In for1c8e67Ian-25" AN ACT in relation to the location of the Industrial University.

Whereas, each portion of the state is alike interested in the proper location of said University, and it is desirable to enable the public spirit of each community or section to fully compete for such location; therefore Location how Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of secured. Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any coanty, city, township or incorporated town of said state, may, by taxation, as well as by voluntary subscription of its citizens, raise a fund to secure the location of said University at any point whatever; and any other corporation in this state may make bids and subscriptions for the purpose of securing said location at any point whatever, county author- g 2. That any county, through its county courts or board of supervisors, and any township or town, through its supervisor, assessor and collector, and any city or incorporated town, through its council or board of aldermen, or other constituted authorities, as the case may be, may subscribe such sum or sums as they may deem necessary, to secure such location, and to raise the amount or amounts so subscribed by taxation, or by issuing bonds, payable at any seasonable or convenient time, and bearing any rate of interest not exceeding ten per cent, per annum: Provided, however, that no tax shall be levied for such purpose until the proposition so to raise a fund, together with the amount to be raised shall, after at least ten days, notice, be submitted to a vote of the people so to be taxed, and be approved by a majority of the persons voting at such election: Provided, that the county clerk of such county shall order an election in accordance with the provisions of this act; And provided, also, that it shall not be obligatory on any county, city or town authorities, or county clerk, as aforesaid, to submit any such proposition to a vote of the people, unless at least one hundred of the legal voters of said county, city or town shall petition for the same; in which event said election or elections shall be ordered: And provided further, that any election heretofore held in any county, city or town, for the purpose aforesaid, is hereby legalized and made valid.

§ 3. The county, city or town authorities, as aforesaid, are hereby invested with full power to make any and all needful orders and regulations to carry into effect the foregoing provisions; and in case of an election being applied for, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of said authorities to

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give the usual and seasonable notices, required by law, according to this act, and the end in view, and to conduct and report the same in the usual way. Such election to be conducted and return made according to the law governing elections: Provided, that the registry of votes used at the last general election shall be the registry for any election to be held under this act.

§ 4. This act shall be a public act, to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 25, 1867.

AN ACT to provide for the organization and maintenance of the Illinois In force Feb.

Industrial University. 28,1897.

Section . 1. Be it moulted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall Trustees, be the duty of the governor of this state within ten days from the passage of this act, to appoint five trustees, resident in each of the judicial grand divisions of this state, who, together with one, additional trustee, resident in each of the congressional districts of this state, to be appointed in like manner, with their associates and successors, shall be a body corporate and politic, to be styled "The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Industrial University;" and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to acquire, hold and convey real and personal property; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and establish bylaws, and to alter or repeal the same as they shall deem necessary, for the management or government, in all its various departments and relations, of the Illinois Industrial University, for the organization and endowment of which provision is made by this act. Said appointments to be subject to approval ox rejection by the Senate at its next regular session thereafter, and the appointees to be and they are hereby authorized to act as trustees as aforesaid, until their successors shall be appointed by the governor and such appointment shall be approved by the senate.

§ 2. The members of the board of trustees, and their Term of office, successors, shall hold their office for the term of six years each: Provided, that at the first regular meeting of said board, the said members shall determine, by lot, so that, as nearly as may be, one-third shall hold their office for two years, one-third for four years, and one-third for six years from the first day of said meeting. The governor, by and vacancies, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall fill all va

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Corresponding secretary.

cancies which may at any time occur by expiration of term of office, or otherwise, in said board, by appointment of suitable persons resident in the respective grand divisions and congressional districts in which such vacancies may occur. Said board of trustees may appoint an executive committee of their own number, who, when said board is not in session, shall have the management and control of the same, and for that purpose have and exercise all the powers hereby conferred on said board which are necessary and proper for such object.

§ 3. In case the board of trustees shall at any time determine to establish a branch or department of said university at any points elected by them, such branch or department shall be under the control of the members of said board residing in the grand division and congressional district where said branch shall be located, unless otherwise ordered by said board of trustees :, Provided, that no portion of the funds resulting from the congressional grant of land for the endowment of said university, or from any donation now or hereafter to be made by the county, city or town at or near which the university is located; and no portion of the interest or proceeds of either of said funds shall ever be applied to the support of any branch or department located outside of the county wherein said university is located by this act.

§ 4. The first regular meeting of the board of trustees shall be held at such place as the governor may designate, on the second Tuesday in March, A. D. 1867, at which meeting they shall elect a regent of the university, who, together with the governor, superintendent of public instruction and president of the state agricultural society, shall be, ex-officio, members of said board of trustees. Said regent, if present, shall preside at all meetings of the board of trustees and of the faculty, and shall be charged with the general supervision of the educational facilities and interests of the university. His term of office shall be two years, and his compensation shall be fixed by the board of trustees.

