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be lawful to declare, in debt, for the same, statingthe section of the law or the ordinance under which the fine or penalty is claimed, and to give the special matter in evidence. In all such cases, where the fine or penalty is under one hundred dollars, the president shall have full jurisdiction, and shall commence the prosecution by warrant.
§ 6. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be read in evidence in all courts of law or equity, without proof.
§ 7. All acts or parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, except as hereinbefore excepted, are hereby repealed.
§ 8. The city marshal or any officer authorized to execute writs or other process issued by the president, shall have power to execute the same within the limits of the county of Shelby, and shall be entitled to the same fees as are allowed to constables in similar cases. Term of office of § 9. The present president and trustees of the town of coundimen. Shelbyville, as at present incorporated, are hereby appointed trustees of said town, and shall hold their offices until the first Monday of April, A. D. 1863, and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; and on the first Monday of April next, and on the first Monday of April in every year thereafter, an election shall be held for four councilmen of said city, who shall hold their offices for one year and until their successors are elected and qualified. Ten days, notice of said first election shall be given by the present president and trustees, through their clerk, by publication in some newspaper in said town, or by posting up notices thereof in four of the most public places of said city, of the time and place of said election; and a similar notice shall be given for the election of councilmen in all cases hereafter. Term of office of § 10. At the same time provided for the election of four president. councilmen, the president, hereinbefore provided for, shall be elected, who shall hold his office for two years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Returns of the election of said president shall be made as provided by the laws. in relation to justices of the peace, and he shall be commissioned by the Governor, as other justices of the peace. Notice shall be given for the election of said president, as well as of said council, and in the same manner.
§ 10. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approvbd February 16, 1863.
AN ACT to amend the City Charter of the City of Monmouth, in the County In force February of Warren, and State of Illinois. "n>1863,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the charter of said city as gives the city council of said Re-organiiat'nof city the power to establish, regulate and support common schools, within said city, be and the same is hereby repealed: Provided, that the city council of said city shall, as soon as may be, after the passage of this act, proceed to reorganize the common schools of said city, under and in conformity with the general school laws of the State; and when, and as soon as said schools shall be so reorganized, the powers of said city council over said schools shall cease; and all school property, real and personal, belonging to said schools, and all rights of action in favor of the same, now vested in said city council, shall, by virtue hereof, be transferred to and vested in the like officers in the township of Monmouth, in said count}', as other school property is vested in the various towns, by virtue of the general school laws of this State.
§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 21,1863.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Springfield In force February Water-works Company," approved February 21st, 1861. 21,1868.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of section second of said act to incorporate the Springfield Election of board water-works company, approved February 21st, 1861, as re- missIoners.oom' quires a "Board of Water Commissioners" to be elected on the first Tuesday of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, and on the first Tuesday in April, annually, thereafter, is hereby repealed.
§ 2. The city council of the city of Springfield may order an election, at any time hereafter, for said "Board of Water Commissioners," when said council may deem it expedient.
§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 21,1863.
In force February AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act to charter the ao» 2868- city of LaSalle," approved February 12th, 1853.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section Renewal of loan, one, of "An act to amend an act to charter the city of La Salle," approved February 12th, 1853, be and the same is hereby so amended as to authorize the city council of the, city of La Salle to renew the loan of a sum of money therein specified, every successive period of time, not exceeding ten years, while the exigencies of said city may require the same.
§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
Approved February 20, 1863.
In force January AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Cairo." 22,1868.
Section 1. Be it enaoted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, The city Fiiiing and gra- council of said city of Cairo shall have power, from time to ding of streetB. ^me^ ^0 cauge any street, avenue or highway, or portion of any street, avenue or highway, in said city, to be filled, refilled, graded, re-graded, leveled, paved, re-paved, macadamized, or planked and repaired, and to alter and change the same, and to assess and collect the expense of the same, upon and from the lots bounding, abutting or fronting on the street or portion of street so filled, graded, leveled, paved, macadamized, planked or repaired; said assessment to be collected in such manner as the city council may prescribe: Provided, the owners of two-thirds of the lots fronting or abutting on said improvement shall petition for the same, or said improvements shall be ordered by the unanimous vote of the city council: And, also, provided, that the owner or owners of any lot fronting or abutting on said improvement shall have the right, for a reasonable time, to be fixed by the city council, to fill, grade, pave or plank, in front of his, her or their own lot or lots, and receive a proportionate credit therefor.
