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§ 2. All property described in this section, to the extent herein limited, shall be exempt from taxation, that is to say: First—All lands donated by the United States for school purposes, not sold or leased; all property of schools, including the real estate on which the schools are located, not leased by such schools or otherwise used with a view to profit. Second—All property used exclusively for religious purposes, or used exclusively for school and religious purposes or for orphanages and not leased or otherwise used with a view to profit: Third—All lands used exclusively as grave yards or grounds for burying the dead. Fourth—All unentered government lands; all public buildings or structures of whatsoever kind, and the contents thereof, and the land on which the same are located belonging to the United States. Fifth–All property of every kind belonging to the State of Illinois. Sixth–All property belonging to any county, village, or city used exclusively for the maintenance of the poor; all swamp or overflowed lands belonging to any county, so long as the same remain unsold by such county; all public buildings belonging to any county, township, city, or incorporated town, with the ground on which such buildings are erected, not exceeding in any case ten acres. Seventh—All property of institutions of public charity, all property of beneficent and charitable organizations, whether incorporated in this or in any other State of the United States and all property of old peoples’ homes when such property is actually and exclusively used for such charitable or beneficent purposes, and not leased or otherwise used with a view to profit; and all free public libraries. Eighth—All fire engines or other implements used for the extinguishment of fires, with the buildings used exclusively for the safe keeping thereof, and the lot of reasonable size on which the building is located, when belonging to any city, village or town. Ninth—All market houses, public squares or other public grounds used exclusively for public purposes; all works, machinery and fixtures belonging exclusively to any town, village or city, used exclusively for conveying water to such town, village or city; all works, machinery and fixtures of drainage districts, when used exclusively for pumping water from the ditches and drains of such district for drainage purposes. Tenth—All property which may be used exclusively by societies for agricultural, horticultural, mechanical and philosophical purposes, and not for pecuniary profit. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

TAx TITLES-RECONVEYANCE.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1909. § 1. As amended, adds provision for reconveyance when a grantee of a tax deed permits the real estate to be forfeited or sold for taxes before he has completed the payment of all taxes, etc., for seven years—interest.

(SENATE BILL No. 256. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1915.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to tar titles and providing for the reconveyance of tax titles and firing a penalty for failure or refusal to reconvey,” approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by amending section one (1) thereof. Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to tax title and providing for the reconveyance of tax titles and fixing a penalty for failure or refusal to reconvey,” approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section one (1) thereof so that the said section one (1) when amended shall read as follows: § 1. Whenever the grantee of a tax deed to real estate, or any one claiming thereunder, shall not be in possession or occupation of said premises so claimed and shall not take or institute proceedings in good faith to take possession within one year after the date of the first tax deed under his alleged tax title, or whenever the grantee of a tax deed to real estate or any one claiming thereunder shall suffer the same to be forfeited to the State or again sold for taxes or special assessments before he has completed the payment of all taxes and special assessments legally assessed thereon for seven consecutive years, then it shall be lawful for the owner of said real estate or his agent or attorney to pay or tender said tax title holder the amount of moneys paid out and expended by said tax title holder upon said sale with seven per cent (7%) interest per an"In thereon, together with subsequent taxes and special assessments paid and the statutory fees and costs incurred, and that upon such payment or tender the said tax title holder shall reconvey the premises aforesaid to the owner thereof, the amount of such tender may be based upon an *timate prepared by the county clerk. . In preparing such estimates, the county clerk shall include, in addition to the amount of moneys herein provided for, the following fees to the tax title holder: For preparing the affidavit of compliance with law, $1.00. h For service of the notices provided by law, which must be served by o of certificates of sale, to occupants, owners or parties interested lot . to: sold for taxes, the sum of not to exceed $3.00 for each criptio tract or piece of land, as listed, assessed and sold in one des

f For recording the tax deed, the actual cost of same, as ascertained

rom the recorder of deeds.

t The county clerk shall be entitled to a fee of $1.00 for preparing e estimate herein provided, and such estimate of the county clerk shall

...” facie evidence in all courts of the amount due said tax title

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.
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TAX TITLES-RECONVEYANCE, SUBSEQUENT TAXEs.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1909. § 1. As amended, provides subsequent taxes or special assessments shall not be included in certificate of redemption.

(SENATE Bill No. 466. Approv ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act entitled, ‘An Act in regard to lar titles and providing for the reconveyance of tar titles and firing a penalty for failure or refusal to reconvey,’” approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by amending section one (1) thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act entitled, ‘An Act in regard to tax title and providing for the reconveyance of tax titles and fixing the penalty for failure or refusal to reconyey,’” approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, be and the same k o amended so that the said section when amended shall read as OTIOWS : § 1. That whenever the grantee of a tax deed to real estate, or any one claiming thereunder, shall not be in possession or occupation of said premises so claimed and shall not take or institute proceedings in good faith to take possession within one year after the date of the first tax deed under his alleged tax title, then it shall be lawful for the owner or said real estate or his agent or attorney to pay or tender said tax title holder the amount of moneys paid out and expended by said tax title holder, upon said sale with five per cent (5 per cent) interest per annum thereon together with subsequent taxes and specials paid and the statutory fees and costs incurred, and that upon such payment or tender the said tax title holder shall reconvey the premises aforesaid to the owner thereof, the amount of such tender may be based upon an estimate prepared by the county clerk. Provided, however, that the county clerk shall not be required to include any subsequent taxes or special assessments in his certificate of redemption, nor shall the payment thereof be a charge upon the land sold for taxes, unless the purchaser, assignee, or holder of the tax certificate of sale shall have filed with the county clerk, before redemption, an official, original or duplicate tax collectors receipt for the payment of such subsequent taxes or special assessments, and it shall be the duty of the tax collector to execute and furnish such duplicate tax receipts. In preparing such estimate, the county clerk shall include in addition to the amount of moneys herein provided for, the following fees to the tax title holder: For preparing the affidavit of compliance with law, $1.00. For services of the notices provided by law, which must be served by holders of certificates of sale, to occupants, owners or parties interested in real estate sold for taxes, the sum of not to exceed $3.00 for each lot, block, tract or piece of land, as listed, assessed and sold in one description. For recording the tax deed, the actual cost of same, as ascertained from the recorder of deeds. The county clerk shall be entitled to a fee of $1.00 for preparing the estimate herein provided, and such estimate of the county clerk shall be prima facie evidence in all courts of the amount due said tax or title holder. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