§ 5. At the first, and at each biennial meeting thereafter, it shall be the duty of the board to appoint a treasurer, who shall not be a member of the board, and who shall give bonds, with such security as the board of trustees shall deem amply sufficient to guard the university from danger of loss or diminution of the funds intrusted to his care. The trustees may appoint, also, the corresponding secretary, whose duty it shall be, under the direction or with the approval of the trustees, to issue circulars, directions for procuring needful materials for conducting experiments, and eliciting instructive information from persons in various counties, selected for that purpose, and skilled in any branch of agricultural, mechanical and industrial art; and to do all other acts needful to enable him to prepare an annual report regarding the progress of the university, in each department thereof—recording any improvements and experiments made, with their costs and results, and such other matters, including state, industrial and economical statistics, as may be supposed useful; not less than five thousand copies of which report shall be published annually, and one Publication, copy be transmitted by said corresponding secretary, by mail, free, to each of the other colleges endowed under the provisions of an act of congress, approved July 2,1862, entitled "An act donating lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts; one copy to the United States secretary of the interior; and one thousand copies to the secretary of state of this state, for the state library, and for distribution among the members of the general assembly. Also, a recording secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep Recording secfaithful record of the transactions of the board of trustees, retary> and prepare the same for publication in said annual report. The said treasurer, corresponding and recording secretaries . to receive such compensation as the trustees may fix, and 8 anes' to be paid in the same manner as the teachers and other employees of the university are paid.

§ 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury of Warrant, the university, except by order of the board of trustees, on warrant of the regent, drawn upon the treasurer, and countersigned by the recording secretary.

§ 7. The trustees shall have power to provide the requi- Powers, site buildings, apparatus and conveniences; to fix the rates for tuition; to appoint such professors and instructors, and establish and provide for the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and professorships, as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner, such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies. They may accept the endowments of voluntary professorships or departments in the university, from any person or persons or corporations who may proffer the same, and, at any regular meeting of the board, may prescribe rules and regulations in relation to such endowments, and declare on what general principles they may be admitted: Provided, that such special volun- Endowments, tary endowments or professorships shall not be incompatible with the true design and scope of the act of congress, or of this act; and they shall, as far as practicable, arrange all the regular and more important courses of study and lectures in the university, so that the students may pass students, through and attend upon them during the six autumn and winter months, and be left free to return to their several practical arts and industries at home during the six spring

and summer months of the year, or to remain in the university and pursue such optional studies or industrial avocations as they may elect: Provided, that no student shall at any time be allowed to remain in or about the university in idleness, or without full mental or industrial occupation:

Liabilities pro- And provided further, that the trustees, in the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this act, shall not create any liability or indebtedness in excess of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the university at the time of crea. ting such liability or indebtedness, and which may be spe

cially and properly applied to the payment of the same.

Admission. §8. .No student shall be admitted to instruction in any of the departments of the university who shall not have attained to the age of fifteen (15) years, and who shall not previously undergo a satisfactory examination in each of the branches ordinarily taught in the common schools of the state.

C»untie». § 9. Each county in this state shall be entitled to one

honorary scholarship in the university, for the benefit of the descendants of the soldiers and seamen who served in the armies and navies of the United States during the late rebellion—preference being given to the children of such soldiers and seamen as are deceased or disabled; and the board of trustees may, from time time, add to the number of honorary scholarships when, in their judgment, such additions will not embarrass the finances of the university; nor need these additions be confined to the descendants of soldiers or seamen; such scholarships to be filled by transfer from some of the common schools of said county, of such pupils as shall, upon public examination, to be conducted as the board of trustees of the university may determine, be decided to have attained the greatest proficiency in the branches of learning usually taught in the common schools, and who shall be of good moral character, and not less than fifteen

Pupils, (15) years of age. Such pupils, so selected and transferred, shall be entitled to receive, without charge for tuition, in- • structionin any or all the departments of the university for a term of at least three (3) consecutive years: Provided, said pupil shall conform, in all respects, to the rules and regulations of the university, established for the government of the pupils in attendance.

Faculty. § 10. The faculty of the university shall consist of the

chief instructors in each of the departments. No degrees shall be conferred nor diplomas awarded by authority of the board of trustees, or of the faculty, except that the trustees, on recommendation of the majority of the faculty, may authorize the regent of the university to issue to applicants certificates of scholarship, under the seal of the university; which certificate shall, as far as practicable, set forth the precise attainments, as ascertained by special examination,

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