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entitled, “An Act concerning land titles,” approved and in force May 1, 1897, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 5. The Registrar may appoint in his county two or more compotent attorneys to be examiners of titles and legal advisers of the registrar. Their compensation shall be fixed in the same manner as that of deputy registrars. Every examiner of titles shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and shall also give a bond in such amount with such security as shall be approved by the judge of the County Court payable in like manner and with like conditions as required of the registrar. A copy of the bond shall be entered upon the records of said court and the original shall be deposited with the registrar. The registrar shall designate one of the examiners of title so appointed as chief examiner of titles. Said chief examiner of titles shall have general charge and supervision of the work of all examiners of title in the county for which he is appointed, and it shall be his duty to secure, insofar as possible, uniformity in the work of all examiners of title in said county. § 6. The registrar shall be liable for any neglect or omission of the duties of his office, when occasioned by a deputy, in the same manner as for his own personal neglect or omission. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

MORTGAGES, LEASES AND OTHER CHARGES.

§ 1. Amends section 60, Act of 1897. § 60. Filing instrument to create charge — proceedings—mortgagee's duplicate certificate—fee –procedure.

(Hot:se, BILL No. 77. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 60 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning land titles,” approved and in force May 1, 1897. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 60 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning land titles,” approved and in force May 1, 1897, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: $ 60. On the filing of the instrument intended to create the charge in the registrar's office, and the production of the duplicate certificate of title, and it appearing to the registrar that the person intending to “state the charge has the title and right to create such charge, and that the person in whose favor the same is sought to be created is entitled W the terms of this Act to have the same registered, he shall enter upon the proper folium of the register, and also upon the owner’s certificate, a memorial of the purport thereof, and the date of filing the instrument With a reference thereto by its file number, which memorial shall be *gned by the registrar. The registrar shall also note upon the instru*ht on file the volume and folium of the register where the memorial **tered. It shall not be essential to the lien of a mortgage or trust *d in the nature of a mortgage, that the owner's duplicate certificate of title be delivered to and retained by the mortgagee or trustee named in such mortgage or trust deed, or be delivered to or retained by the owner of the note or notes secured by such mortgage or trust deed; but the registrar of titles on the filing of such mortgage or trust deed and the entry of a memorial of the same on the register of titles, shall issue to the mortgagee or trustee therein named, or to the owner of the note or notes secured thereby, a certificate to be known as mortgagee's duplicate certificate, which mortgagee's duplicate certificate shall bear in large plain letters the words “Mortgagee's Duplicate Certificate.” Said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title shall be printed on a paper differing in color than that of the owner's duplicate certificate of title. The registrar of titles shall be entitled to receive as a fee or charge for issuing a mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $1.00. Upon the issuance of said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title, the registrar of titles shall enter as a memorial on the proper folium of the register of titles the fact of the issuance of said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title. Upon the release of the mortgage or trust deed for which said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title was issued, said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title shall be surrendered to the registrar, or proof made that said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title has been lost or destroyed. The fee for the filing of all instruments required for the making of proof that a mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title has been lost or destroyed shall be $1.00. In case of the transfer of the land, or of any estate or interest therein, or in case of any other action of the registrar of titles affecting the ownership of the same, or title thereto, and requiring a new certificate of title to be issued, it shall not be necessary to take up and cance such outstanding mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title, and the fact of the issuance of said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title shall be carried forward on said new certificate of title as a memorial; but in any such case such mortgagee, trustee or owner of notes, holding a mortgagee's duplicate certificate, may surrender the same and receive in place thereof a mortgagee's duplicate of the new certificate of title made on such transfer or change of title, without the payment of any fee or charge to the registrar of titles. And thereupon the fact of the issuance of said new mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title shall be entered by the registrar of titles upon the proper folium of the register, and also upon the owner’s duplicate certificate of title. If on such transfer or change of title the mortgagee, trustee or owner of notes is unable to produce the outstanding mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title, by reason of its loss or destruction, he shall make proof of such loss or destruction to the registrar of titles and the registrar of titles upon receiving proper proof of such loss or destruction may issue a mortgagee's duplicate of the new certificate of title. The registrar of titles shall be entitled to receive as a fee or charge for filing all instruments by which proof of the loss or destruction of said mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title is made the sum of $1.00. Whenever any person or corporation, by reason of the foreclosure of any mortgage or trust deed upon registered land and of such subse.

quent proceedings as are now or may hereafter be required by law, shall become entitled to an owner's certificate of title to such registered land, it shall not be essential that the original owner's duplicate certificate of title on which such mortgage or trust deed was noted as a lien be delivered to, and retained by, the registrar of titles, but the mortgagee's duplicate certificate of title may be delivered to, received and retained by the registrar of titles with the same force and effect as if the original owner's duplicate certificate of title had been delivered to, received and retained by him. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

LIBRARIES.

CITY AND TOWNSHIP.

