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TOWNSHIP OFFICERS–SUPERVISORS IN COOK COUNTY. § 1. Term of supervisors in Cook County fixed. § 2. Repeal. (HOUSE BILL No. 537. Approv Ed JUNE 29, 1915)
AN ACT to provide for the election of supervisors in the county of Cook, and to fir their term of office.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That the supervisors elected in their respective towns in the county of Cook on the first Tuesday of April, 1916, and biennially thereafter, shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and the term of said office, beginning with the election to be held in the year 1916, is hereby fixed at two years.
§ 2. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
APPROVED June 29th, 1915.
TOWNS WHOLLY WITH IN LIMITS OF CITY-TRANSFER OF FUNDS.
§ 1. Amends section 3 of Article IV, Act of 1874. § 3. As amended, adds paragraph giving electors at town meeting power to transfer any money in the town treasury to the city treasury for use in road building.
(SENATE Bill No. 198. Approved JUNE 23, 1915.)
AN ACT to amend section 3 of Article IV of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,” approved and in force March 4, 1874. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of Article IV of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,” approved and in force March 4, 1874, be amended to read as follows: § 3. Pow ERs of Tow N MEETING..] The electors present at the annual town meetings shall have power: 1. To make all orders for the sale, conveyance, regulation or use of its corporate property that may be deemed conducive to the interests of its inhabitants. 2. To take all necessary measures and give directions for the exercise of their corporate powers. 3. To direct the raising of money by taxation for the following purposes: First—For constructing or repairing roads, bridges or causeways within the town, to the extent allowed by law. Second—For the prosecution or defense of suits by or against the town, or in which it is interested. Third—For any other purpose required by law. Fourth—For the purpose of building or repairing bridges or causeways in any other town in the same county or in another county: Provided, that notice is given by posting notices describing the location of the bridge or causeway, and the probable amount required therefor, in at least three public places, at least ten days before the meeting in the town in which the taxes are proposed to be levied: And, provided, also, that the tax, when collected, shall be paid only on the joint order of the commissioners of highways of the town in which the bridge or causeway to be built or repaired is situated, and those of the town in which the tax is collected. 4. To provide for the institution, defense or disposition of suits at law or in equity, in all controversies between the town and any other town, or any individual or corporation, in which the town is interested. 5. To prevent the introduction, growing or dissemination of Canada thistles or noxious weeds, and to allow rewards for their destruction, and to raise money therefor. 6. To offer premiums, and to take such action as shall induce the planting and cultivating of trees along the highways in such towns, and to protect and preserve trees standing along or on highways. 7. To make rules and regulations for ascertaining the sufficiency of all fences in such town, and to determine what shall be a lawful fence within the town, except as otherwise provided by law. 8. To restrain, regulate, or prohibit the running at large of cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep or goats and to determine the time and manner in which such animals may go at large, unless the same are restrained from running at large in some manner provided by law. 9. To establish and maintain pounds at such places within the town as may be deemed necessary and convenient, and discontinue any pounds therein. When any such pound is erected, it shall be under the care and direction of a pound master. 10. To determine the number of pound masters, to prescribe their duties, and to elect pound masters, either by ballot or in such manner as they may determine, or provide for their appointment. 11. To authorize the distraining, impounding and sale of cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep or goats for penalties incurred and costs of the proceeding: Provided, that the sale of animals distrained or impounded shall be conducted, as near as may be, according to the law regulating sales of property by constables under execution: And, provided, also, the owner of such animals shall have the right to redeem the same from the purchaser thereof at any time within three months from the date of the sale, by paying the amount of the purchaser's bid, with reasonable costs for their keeping, and interest upon the amount bid at the rate of ten per cent per annum. 12. To construct and keep in repair public wells or other watering places, and regulate the use thereof. 13. To prevent the deposit of night-soil or other offensive substances within the limits of the town. 14. To make all such by-laws, rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect the powers herein granted and to impose such fines as shall be deemed proper, except when a fine or penalty is already allowed by law: Provided, no fine or penalty shall exceed $50.00 for one offense. 15. To apply all penalties, when collected, in such manner as may be deemed most to the interests of the town. 16. In towns wholly within the limits of an incorporated city or village, the electors shall have power to transfer any money in the treasury of the town to the treasury of such city or village, to be used by said city or village in its corporate capacity for the purpose of constructing or repairing roads, bridges, approaches or causeways, over which it has control, supervision and jurisdiction, and to give full power and authority to expend any money in the treasury which it has to the credit of the township for the purposes herein designated, as may be decided by the electors or by its said board. APPROVED June 23d, 1915.
