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or in that portion of each township not within any city or village shall be first obtained. And in computing the majority of the frontage as aforesaid, all lands of the municipality fronting on said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, shall be excluded from such computation: And provided, further, that the consent, expressed by resolution, or otherwise, of the corporate authorities of such municipality, park district or township shall first be obtained before said Sheridan Road, or any part thereof, is turned over to said commissioners as aforesaid. In case the consent of such abutting owners is not obtained, as herein provided, in any one or more of said cities, villages, towns, townships or park districts that fact shall not be construed to abridge the power of the commissioners of Lincoln Park to take over the control of said Sheridan Road, or such part thereof, in such cities, towns, villages, townships or park districts in which the said consent may be obtained as aforesaid: Provided, the consent of the corporate authorities of such cities, towns, villages, townships or park districts has also been obtained as aforesaid. § 2. EMIN ENT DOMAIN.] The commissioners of Lincoln Park may enter upon any land to make surveys and examinations for the purpose of locating, extending, widening or straightening or otherwise improving or altering said Sheridan Road and may for said purposes take or damage private property. When it shall be necessary, for the purpose of locating, extending[,] widening, straightening, improving or altering said Sheridan Road, or any part thereof, to take or damage private property, the same may be done and the compensation therefor ascertained and made in the manner which may at that time be provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain. Said Sheridan Road, or any part thereof, after it has been turned over to the commissioners of Lincoln Park, shall not be relocated[,] extended, widened, straightened or abandoned except upon the consent of the owners of a majority of the frontage in said city, town, village or park district and upon the consent of the corporate authorities thereof as herein provided. § 3. SPECIAL TAXFs AND SPECIAL Assess MENTs.] That whenever said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, or an extension thereof, so taken for a driveway or boulevard by the commissioners of Lincoln Park, shall lie in a city, town, village, township or park district, the territory of which is not taxed for the maintenance of said Lincoln Park. The commissioners of Lincoln Park shall certify to the corporate authorities of said city, town, village, township or park district the amount of money estimated by them to be required within the jurisdiction of such city, town, village, township or park district for the initial or subsequent improvement and reconstruction of said Sheridan Road, street or driveway, but the amount so certified shall be advisory only; and thereupon it shall be the duty of said local authorities of said city, town, village, township or park district to levy or cause to be levied according to law a special tax or special assessment on property benefited by the improvement of said Sheridan Road, street or driveway. And such special tax or special assessment shall be made, levied and collected in such manner as is or may be provided by law; and such fund when so collected shall be expended only within the city, town, village, township or park district in which the special tax or special assessment is levied. The initial or subsequent improvement and reconstruction of Sheridan Road, or part thereof, by special assessment or special taxation may be made by the corporate authorities of such municipality, township or park district either before or after said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, has been turned over to the commissioners of Lincoln Park. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners of Lincoln Park, after the initial or subsequent improvement and reconstruction of said Sheridan Road within any such municipality, township or park district, to make an estimate of the amount of money required during each succeeding year for the maintenance, repair, upkeep and government of such road in each city, town, village, township or park district through which the said road shall extend, which estimate shall be made and certified to the corporate authorities of such municipality, township or park district, but the amount so certified shall be advisory only. And the corporate authorities of each such municipality, township or park district shall have authority to fix upon and determine the amount of tax necessary for the purpose aforesaid, and to levy such tax in the manner prescribed by law; and the county clerk shall compute and extend the same as other general taxes, and such tax shall be placed in a separate column headed, “Driveway Maintenance Tax,” and shall be in addition to the taxes now authorized by law to be levied by such municipality, township or park district. And no reduction of any tax levy made under an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, and the amendments thereto, shall diminish any amount appropriated and levied by corporate or taxing authorities for the upkeep and maintenance of said Sheridan Road as aforesaid. And the maintenance, repair, upkeep and government of such road as aforesaid is hereby declared to be a corporate purpose of such municipality, township or park district. Said “Driveway Maintenance Tax” shall include the cost of lighting and policing said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, and of maintaining and repairing the pavement thereon. The “Driveway Maintenance Tax” so levied and collected shall be paid to said the commissioners of Lincoln Park upon their sole receipt and shall be expended by the said the commissioners of Lincoln Park only within the district in which said tax is levied and only for the maintenance, repair, upkeep and government of said Sheridan Road: The commissioners of Lincoln Park shall have no power to bind the cities, towns or villages by any bond issue or tax levy or impose on said cities, towns or villages any financial burdens other than herein specified. § 4. CoNTROL of PARK com MIssion ERs.] The commissioners of Lincoln Park shall have, in addition to the powers herein conferred, the same power and control over the said Sheridan Road, or any part thereof, under this Act, as is now or may be by law vested in them of and concerning the parks, boulevards or driveways now under their control; and the commissioners of Lincoln Park may acquire title to lands necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act, by gift, grant or purchase, as well as by eminent domain: Provided, that the power and control conferred on the commissioners of Lincoln Park by this Act shall not be construed to be in limitation of the power of the corporate authorities of any city, town, village, township or park district to enforce the ordinances thereof within the limits of the said Sheridan Road. The police of the commissioners of Lincoln Park shall have the power to arrest any person found in the act of violating the laws and ordinances of the commissioners of Lincoln Park and shall be under the control and direction of the commissioners of Lincoln Park. The police of the municipality, township or park district shall have the powers vested in them by law and may exercise those powers in the same manner and to the same extent as if said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, had not been turned over to the commissioners of Lincoln Park.

