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SECOND REGIMENT ARMORY, CHICAGO-RATIFICATION OF SALE. Preamble.

$ 2. Title to be conveyed upon payment of sum

specified. § 1. Ratifies sale of buildings, and land described.

(HOUSE Bill No. 211. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) AN Act ratifying and confirming the sale and conveyance of all the right,

title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the buildings and land belonging to the State of Illinois and used as an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard.

WHEREAS, by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act providing for the sale and conveyance of all the right, title and interests of the State of Illinois in and to the building and lands now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard," approved June 9, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and by virtue of amendatory Act entitled, “An Act making appropriation of the proceeds of the sale of the building and lands now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard," approved June 21, 1913, effective July 1, 1913;

WHEREAS, the commission created by said Act acting under the powers conferred by said Acts and pursuant to, and for the purposes in said Act set forth, did cause public advertisement for the purposes of said Act as follows, to-wit: By causing to be published in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulation, for a period of time longer than three weeks, advertisement of sale containing description of said property and full and complete information in relation thereto, including statement that sealed proposals for purchase of same would be received by the legally constituted commission at the office of the Governor at the hour of 10:00 A. M., Monday, August 24, 1914, at which time all submitted proposals would be publicly opened by said commission; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to said advertisement, four proposals of purchase were received by said commission, the highest of which was fortyfive thousand, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($15,125.00), less commission, and

WHEREAS, the said commission, after due consideration of the proposals so submitted, concluded that none of the said proposals represented the value of the property to be sold; acting under the authority conferred by the said Act above referred to, did reject each and all of the several proposals of purchase; and

WHEREAS, a re-advertisement of said property of the State of Illinois was had by causing to be published in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulafion, under which second advertisement bids were to be received and opened at 4:00 P. M., October 1, 1914, in the office of the Governor; and

WHEREAS, no bids were received at said time and place; and

WHEREAS, for the third time advertisement was again had in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulation, said bids to be opened at 10:00 A. M., Wednesday, January 27, in the office of the Governor; and,

WHEREAS, the day and hour having arrived, the legally constituted commission being present in the office of the Governor, for the purpose

of opening bids as per advertisement, found three bids in pursuance thereof; and

WHEREAS, the said three bids were publicly opened by said legally constituted commission in the presence of the one bidder who was present and after due inquiry had been made throughout the offices of the Governor as to whether there were any other bids or bidders and,

WHEREAS, the said legally constituted commission having considered the bids as submitted, concluded that having advertised said property for sale three times and the highest bid yet received being before them, did conclude to accept the said highest bid and acting under the authority conferred by the said Act above mentioned, did then and there sell to the highest bidder, Cremin & O'Connor, the said advertised property of the State of Illinois, in accord with the terms of their bid, to-wit, $47,000.00, less the sum of 212 per cent thereof, commission, making the total net sale in the sum of $45,825.00[ ;] therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sale of the buildings and land owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard, situated in the city of Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois and more particularly described as follows: Lots ten (10), thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15) and the west half of lot sixteen (16) in block forty-two (42) in Carpenter's addition, in the west half of the southeast quarter of section eight (8), township thirty-nine (39) north, range fourteen (14), east of the third principal meridian, for the sum of forty-five thousand, eight hundred twenty-five ($45,825.00) dollars heretofore made by the Governor and the Adjutant General, pursuant to the authority contained in an Act entitled, “An Act providing for the sale and conveyance of all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the buildings and land now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard," approved June 9th, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, be and the same is ratified, approved and confirmed.

$ 2. Upon the payment of said sum and the execution, by the commissioners provided for in this Act approved June 9, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, mentioned in section 1 hereof, of the deed of conveyance in said Act directed to be executed, all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois shall be and the same is granted, quitclaimed and convered to and vested in such purchaser.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

STREET RAILROADS.

LOCATION AND EXTENSION OF LINES. | 1. Amends section 3, Act of 1899.

$ 3. As amended, adds paragraph provid

ing city may grant consent for extension of lines without a petition being bled by the street railway company, by giving ten days public notice.

(HOUSE Bill No. 126. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1915.) An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act entitled an Act

in regard to street railroads, and to repeal certain Acts herein referred to," approved and in force March 7, 1899.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act entitled an Act in regard to street railroads, and to repeal certain Acts herein referred to," approved and in force March 7, 1899, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 3. No such company shall have the right to locate or construct its road upon or along any street or alley, or over any public ground in any incorporated city, town or village without the consent of the corporate authorities of such city, town or village, nor upon or along any road or highway, or upon any public ground without any incorporated city, town or village, except upon the consent of the county board. Such consent may be granted for any period not longer than twenty years, on the petition of the company, upon such terms and conditions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as such corporate authorities or county board, as the case may be, shall deem for the best interests of the public: Provided, no such consent shall be granted unless at least ten days' public notice of the time and place of presenting such petition shall have been first given by publication in some newspaper published in the city or county where such road is to be constructed, and except upon the condition that the company will pay all damages to owners of property abutting upon the street, alley, road, highway or public ground, upon or over which such road is to be constructed, which they may sustain by reason of the location or construction of the road; the same to be ascertained and paid in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain.