ADJourn MENT-FEBRUARY 18 TO MARCH 2.
(House Joint Resolution No. 2.) Resolved, by the IHouse of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, hat when the two Houses adjourn, on Thursday, February 18, they stand djourned until Tuesday, March 2, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the House February 18, 1915. . Concurred in by the Senate February 18, 1915.
ADJourn MENT—MARCH 5 To MARCH 10.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 9.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, March 5th, they stand adjourned Antil Wednesday, March 10th, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the Senate March 4, 1915. Concurred in by the House March 5, 1915.
ADJourn MENT-APRIL 2 To APRIL 7. (House Joint Resolution No. 12.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, April 2nd, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 7, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the House April 2, 1915. Concurred in by the Senate April 2, 1915.
AdJourn MENT—APRIL 8 TO APRIL 13. (House Joint Resolution No. 13.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Thursday, April 8, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, April 13, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the House April 8, 1915. Concurred in by the Senate April 8, 1915.
ADJourn MENT—APRIL 16 To APRIL 21. (Senate Joint Resolution No. 22.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, April 16, 1915, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 21, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the Senate April 15, 1915. Concurred in by the House April 15, 1915.
ADJourn MENT—JUNE 4 To JUNE 8.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 30.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, at when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, June 4, 1915, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 8, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the Senate June 1, 1915. Concurred in by the House June 3, 1915.
Adjourn MENT—SINE DIE.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 41.)
Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Saturday, June 19, 1915, a recess be taken until 12:00 noon, on Wednesday, June 30th, 1915, for the purpose of considering only messages from the Governor on bills passed by the General Assembly, and that when the General Assembly adjourn on June 30, 1915, it stand adjourned sine die.
Further Resolved, That on June 19, 1915, all bills on the order of first or second reading on the calendars of either house or in committees lie on the table.
Adopted by the Senate June 19, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 19, 1915.
BUILDING LAws—CoMMITTEE TO PREPARE BILL.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 29.) WHEREAs, Heretofore a commission was appointed to codify the building laws of the State of Illinois; and WHEREAs, Said commission completed its labor and made its report; and WHEREAs, Result of such labor is embraced in a bill known as Senate Bill No. 371; and WHEREAs, Numerous objections have been raised to many of the provisions of said bill making it desirable that said bill be revised so as to make it possible that it may meet all reasonable demands before being enacted into law; therefore, be it - Resolved, That a committee of three Senators and three members of the House of Representatives be forth with appointed by the executive committee of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, to revise said Senate Bill No. 371, so as to obviate all reasonable objections to the same, or to prepare and submit a new bill covering the same subject matter to the next General Assembly; and that the expenses of said committee not to exceed three thousand dollars to be paid out of the contingent funds of the Senate and House of Representatives, or out of any appropriation made therefor on vouchers properly signed and approved by the chairman of said committee and the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives and filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts. Adopted by the Senate May 27, 1915. Concurred in by the House June 18, 1995.
CANVAss ELECTION RETURNS-Joi NT Assem BLY.
(House Joint Resolution No. 1.)
Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two Houses meet in joint session in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday the 17th day of February, A. D. 1915, at the hour of 9:00 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers, held on the 3d day of November, A. D. 1914, as required by the Constitution of this State.
Adopted by the House February 17, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate February 17, 1915.
CENTENNIAL ANNIvERs ARY OF ADMIssion of STATE–CoMMIssiox To CoNTINUE ARRANGEMENTS.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 33.) WHEREAs. The Forty-eighth General Assembly adopted Joint Resolution No. 15 and Joint Resolution No. 20 for the appointment of a Centennial