The number of police to be employed by the commissioners of Lincoln Park in the government of said Sheridan Road, or part thereof, shall be determined by said commissioners: Provided, such number shall not exceed the number, if any, specified by such municipality, township or park district in its appropriation or tax levy ordinance for said “Driveway Maintenance Tax.”

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

WEST CHICAGO PARK COMMISSIONERS–BOND ISSUES AUTHORIZED.

§ 1. Power to issue bonds—$1,000,000 authorized— $ 3. Bonds—form—denomination—interest. referendum. § 4. Emergency. § 2. Election—form of ballot—tax levy.

(SENATE BIll No. 180. Approved MAY 20, 1915.)

AN ACT to enable West Chicago Park Commissioners to issue bonds for the completion, improvement and maintenance of public parks, boulewards and pleasureways, under their control, and to provide for the payment thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That for the purpose of improving any land or lands which it may have selected or may hereafter select as sites for parks or pleasure grounds pursuant to law and which it may be unable to complete or improve out of its revenue or funds, the West Chicago Park Commission, a body corporate, is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and sell in addition to the bonds now authorized by law to be issued and sold by such park commissioners interest bearing bonds to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate the principal sum of one million ($1,000,000) dollars for the purpose of completing or improving said parks or pleasureways: Provided, however, no such bonds shall be issued under this Act contrary to section 12 of article IX, of the constitution of the State of Illinois: And, provided, further, that the proposition to issue such bonds shall be submitted to a vote of the legal voters of such park district at any general or special election and receive a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition. § 2. The question submitted at the election hereby authorized shall be printed on a ballot separate and distinct from the ballot for officers, and in substantially the following form:

OFFICIAL BALLOT.

Instructions to Voters: To cast a ballot in favor of the proposition submitted upon the ballot, place a cross (X) mark in the square oppo

site the word “Yes.” To vote against the proposition submitted upon this ballot, place a cross (X) mark opposite the word “No.” Shall the following be adopted:

Proposition to issue bonds of West Chicago Park

Commissioners to the amount of . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes.
Dollars for the purpose of completing and -
improving certain parks and pleasure grounds. No.