§ 2, The provisions of section eight, of article seven, of the act to which this is an amendment, shall be held to apply to this act.
§ 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved January 22, ls>63.
AN ACT to repeal certain acts therein named. In force February
r 8, 1868.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Warsaw." ap- charter repealed proved Feb. 12, 1853, and an act entitled "An act to reduce the act incorporating the city of Warsaw and the several acts amendatory thereof into one act and to amend the same," and all acts passed in aid of either of the aforesaid acts, be and the same are hereby repealed.
§ 2. That the territory embraced within the boundaries Declared a town, mentioned in the last of the above mentioned acts, be and the same is hereby declared to constitute a town, in the county of Hancock, and State of Illinois, for county, school and all other purposes, as much so, in all respects, as if the same constituted a complete congressional township, and had been properly established by the county authorities, and shall, at the next general election, elect all such town officers as other towns in said county are required to elect.
§3. That all the estate, both real and personal, herelo- Disposal of school fore or now held by the board of education for the city of property"Warsaw, is hereby declared to be vested in the school trustees to be elected under the provisions of this act, in the same manner that the school property of other towns in this State is now by law held.
§ 4. That all suits now pending in favor of the said suits pending, hoard of education, in any court of this State, for the recovery of money or property, are hereby declared to be pending in the name of the trustees of schools hereafter to be elected, under the provisions of this act, and in whom the school property is hereby vested, in the same manner as in other towns in this State, acting under township organization.
§ 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 3, 1863.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Peoria," In force February in force Dec. 3d, 1844, and the several acts amendatory thereto. 12. 1868.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for the issue of city purpose of refunding moneys taken from the railroad inter- bond"est fund of the city of Peoria, and used ior the payment of certain bonds issued to the board of school inspectors of said city, and maturing in the year 1862, the city council of said city shall have power and are hereby authorized to
issue the bonds of said city, signed by the mayor, and countersigned by the city clerk of said city council, in such sums not exceeding in all the sum of ten thousand dollars, and payable at such times, not exceeding twenty years from their date, and at such place or places, with semi-annual interest coupons attached, as the said city council may deem proper. All of said bonds which shall be made payable in the city of Peoria shall bear an interest not exceeding eight per centum per annum, and those made payable in the city of New York, or elsewhere out of the city of Peoria, not exceeding seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually. The principal and interest of said bonds to be paid out of the tax of one mill authorized to be levied and collected by the act approved, January 29, 1857, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Peoria and to establish and regulate a system of public schools in said city."
CtoteHLZtomce. § 2- The mayor, clerk, attorney, treasurer, collector and marshal of said city, who were elected on the second Tuesday in March, A. D., 1862, and those who may be elected to said offices every year thereafter, shall hold their respective offices from one year from the first day of April following their election, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
§ 3. That the several aldermen and their successors in said city, who were elected on the last Monday of November, 1860, and whose term of office expires on the second Tuesday in March, 1863, shall hold their respective offices until the second Monday in April, 1863, and until their successors are elected and qualified; and that the several aldermen in said city who were elected on the second Tuesday in March, A. D. 1862, shall hold their respective offices until the second Monday in April, 1864, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
AaPMes°o«ent °' § *• That the city council of the said city of Peoria shall have power to appoint such number of assessors as said council may deem to be for the interest of said city, and shall establish districts for said assessors and alter the boundaries thereof as occasion may require.
§ 5. The city clerk of the said city shall have power to administer any oath required to be taken by the act incorporating the city of Peoria, the several acts amendatory thereto, and the ordinances of said city, and acknowledge deeds, and shall receive for said services the same compensation as is now allowed by law.
Time of holding § 6. The annual election for the officers of said city shall be held hereafter on the second Monday in April, in each and every year, at which election there shall be elected one mayor, one clerk, one attorney, one treasurer, one collector, and one marshal, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of one year from and after such