§ 1. Amends sections 5 and 7, Act of § 7. Reports—how made and 1872. where filed.

§ 5. Organization of direc-
tors—depost of monev
—appointment of li-
brarian.

(SENATE BILL No. 30. A ProRoved MAY 10, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 5 and 7 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships, to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,” approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 5 and 7 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships, to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,” approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended, are amended to read as follows: § 5. Said directors shall, immediately after appointment, meet and organize by the election of one of their number president, and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the library and reading room as may be expedient, not inconsistent with this Act. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit of the library fund, and of the construction of any library buildIng, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for that purpose. All moneys received for such library shall be deposited in the treasury of said city to the credit of the library fund, and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of such city, and drawn upon by the proper officers of said library, upon the properly authenticated vouchots of the library board. Said board shall have power to purchase or lease grounds, to occupy, lease or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of said library, shall have power to appoint a suitable librarian and necessary assistants, and fix their compensation, and shall also have power to remove such appointees, and shall, in general, carry out the spirit and intent of this Act, in establishing and maintaining a public library and reading room. § 7. Within fifteen days after the expiration of each fiscal year of the city, incorporated town, township or village, the board of directors shall make a report of the condition of their trust on the last day of the fiscal year, to the city council, board of town auditors or board of trustees, as the case may be. This report shall be made in writing and shall be verified under oath by the secretary, or some other responsible officer of the board of directors. It shall contain (a) an itemized statement of the various sums of money received from the library fund and from other sources; (b) an itemized statement of the objects and purposes for which those sums of money have been expended; (c) a statement of the number of books and periodicals available for use, and the number and character thereof circulated; (d) a statement of the real and personal property acquired by devise, bequest, purchase, gift or otherwise; (e) a statement of the character of any extensions of library service which have been undertaken; (f) a statement of the financial requirements of the library for the ensuing fiscal year, and of the rate of tax which, in the judgment of the board of directors, it will be necessary to levy for library purposes in the next annual tax levy ordinance; and (g) any other statistics, information and suggestions that may be of interest. A report shall also be filed, at the same time, with the Illinois Library Extension Commission. APPROVED May 10, 1919.

LIENS.

MECHANICS. § 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1903 as § 1. When lien given. subsequently amended.

(House, BILL No. 105. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to mechanics’ liens, to whom, what for, and when lien is given; who is a contractor; area covered by and ertent of lie"; when the lien attaches,” approved May 18, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, as amended by an Act approved June 16, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to mechanics’ liens, to whom, what for, and when lien is given; who is a contractor; area coered by and extent of lien ; when the lien attaches,” approved May 18, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, as amended by an Act approved June 16, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 1. WIEN LIEN GIVEN.] That any person who shall by any contract or contracts, express or implied, or partly expressed or implied with the owner of a lot or tract of land, or with one whom such owner has authorized or knowingly permitted to contract for the improvement

of, or to improve the same, furnish material, fixtures, apparatus or machinery, forms or form work used in the process of construction where cement, concrete or like material is used for the purpose of or in the building, altering, repairing or ornamenting any house or other building, walk or sidewalk, whether such walk or sidewalk be on the land or bordering thereon, driveway, fence or improvement or appurtenances thereto on such lot or tract of land or connected there with, and upon, over or under a sidewalk, street or alley adjoining; or fill, sod or excavate such lot or tract of land, or do landscape work thereon or therefor; or raise or lower any house thereon or remove any house thereto; or perform services as an architect or as a structural engineer for any such purpose; or furnish or perform labor or services as superintendent, timekeeper, mechanic, laborer or otherwise, in the building, altering, repairing or ornamenting of the same; or furnish material, fixtures, apparatus, machinery, labor or services, forms or form work used in the process of construction where concrete, cement or like material is used, on the order of his agent, architect, structural engineer or superintendent having charge of the improvements, building, altering, repairing or ornamenting the same, shall be known under this Act as a contractor, and shall have a lien upon the whole of such " or tract of land and upon the adjoining or adjacent lots or tracts of land of such owner constituting the same premises and occupied or used in connection with such lot or tract of land as a place of residence or business; and in case the contract relates to two or more buildings, on two or more lots or tracts of land, upon all such lots and tracts of land and improvements thereon for the amount due to him for such *rial, fixtures, apparatus, machinery, services or labor, and interest on the date the same is due. This lien shall extend to an estate in fee, for life, for years, or any other estate or any right of redemption, * other interest which such owner may have in the lot or tract of land at the time of making such contract or may subsequently acquire therein, and shall be superior to any right of dower of husband or wife on said premises, provided the owner of such dower interest had knowl*ge of such improvement and did not give written notice of his or or objection to such improvement before the making thereof; nor shall the taking of additional security by the contractor or sub-conor be a waiver of any right of lien which he may have by virtue " this Act, unless made a waiver by express agreement of the parties; " this lien shall attach as the date of the contract. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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