Where, however, any company is now operating or may hereafter operate lines of street railway in any incorporated city, town or village, under ordinances or grants, obligating such street railway company to construct specified mileage of extensions or additional lines of street railway upon the order of such incorporated city, town or village, the consent of such incorporated city, town or village, for the construction of such specified mileage of extensions or additional lines of street railway may be granted, without a petition of the street railway company: Provided, however, that in such case the incorporated city, town or village shall give at least ten (10) days' public notice by publication in some newspaper published in the city, town or village where such road is to be constructed, of its intention to require the construction of such specified mileage or additional lines of street railway. In case such incor

porated city, town or village shall give public notice as herein provided, no further public notice need be given, but the company shall pay all damages to owners of property abutting upon the streets, alleys, roads, highways or upon grades upon or over which such road is to be constructed, which they may sustain by reason of the location or construction of the road, as in other cases; such damages to be ascertained and paid in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

BOND ISSUES AUTHORIZED FOR PARK PURPOSES. § 1. Township may issue park bonds-park area $ 5. Sale of bonds-certificate to county clerklimited.

annual tax levy-where board of park com

missioners. $ 2. Petition for election for submission to votenotice of election.

$ 6. How proceeds expended. 3. Form of ballot.

§ 7. Act not to repeal other acts. § 4. Supervisor and town clerk to issue bonds $ 8. Emergency.

denomination-interest.

(HOUSE BILL No. 8. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.) An Act authorizing townships to issue bonds for. park purposes, and

providing 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 promoting the health and welfare of its citizens, any township may issue bonds for the purpose of procuring and improving lands' to be set apart and forever held as one or more public parks, the same to be kept and maintained for the free use of the public, but no such park shall exceed ten (10) acres in extent.

§ 2. Whenever one hundred legal voters of any township in the State of Illinois shall file a petition in writing in the office of the county clerk, asking that an election be held to authorize the issuance of bonds for the purpose of providing funds for the purchase and improvement of one or more public parks, in said township, which said petition shall designate, the amount of bonds proposed to be issued for the acquirement and improvement thereof upon the filing of such petition, it shall be the duty of the county court of the county wherein said town is located to submit the question of issuing bonds for the purpose and to the amount named in the petition at a general or special election to be held in said township to the legally qualified voters of said township, and that for said purpose said court shall appoint a day upon which said election shall be held, and thereupon said county clerk shall prepare a notice of such election which shall state the date upon which such election will be held and the polling places and state the amount of bonds which it is proposed to issue, which said notice of election shall by the county clerk, or under his authority, be posted in at least ten public places in the township at least twenty-one days prior to the election, and such notice shall be published in a newspaper published in such town, or having a general circulation therein, at least once in each week for three

successive weeks, the first publication to be made at least twenty-one days prior to the date of election. The judges and clerks at such election shall be selected and the votes canvassed in the same way and by the same authority as such election offices are appointed, and such election canvassed in elections for State and county officers in said town, and the ballots to be used at said election shall be prepared under the same authority.

$ 3. The ballots at the election hereby authorized shall be a separate ballot, and in substantially the following form:

OFFICIAL BALLOT. Instructions to voters: To cast a ballot in favor of the proposition submitted upon this ballot, place a cross (X) mark in the square opposite 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:

Yes.

Proposition to issue Park Bonds of the town of.. ..county of.... .Illinois, to the amount of...

..dollars, for the purpose of procuring and improving one or more small parks.

No.

$ 4. In case a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition so submitted shall be in favor of the issuance of bonds, it shall thereupon be the duty of the corporate authorities of said town, to-wit, the supervisor and town clerk, to issue the bonds of said town not exceeding the amount voted upon at said election, which said bonds shall become due not more than twenty years after their date, shall be in denominations of one hundred dollars or any multiple thereof, and shall bear interest, evidenced by coupons, at the rate of not exceeding five (5) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually.

$ 5. Said bonds shall be sold and the proceeds thereof used solely for the purpose of procuring and improving one or more parks in said township, and at or before the time of the delivery of said bonds for value, said supervisor and clerk shall file with the county clerk of the county in which said township is situated their certificate in writing under their hands, stating the amount of bonds to be issued, their denomination, rate of interest and where payable, and including therein a form of bond to be issued, and in addition thereto said supervisor and clerk shall levy a direct annual tax upon all of the taxable property in the township sufficient to pay the principal and interest of said bonds as and when the same respectively mature, and said certificate so filed with said county clerk shall be full and complete authority to said county clerk to extend the tax named in such certificate, upon all the taxable property in the township, the same to be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law.

Wherever there shall at the time be in existence a board of park commissioners invested by law with control over any park which lies

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