH CIRCUIT.] In the county of Champaign on the third Monday in January, the third Monday in April and the third Monday in September of each year; in the county of Douglas on the second Monday in March, and the second Monday in October; in the county of Moultrie on the fourth Monday in September and the first Monday in March; in the county of Macon on the second Monday in January, the second Monday in May, and the first Monday in October; in the county of DeWitt on the second Monday in January; on the second Monday in May and the second Monday in September; in the county of Piatt on the first Monday in October, the first Monday in February and the second Monday in June: Provided that there shall be no grand or traverse jury summoned for said June term of court for said Piatt county, unless by special order of the judge of the said court, which order may be made in term time or in vacation: And provided, all processes issued after the passage of this Act shall be returnable to said terms as herein fixed. § 2. WHEREAs, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED April 30th, 1915.

CIRCUIT COURTS-TERMS OF CIRCUITS EXCLUSIVE OF COOK COUNTY, REVISION.

§ 1. Times of holding court. § 12. Eleventh Circuit.
§ 2. First Circuit. § 13. Twelfth Circuit.
§ 3. Second Circuit. § 14. Thirteenth Circuit.
$ 4. Third Circuit. § 15. Fourteenth Circuit.
$ 5. Fourth Circuit. § 16. Fifteenth Circuit.
§ 6. Fifth Circuit. $ 17. Sixteenth Circuit.
$ 7. Sixth Circuit. § 18. Seventeenth Circuit.
$ 8. Seventh Circuit. § 19. Dispensing with jury.
$ 9. Eighth Circuit. $ 20. Processes returnable, etc.
$ 10. Ninth Circuit. § 21. Repeal.
§ 11. Tenth Circuit.

(House BIll No. 777. Approved JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to revise the law concerning the time of holding the terms of circuit court and of the calling of juries in the several judicial circuits, earclusive of Cook county. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That hereafter the times for holding the circuit courts in the several counties composing the various judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook, as said circuits have been defined by law of the General Assembly, approved April 23, 1897, and the special regulations as to calling grand and petit juries in certain circuits shall be as follows: § 2. FIRST CIRCUIT.] In the county of Union, on the third Mondays of March and June, and the second Monday of November: Pro—23 L

vided, that no grand or petit jury shall be summoned to attend the said June term except by special order of the judge holding said court; in the county of Jackson, on the second Mondays of January, April and September; in the county of Williamson, on the first Mondays of February and May, the second Monday of July and the fourth Monday of September: Provided, that no grand jury shall be summoned to attend the said July term unless so ordered by the court; in the county of Saline, on the first Monday of April, the second Mondays of June and September, and the first Monday of December: Provided, that no grand or petit jury shall be summoned for said June term, and no grand jury shall be summoned to attend the said December term, except by special order of the judge holding said court; in the county of Alexander, on the second Mondays of February, May, July and October: Provided, that no grand jury shall be summoned to attend the said May term except by special order of the judge holding said court; in the county of Pulaski, on the second Monday of January, the fourth Mondays of April and October; in the county of Pope, on the third Monday of January, the first Monday of May and the second Monday of October: Provided, that no grand or petit jury shall be summoned to appear for the said January term except by special order of the judge holding said court; in the county of Massac, on the fourth Monday of August, and the second Mondays of January and April: Provided, that no grand or petit jury shall be summoned for the April term except by order of court; in the county of Johnson, the fourth Monday of March, the third Monday of August and the second Monday of November. § 3. SECOND CIRCUIT.] In the county of Hardin, on the fourth Monday of March, the second Mondays of July and November: Provided, that the July term shall be devoted entirely to chancery cases and to such other matters as may be heard without the intervention of a jury, and no jury shall be summoned for the July term; in the county of Gallatin, on the first Mondays of April, June and October: Provided, that there shall be no grand or traverse jury summoned for said June term of said court, unless by special order of the judge of said court, which order may be made, either in term time or in vacation ; in the county of White, on the third Monday of January, and the second Mondays of May and October; in the county of Hamilton, on the fourth Mondays of February and September; in the county of Franklin, on the first Monday of February, the fourth Monday of May, the second Monday of September and the fourth Monday of November: Provided, that no grand jury or traverse jury shall be summoned for said February and September terms, unless so ordered by the court; in the county of Wabash, on the third Mondays of April and November; in the county of Edwards, on the second Mondays of April and November; in the county of Wayne, on the third Mondays of January, March, June and October; in the county of Jefferson, on the second Mondays of January, April, July and October: Provided, that there shall be no juries summoned for the July term of court in said county, unless by special order of a judge of said court, which order may be either in term time or in vacation; in the county of Richland, on the third Mondays of April, July and November: Provided, that the July term shall be devoted exclusively to the trial of chancery cases and to the trial and transaction in civil and criminal cases not requiring a jury, and no jury shall be empaneled for the July term; in the county of Lawrence, on the first Mondays of May, October and February: Pro: vided, that the February term shall be devoted exclusively to the trial of chancery cases, and to the trial or transaction of any business in civil and criminal cases not requiring a jury, and no jury shall be empaneled for the February term; in the county of Crawford, on the first Mondays of March, September and December: Provided, that the December term shall be devoted entirely to chancery cases and to such other matters as may be heard without the intervention of a jury, and no jury shall be summoned for said December term. § 4. THIRD CIRCUIT.] In the county of Randolph, on the first Monday of March and on the 4th Monday of September; in the county of Monroe, on the third Monday of March and the first Monday of September; in the county of St. Clair, on the second Mondays of January, April and September; in the county of Madison, on the second Monday of January, on the third Monday of March, and on the fourth Monday of May, and on the third Monday of October; in the county of Bond, on the second Monday of May, on the third Monday of September, and on the second Monday of January; in the county of Washington, on the second Mondays of April and October; in the county of Perry, on the first Mondays of May and November. § 5. FourTH CIRCUIT.] In the county of Marion, on the second Monday of January, on the fourth Mondays of April and September, and on the first Monday of December: Provided, that no grand or petit juries shall be summoned for said December term, except upon written order made in term time or in vacation by the judge holding such term; in the county of Clinton, on the second Mondays of May and November, in the county of Clay, the second Mondays of March and September; in the county of Fayette, on the second Mondays of February and May, and on the fourth Monday of August; in the county of Effingham, on the third Mondays of March and October; in the county of Jasper, on the second Mondays of April and October; in the county of Montgomery, on the third Monday of January, and the first Mondays of April and November; in the county of Shelby, on the fourth Monday of March, on the first Monday of June and on the second Monday of November: Provided, that there shall be no jury summoned for the June term, unless the same is done on the written order of the judge made thirty days prior to the first day of the term; in the county of Christian, on the second Monday of March, and on the fourth Mondays of August and November. § 6. FIFTH cIRCUIT.] In the county of Vermilion, on the third Mondays of January and May, and on the first Monday of October; in the county of Edgar, on the second Monday of February, the first Monday of June and the second Monday of November; in the county of Clark, on the second Mondays of March, July and November; in the county of Cumberland, on the third Mondays of March, July and October: Provided, that no jury shall be called for the July term, except on the written order of the judges holding said term of court; in the county of Coles on the third Monday of April, and the second Mondays of October and January: Provided, that no grand jury shall

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