If a memorial building shall be erected the same shall be under the supervision and control of such county board, and it shall be lawful for such county board to permit such use of the building as it deems advisable. § 2. Whenever the people of any county shall desire to erect, or contribute to the erection of a memorial building in honor of their soldiers and sailors and shall procure bona fide subscription to the extent of two-thirds of the estimated cost thereof, it shall be lawful for any county by a two-thirds vote of the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, to contribute such sum or sums of money toward the cost of erecting such a memorial building not exceeding one-third of the cost thereof, as shall be deemed discreet and proper: Provided, that such contribution shall be made subject to the following conditions: (1) said building shall be constructed in Accordance with plans, approved by such county board; (2) when erected, shall be forever used exclusively for public or civic purposes; and (3) if, at any time after the construction thereof, it shall cease to be used for such purposes, it and the property upon which it is situate, shall revert to and become the property of said county. § 3. If any county shall own and possess any real estate suitable for a site for a memorial building, it shall be lawful for the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, by two-thirds vote, to enter into a lease for a period not exceeding ninetynine years, by which said real estate may be leased to the organization or individuals contemplating the erection of a memorial building through private donations or contributions: Provided, the amount contributed or donated by public subscriptions for such purpose shall he equal to at least double the value of such real estate: Provided, further, that said lease shall provide that said building shall, when erected, be used exclusively for public or civic purposes, and that upon the expiration of said lease, or the violation of any of its terms or conditions, the improvements thereon shall revert to and become the property of said county. § 4. Available space in memorial buildings constructed under the provisions of this Act, . mav be set aside for the use of organizations of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors of the United States without charge. Boys' clubs, associations of gommerce, civic improvement and health bodies, farm bureaus and other similar non-partisan and nonsectarian organizations, not organized for profit, shall be deemed within the meaning of the words “public or civic purposes,” and available space in such memorial buildings may be rented or leased at a reasonable rental to any such organization. $ 5. Whenever any memorial building is erected through private subscriptions, as herein provided. it shall be lawful for the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, to appropriate such sums of money from vear to year as it may deem

reasonable and proper to cover any deficiency in the cost of the maintenance thereof.

§ 6. Memorial buildings erected in accordance with the provisions

of this Act shall be deemed county property and shall be exempt from taxation.

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An Act entitled, “An Act to authorize counties to erect

monuments or memorial buildings in honor of its soldiers and sailors.” approved April 22, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, is repealed.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

$ 12.



Term defined.

Act designated — vehicle divi-

Maximum gross load—exceptions
—maximum width — weight
and maximum load plate —
length of combined vehicle and
trailers—special permits.

Projections on metal tired road
wheels prohibited—exceptions.

Tire material required — excep-

Non-slip devices prohibited—ex-

Use of metal tired vehicles—pro-
tecting pavements.

Registration by owner — fees
copies of lists of registration
and how distributed — fee for
other copies.

License fees for second divi-
sion vehicles.

Payment before use of vehicles
on public highways of State.

Violations — penalties, costs and

Transfer of ownership—report to
Secretary of State.

Secretary of State to institute

Number plates—where displayed
—specifications—other identi-

Misuse of plates—penalty.

Lighted lamps—colors of lights
and where used—legibility of
number—when to dim electric

Registration by manufacturers
and dealers — fee — duplicate
number plates — where dis-
|o use of ve-
icle without plates limited—
bill of sale—copies of lists of
registration a n d how dis-

§ 18.

§ 19.


Fictitious number — application
for re-registration.

Sale—statement to Secretary of
State — bill of sale — fee as-
signment — registration fees
paid by State, etc.

How applied to


Brakes—signal devices — attendant necessary when machinery in motion.

Reasonable speed for vehicles of first division.

Speed regulations for vehicles of second division.

Regulations modified — exemptions—special permits—certain season, notice, embargo limited

Racing on public highway.

