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ther north than the present location, and the width thereof is hereby reduced ten feet; the land so thrown off and the ten feet deducted from the width of First street, being in all ninety feet, is hereby added to the lots and blocks on the south side of said First street, to wit: Blocks number one, two, three, four, five and six, and blocks number thirty-nine and fortythe two latter blocks being created by the abovenamed alterations—the whole to be divided by a line in the centre, making all the lots, on either side of said line, equal in depth, from block number one to block number six; thence west, through blocks number thirty-nine and forty, as the proprietors of said city may deem proper. Also, First Minor street, in said city, is hereby reduced, in width, ten feet—said ten feet tú be taken off the south side of said Minor street; and the land thus thrown off, is hereby added to the lots on the south side of said street.' By the above alterations, the width of First Minor street is fixed at fourteen feet; the depth of lots between First Minor street and First street, at eighty feet; the width of First street, at seventy feet, including side walks, of ten feet each; the whole depth of blocks, between Front and First street, at one hundred and forty feet, from block number one to block number six; and blocks number thirty-nine and forty, as shall be hereafter recorded, by the above named proprietors of said city. The said proprietors are hereby authorized to make the above alterations. Provided, It shall be incumbent on the said proprietors to procure the assent, in writing, to said alterations, from the purchasers of lots in said city; which, together withi a plat, showing the alterations and additions, shall be recorded in the recorder's office of Johnson county.
Approved, February 24, 1841.
An ACT to authorize Philo M. Knapp to enclose certain streets and alleys In force, Feb.
in Little's addition to the town of Canton. 26, 1841.
Sec. 1. Be il enacted by the People of the State of Minois,
represented in the General Assembly, That Philo M. Knapp, Streets and's
ma is hereby authorized and empowered to enclose the streets alleys may be and alleys, and to cultivate all that part of Little's addition of enclosed. lots to the town of Canton, in the county of Fulton, and State
of Illinois, which lies north of Commercial street, in said addi
; tion, except Main street and that part of State street which Proviso. lies west of Main street, in said addition; Provided, The con
sent be first obtained, in writing, of all persons owning lots in
Approved, February 26, 1841.
An ACT to define the corporate limits of the town of Lacon, and to vacate the piat of the town of Auburu.
In force, Feb.
27, 1841, Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the limits of the corporation of the town of Lacon, in the county of Marshall, shall be construed to include the south-east fractional quarter of sec. Boundaries. tion twenty-six, the south-west quarter of section twenty-five, the north-west quarter of section thirty-six, and the northeast fractional quarter of section thirty-five-all in township thirty north, of range three west of the fourth principal meri.. dian.
Sec. 2. That the entire town plat of the town of Auburn, Plat vacated. in the county of Marshall, is hereby declared to be vacated.
Approved, February 27, 1841.
An ACT to vacate a part of the plat of Vermilionville, in La Salle county.
In force, Dec. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 14, 1840. represented in the General Assembly, That Jabez Whiting is J. Whiling hereby authorized to vacate so much of the town plat of Ver- may vacate milionville, in La Salle county, State of Illinois, as lies west of Centré street, ini said town: Provided, That said Jabez Whi. ting shall be the sole owner of that part of the plat of said Proviso. town, and shall 'make out such vacation, in writing, which is... Piping shall be acknowledged before some justice of the peace, and recorded in the recorder's office in said county.
.: Approved, December 14, 1840.
An ACT to vacate the town plat of the town of Lancaster, in Henry county.
In force, Dec. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 7 16, 1840. represented in the General Assembly, That the entire town plat of the town of Lancaster, in the county of Henry, as laid off Plat vacated. and recorded, is hereby declared to be vacated: Provided, p
ded. Proviso. This act shall not interfere or prejudice the rights of any individual or individuals, who may have become the purchasers of... Simone any lot or lots in the aforesaid town. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
imris . Approved, December 16, 1840.
An ACT to vacate the town plat of the town of Livingston.
7, 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That John McGhee, the proprietor of the town of Livingston, situate in towuship twen- Plat vacated. ty-five north, range one east of the third principal meridian, in the county of McLean, be, and he is hereby authorized to vacate the survey and plat of the said town: Provided, That the Provino.
said John McGhee shall be the owner of the entire plat of said town, and shall make out such vacation, in writing, which shall be acknowledged before some justice of the peace, and recorded in the recorder's office in said county.
Sec. 2. That the town plat of the town of Cicero, in the Plat of Cicero county of Sangamon, be vacated: Provided, That John La. vacated.
tham and Archibald Constant, or the heirs of them or either of them, be the sole proprietors of said town at the passage of this act.
Sec. 3. That blocks numbered six, seven, eight and nine,
al: of the plat of the town of Caledonia, in the county of Putnam, edonia vaca." ted. are her by vacated: Provided, That P. G. Young be the sole
proprietor of said blocks at the passage of this act.
. 1..Approved, January 7, 1841.
An ACT to vacate a part of the town plat of Bennett's ad:lition to the In force, Jan. town of Petersburg, in the county of Menaril, anil anthorizing the own26, 1841. ers of blocks, in the town of Petersburg and the additions thereto, to close the alleys. . .
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of Part of plat the survey and plat of Bennett's addition to the town of Pevacated. tersbury, in the county of Menard, lying west of blocks one
and six, in said addition, be, and the same is hereby vacated: Proviso.
