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In force March AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the act to provide for 8,1867. township organization and the several acts amendatory thereof into one

act and to amend the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That seccommissioners tion eight (8) of article XVII of said act be so amended as of highways, to make it the duty of commissioners of highways of each township in the county of Champaign, on or before the first day of May of each year, to fix the value of days' work upon highways, and certify the same to the town clerk; and during each year no road tax, whether poll or otherwise, shall be commuted at a less sum per day than the value of a day's labor so fixed, champaign Co. § 2. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of highways of each township in the county of Champaign, upon making any order for laying out a new road or re-locating any road in their township, at the expiration of thirty days after said order shall be entered, provided no appeal is taken from said order, or in case an appeal is taken immediately after said order, shall be approved by the supervisors to whom the appeal shall be taken, to estimate as nearly as may be, the cost of grading and bridging said road and putting the same in good passable condition; which amount, so estimated, shall be certified by the town clerk to the supervisor of the town, and such estimate shall be laid before the board of supervisors, and extended against the property of said town, as provided in section 46 of article XVII of said act.

§ 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 8, 1867.

In force March AN ACT to amend "An act to reduce the act to provide for township 8, 1867. organization and the several acts amendatory thereof into one act."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section two, of article fourth, be and the same is hereby amended, by striking out the words "one overseer of the poor," and amend article eighth by adding the following section: "Section eleven (11). The supervisors of each town shall be, ex officio, overseer of the poor in their respective towns."

Ex-officio overseers.

§ 2. Section one, of article ninth, shall be amended, by oaths, adding to said section one, the words "and he shall have power to administer the oath of office to all town officers."

§ 3. It shall be lawful for the legal voters, at any annual Bridges, town meeting, to levy a tax for the purpose of building or repairing bridges or causeways, situated in another 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 said annual meeting, in the town in which said taxes are proposed to be levied: And, also, provided, that such tax, when collected, shall be paid 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 of the commissioners of highways of the town in which said tax I is collected.

§ 4. That whenever twenty-five (25) voters of any Bridges, county shall represent, by petition, to the board of supervisors, that a bridge or bridges, road or roads, in any town in said county need to be constructed or repaired, and have been improperly neglected by such town, the board of supervisors, it, on inquiry, are satisfied that such town is of sufficient ability to build or repair such bridge or bridges, road or roads, they shall, by resolution, direct such town to construct or repair such bridge or bridges, road or roads, or such part thereof as they may deem just and reasonable, and specify such time for compliance with the resolutions of the board as may be deemed necessary, and cause a copy of said resolution to be served on the commissioners of highways of said town; and said commissioners of highways are authorized and required to build or repair such bridge or bridges, road or roads, d,s directed in the resolution of the board of supervisors, at the expense of said town; and if said town shall fail or refuse to build or repair such bridge or bridges, road or roads, as required by the board of supervisors, said board shall authorize some person to make the improvement, and extend the amount of the cost thereof on the tax list of such town, and have the same collected as other town taxes, and applied to pay for such improvement. Approved March 8, 1867.

TOWNS AND CITIES.

in force Feb. 27, AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act for the better government of 1867- towns and cities, and to amend the charters thereof," approved February

27, 1854.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in justices of the towns and cities where but one police magistrate is allowed, pea06- the justice of the peace residing in such town or city shall have original and full jurisdiction, in all cases for violations of town or city ordinances, where there is a vacancy in the office of police magistrate, or in case of the absence, refusal, or inability of the police magistrate to act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 27*, 1867.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION.

In force Feb'y ^ ACT to facilitate travel and transportation.

25, 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That railroads connections, terminating, or to terminate at any point on any liue of continuous railroad thoroughfare where there now is or shall be a railroad bridge, for crossing of passengers and freight in cars over the same, as part of such thoroughfare, shall make convenient connections of such railroads, by rail, with the rail of such bridge; and such bridge shall permit and cause such connections of the rail of the same with the rail of such railroads, so that by reason of such railroads and bridge there shall be uninterrupted communication over such railroads and bridge as public thoroughfares. But by such connections no corporate rights shall be impaired.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 25, 1867.

UNITED STATES—JURISDICTION CEDED TO.

AN ACT to cede jurisdiction to the United States over certain land in In force JanuCook county, Illinois, purchased by the United States for the purpose of ary H, 1867erecting thereon a marine hospital.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, whereas, Marine hospital, the said United States have purchased the following described real estate in said county, to-wit: Lots numbered eleven (11), twelve (12), seventeen (17) and eighteen (18), of the school trustees' subdivision of section sixteen (16), township forty (40), north of range fourteen (14), east of the third principal meridian; therefore, exclusive jurisdiction and legislation are hereby ceded to the said United States over said real estate; and the right of taxation or assessment of said real estate is hereby relinquished to the said United States; and a certain street or road originally laid out by said trustees, through the lots above described, in a north and south direction, is hereby declared vacated and closed.

§ 2. All civil and criminal process issued under the Process, authority of this state, or by any of its officers, in pursuance of law, may be executed on said real estate, as if such jurisdiction had not been ceded.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall- take effect from and after the date at which the title to the land above described shall vest in the United States for the purposes above stated.

Approved January 11, 1867.

AN ACT ceding to the United States of America jurisdiction over certain in force April 1. lands in the county of Rock Island, state of Illinois. 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That juris- Arsenal, diction over the island of Rock Island and the small islands contiguous thereto, known as Benham's, Wilson's and Winnebago Islands, and their shores, taken and assigned by the United States for the establishment of an arsenal and armory, be and is hereby ceded to the said United States: Provided, that the commanding officer shall, on application of a competent state officer, allow the execution of all civil and criminal y process issued under authority of the state of Illinois on

UNITED STATES—JURISDICTION CEDED TO.

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said islands in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded, as aforesaid. Taxes. § 2. Be it further enacted, That the islands before

named and the public buildings and other property that
may be thereon, shall forever hereafter be exempted front
all state, county and municipal taxation and assessment
whatever, so long as the same shall be used by the United
States as an arsenal or armory.
Approved February 1, 1867.

AN ACT to cede to the United States jurisdiction over any lands in Cook county that they may purchase, on which to locate a marine hospital.

Marine Hospi- Whereas the United States desire to select and purchase Ul1' a tract of land not exceeding twenty acres, in or near the

city of Chicago, Cook county, on which to erect a marine hospital; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That exclusive

Jurisdiction, jurisdiction and legislation are hereby ceded to the United States over such tract of land, in or near the city of Chicago, Cook county, not exceeding twenty acres, as may be selected and purchased and used by the said United States for the location of a marine hospital; and the right of taxation or assessment of said tract of land is hereby relinquished to the said United States. *

Process. § 2. All civil and criminal process issued under the

authority of this state, or by any of its officers, in pursuance of law, may be executed on said real estate as if such jurisdiction had not been ceded.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall take effect from and after the date at which the title to the land to be selected and purchased shall vest in the United States, for the purpose above stated. Approved February 28, 1867.

In force March AN ACT to cede jurisdiction to the United States over certain lands near B. 18«- Alton.

soldiers ceme- Whereas the United States has used the lands herein eiy" described for the purpose of burying deceased soldiers and

others,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the state

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