Authority is hereby expressly granted to said West Chicago Park Commissioners, as corporate authorities issuing such bonds, for the said purposes set out in this Act, to levy and collect a direct annual tax upon the property within its jurisdiction in addition to the practice now authorized by law to be levied and collected by such corporate authorities, in sufficient amount to pay the interest on said bonds which are issued, as herein authorized, as it falls due; and also to pay and discharge the principal of such bonds, which may be issued from time to time, within twenty years from the date of issuing said bonds; and the county clerk of the county in which said park district is located, or such other office or officers as are by law authorized to spread taxes for park purposes, and other purposes, upon receiving a certificate from such board of West Chicago Park Commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certificate is necessary for the purpose herein authorized, shall spread and assess the same upon the taxable property embraced in said park district, the same as other park taxes are by law spread and assessed, and the same shall be collected and paid over the same as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid. § 3. Said bonds may be issued in such form as such board or park commissioners may determine and in the name of such board of park commissioners and shall be signed by the president, attested by the secretary, under the corporate seal and countersigned by the treasurer of such board of park commissioners. And they may be of the denomination of twenty-five ($25) dollars and any multiple thereof, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four (4) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually and evidenced by interest coupons attached thereto. The principal of said bonds shall be payable at such place and at such time, not exceeding (20) years from the date of the issue of such bonds, as such board of park commissioners may determine. Bonds issued under this Act may be sold by such board of park commissioners in such manner and at such prices as it shall deem expedient and advisable, but not, however, for less than the par value thereof and the accrued interest thereon at the date of sale, and the proceeds arising from the sale of said bonds shall be used by such board of park commissioners exclusively for the uses and purposes herein set forth. § 4. WHEREAs, Certain of the parks and pleasure grounds under the jurisdiction of the West Chicago Park Commissioners lie unimproved because of lack of funds, therefore an emergency is declared to exist, and this Act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED May 20th, 1915.

WEST CHICAGO PARK COMMISSIONERS–BOND ISSUES, REFERENDUM.

§ 1. Aoi. Act of 1915 by adding sections 1A § 3A. Validity.
... and 3A.
§ LA. Bond issues—referendum—notice $ 2. Emergency.
of election.

(SENATE BILL No. 523. Approv Ed JUNE 2, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable West Chicago Park Commissioners to issue bonds for the building, improvement and maintenance of public parks, boulevards and pleasure ways under their control, and to provide for the payment thereof.["] (Approved May 20th, 1915, in force May 20th, 1915.) 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 enable West Chicago Park Commissioners to issue bonds for the building, improvement and maintenance of public parks, boulevards and pleasure ways under their control, and to provide for the payment thereof,” (approved and in force May 20th, 1915,) be and it is hereby amended by adding thereto two sections to be known as section 1A and 3A respectively, reading as follows: § 1A. After said Board of West Chicago Park Commissioners has determined the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, the denominations thereof and the rate of interest thereon, it shall order an election, at which shall be submitted to the legal voters of said park district the question of issuing bonds: Provided, that the said election may be held on the same day and at the same hours and places as any general or special election, and may be conducted by the same judges and clerks as conduct such general or special election in said district. Three (3) days’ notice of said election shall be given by posting notice thereof in at least ten (10) public places in said park district, and by publishing said notice for three (3) successive days in a newspaper having a general circulation in said district. § 3A. The invalidity of any portion of this Act shall in no way affect the validity of any other portion thereof, which can be given effect without such invalid portion. § 2. WHEREAs, an emergency exists, this Act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED June 2nd, 1915.

PENITENTIA RIES.

CON VICT LABOR ON PUBLIC ROADS.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1913. § 1. As amended, omits clause limiting the classes of convicts who may be employed in road building.

(House Bill No. 57. Approv Ed JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend Section 1 of “An Act to authorize the employment of convicts and prisoners in the penal and reformatory institutions of the State of Illinois in the preparation of road building materials and in working on the public roads.” Approved June 28th, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. 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,

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