Provided, The assent of the owners of any lots, in so much as is hereby vacated, shall first be obtained, which assent shall be made in writinę, and recorded in the recorder's office of said county of Menard.
· Sec. 2.' And be it further enacted, That the owner or own. Alleys may be ers of any block or blocks, in the town of Petersburg, in the closed. county of Menard, or in any of the additions thereto, be, and
they are hereby authorized to stop up or enclose the alleys in Proviso.
all such block or blocks: Provided, The assent of all those
owning a lot or lots in such blúck or blocks, be first obtained, Asgent of ow.
6. which assent shall be made in writing, and acknowledged letained. fore some justice of the peacc, in said county of Menard, and
be recorded in the recorder's office of said county; and the
Approved, January 26, 1941.
An ACT to repeal "An act to incorporate the town of Juliet, and define its boundaries."
In force Jan.
27, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act, eniitled "An act to incorporate the town of Juliet, and define its boundaries," approved, March first, one thousand eight hundred and * thirty-seven, shall be, and the same is hereby repcaled..
Sec. 2. The present board of trustees of the said town are, authorized to settle all the accounts, debts or demands, vither
eettle acc'ls. in favor of or against the corporation of the said town of Juliet; and for this purpose, and no other, they shall be capable of suing and being sued, as under the provisions of the act · which is hereby repealed.
Approved, January 27, 1811.
An ACT to incorporate the town of Macomb.
: . In force Jan.
· 27, 1841. Soc. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the following is de.' clared the boundaries of the town of Macomb, in McDonough county, that is to say: One square mile, laid out by lines run- Boundary of ping due north and south, east and west, and the centre of the corporation. public squarc, in said town of Macomb, to be the centre of said square mile. And the inhabitants of said town, and all within said boundaries, shall be, and are hereby constituted a : body politic and corpora:e, by the name and style of the 66 President and Trustees of the town of Macomb;" and by that name they and their successors shall be known in law , have perpetual succession-sue and be sued-plcad and be implcaded-defend and be defended, in courts of law and equi.
May, ty, in all matters and actions whatsoever-grant, purchase, re- purchase and
grant ceive and hold property, both real and personal, within said hold property town of Macomb, and no other, (burial grounds excepted.) and may lease, sell and convey, aud dispose of the same, for the benefit of said town; and may lease any of the reserved lands May lease which have been appropriated by the original proprietors to lands. the use of said town; and may borrow and expend money, for the improvement of said town; and may do all other acts as .. natural persons; inay have a common seal, and may break or alter the same at pleasure.
Sec. 2. The corporate powers and duties of said town shall Five trustees be vested in five trustees, to be chosen and appointed as hereinafter provided, who shall form a board, for the transaction of business. SEF. 3. The members, composing the board of trustees,
Board of trusshall be elected by persons residing within the said town and ees 410 incorporated limits, to scrve for one year, and until their suc- their offices cessors shall be elected and qualified; they shall be at least for one year. twenty one years of age, and inhabitants of said incorporated limits three months, next preceding said election.
Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall appoint their president Shall judge of and all other officers of their board, and shall be juuges of the the qualifica- qualifications of voters, elections and returns of their own tions ot' voters
members; a majority shall constitute a board, to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may coinpel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as the board may provide; they may determine the rules of proceeding, punish their members for
disorderly conduct, and by the concurrence of two-thirds of May expel a the whole number elect, expel a member; and make such member.
other rules and regulations, for their own government, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this State; and to fill vacancies in said board, as to them may seem proper and expedient. :
Sec. 5. The board of trustees shall have power, by ordiPower to levy nance, to levy and collect taxes upon all real and personal and collect property within the town and limits of the corporation, not taxes.
exceeding one-half of one per centum per annum upon the assessed value thereof; to make regulations to secure the ge
ncral health of the inhabitants; to prevent and remove nuiEstablish:
hossances; to establish night watches; to erect lamps in the
streets, and lighting the same; to license theatrical and all License shows other shows and amusements; to restrain and prohibit gaming
houses, bawdy houses, and other disorderly houses; to estab-'! lish and repair bridges; to build a market house; to establish and regulate markets; to open and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, drains, sewers and culverts, and to keep the
same clean; to provide for the prevention and extinguishment" Dig wells and
of fires; to dig wells and erect pumps, in the square or streets erect pumps. or both, for the convenience of the inhabitants; to regulale the
police of said town; to regulate the compensation of the town'' officers; and, from time to time, to pass such ordinances as
may be necessary to carry into effect the objects of this act Impose fines and the powers hereby granted; and to impose fines and for& 'forfeitures, feitures for the breach of any ordinance or by-laws, and provide
for the collection of the same. And that in all cases arising Anviustice of under this act of incorporation any justice of the peace, within the peace in said corporation, shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine said corpora- the same; and an appeal may be taken and writs of certiorari tion, to have jurisdiction. allowed, from any such decision, in the same manner as is now
or hereafter may be allowed by law, for appealing from judgments of justices of the peace.
Sec. 6. The board of trustees of said town are vested with Prevent run the power to declare what shall be considered a nuisance, ning of horses. within said town; to prevent the running and indecent exhi
bition of horses, within the bounds of said corporation; to provide for the trial and punishment of persons who may be engaged in assaults, assaults and batteries, and affrays, within the limits thereof, and to provide that such punishment may be inflicted by fine, ur imprisonment, in the county jail, for any offence against the ordinances of said corporation, as is or