ROADS AND BRIDGES.

ALTERING, wiDENING OR LAYING OUT ROADS.

§ 1. Amends section 75, Act of 1913. $ 75. As amended, provides number of signers to petition.

(House BIll No. 147. Approv Ed JUNE 27, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section seventy-five (75) of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27th, 1913, in force July 1st, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section seventy-five (75) of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27th, 1913, in force July 1st, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 75. ALTERING, WIDENING, VACATING AND LAYING out RoADs— PETITION.] Existing roads may be altered, vacated or widened and new roads may be laid out in the manner herein provided for. Any number of land owners, not less than twelve, residing in any town or road district within two miles of the road to be altered, widened, vacated or laid out, or two thirds of such land owners, may file a petition with the commissioners of highways of such town or district, praying for the altering, widening, vacation or laying out of said roads. Said petition shall set forth a description of the road and what part is to be altered, widened or vacated, and if for a new road the names of the owners of lands, if known, and if not known it shall so state, over which the road is to pass, the points at or near which it is to commence, its general course, and the place at or near which it is to terminate. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

Bond Issues AUTHoRIZED to PAY INDEBTEDNEss.

§ 1. Townships or road districts empowered to § 3. Limitation of indebtedness. borrow money to pay debts—bond issue.

§ 2. Bonds—denomination—interest—maturity— registry—tax levy.

(House Bill No. 696. Approv Ed JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to authorize townships or road districts to borrow money, and issue bonds therefor, with which to pay all indebtedness heretofore incurred by the highway commissioners of such township or districts in repairing or rebuilding roads or bridges within such townships or districts and to provide for the payment of such bonds by appropriate taration. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That, in case the highway commissioners of any township or road district in the State of Illinois have heretofore caused all money raised by general and special taxation for road purposes to be expended for such purposes, and in addition thereto have borrowed money and expended the same for building, repairing and maintaining the road and bridges in such township or road district, and such indebtedness has not been paid by such township or district, and no funds are lawfully available to pay the same, then and in that

case such township or road district is hereby authorized and empowered to assume and pay such indebtedness in the following manner: The highway commissioners of such township or district shall call a special township or district election to vote on the proposition, which shall be clearly stated in the petition substantially as follows: “to borrow - - - - - - - - - dollars to pay indebtedness incurred by highway commissioners for road purposes.” Upon determining to call such election, the highway commissioners shall order the town or district clerk, by an instrument in writing to be signed by them, to post up, in ten of the most public places in said township or district, notices of such special township or district meeting; which notices shall state the object, time and place of meeting, the sum to be borrowed to pay such indebtedness and the manner in which the voting is to be had, which shall invariably be by ballot, and shall be “for borrowing money to pay indebtedness incurred by highway commissioners for road purposes,” or “against borrowing money to pay indebtedness incurred by highway commissioners for road purposes.” The special township or district election shall be held at the place of the last township or district meeting or election by giving at least ten days notice, and the returns thereof made in the same manner as other special township or district elections are now, or may hereafter be provided by law; and if it shall appear that a majority of two-thirds of the legal voters voting at said election shall be in favor of such proposition, the said commissioners of highways and town or district clerk, as the case may be, shall issue the bonds of said township or district for the purpose of assuming and paying such indebtedness in the manner provided in section 2 of this Act. § 2. The bonds to be issued in pursuance to section 1 of this Act shall be of such denomination, bearing such rate of interest not exceeding six per cent, upon such time, not exceeding twenty years from the date of issuing said bonds, and shall be disposed of as the necessity and convenience of said township or district officers require, but no bonds shall be sold or disposed of for less than their par value. A register of any bonds so issued shall be kept in the office of the county clerk of the county in which said township or district is located, showing the date, amount, rate of interest, maturity and the purpose for which said bonds were issued, which information shall be furnished to the county clerk, in writing, by the town or district clerk, and it shall be the duty of such county clerk to extend annually, against the property in said township or road district, a tax sufficient to pay the interest of said bonds in each year prior to the maturity thereof, and thereafter he shall extend the tax in each year sufficient to pay such bonds as they mature, together with interest thereon, and with the interest upon the unmatured bonds outstanding. § 3. The amount of indebtedness incurred by such township or road district in issuing the bonds above provided for in sections 1 and 2 of this Act, including all existing indebtedness, if any, shall not, in the aggregate, exceed five per cent on the value of the taxable property in such township or district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

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