Other taxes or license fees—how to be used—numbers displayed —speed—exclusion of vehicles from cemeteries—traffic regulations.

Chauffeurs defined — application for license — examinations distinguishing number — con: tents of license—endorsement —fea—record—lists furnished certain o!" to non-resident chauffeurs — renewal license—cancellations.

Chauffeur's badge—unlawful use.

Chauffeur or operator must be licensed.

Use of vehicles without owner's consent and bonus, or other consideration, on purchase, of supplies or parts prohibited.

Operators under certain age restricted.

Trespassing — penalty — exceptions.

Right of way — traffic regulations.


$ 34. A tering engine number — con- $ 41. Intoxicated operators--penalties. cealing identity—felony—penalty. § 42. Right to damage. $ 85. Vehicle with altered or no engine S 43. Penalties—disposition of fines– number—penalties—provisions who shall prosecute — special for special number—duties of investigators, without compenCertain officers. sation. § 36. Disposition of fees. s 44. Públic highways and local au

$ 37. Hecord to be kept at public gar- thorities defined.

age-duty as to altered engine S 45. Destruction of certain records.
§ 46. Repeals Act of 1911.

§ 47. When in force.

§ 38. Violations—penalties.
§ 39. Stolen motor vehicles—penalties.

$ 40. Approaching a person or animal — warning— precaution — stop in case of injury — rules in passing.

(House BILL No. 474. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT in relation to motor vehicles and to repeal a certain Act therein named. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Whenever the term “motor vehicle” is used in this Act, it shall be construed to include automobiles, locomobiles, motor bicycles, tractors, traction engines, and all other vehicles propelled otherwise than by muscular power, and including also vehicles or trailers, or semi-trailers pulled or towed by a motor vehicle, but excluding cars of electric and steam railways and other motor vehicles running only upon fixed rails or tracks. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to or to affect bicycles or tricycles or such other vehicles as are propelled exclusively by muscular pedal power. Whenever the term “improved highway” is used in this Act it shall be construed to include roads of concrete, brick, asphalt, macadam and gravel. § 2. This Act shall be known as the “Motor Vehicle Law,” and may hereafter be referred to by that designation. For the purposes of this Act, motor vehicles as a class shall be divided into two divisions; WIZ. : First: Those vehicles which are designed and used for the carrying of not more than seven persons. Second : Those vehicles which are designed and used for pulling or carrying freight and also those vehicles or motor cars which are designed and used for the carrying of more than seven persons. § 3. The weights and dimensions of vehicles of either division mentioned in section 2 of this Act shall be limited as follows, towit: (1) The maximum gross load to be permitted on any axle of any vehicle shall not exceed sixteen thousand pounds; and the gross weight of any vehicle, including the weight of the vehicle and maximum load, shall not exceed 800 pounds per inch of the average width of tire of the road wheels of such vehicles in actual contact with the surface of the road.

(2) Weight limits 50% above those provided for herein may be permitted by ordinance in cities having a population of more than 20,000 but such increase shall not apply to vehicles when outside the limits of such a city. (3) The maximum width of any vehicle and its load shall not exceed 8 feet, excepting loads of loose hay, straw, corn fodder, or other similar farm products. (4) Upon the filing in the office of the Secretary of State of an application for the first registration of vehicles described in the second division of section 2 of this Act, and the payment of the registration fee hereinafter provided, the Secretary of State, or his duly authorized agent, shall issue to such applicant in addition to the regular number plate, a metal plate which shall not be less than four inches long and two inches wide, upon which shall be impressed, with a metal die, the weight in pounds of such vehicle and maximum load in conformity with and as provided by this Act, which metal plate aforesaid shall be at: tached to said vehicle in a conspicuous place and at all times carried thereupon. (5) Where trailers are used the length of any vehicle, or vehicles, combined with their trailers, shall not exceed 65 feet; provided that upon application to the highway or street officials having proper juris. diction over a particular highway special permits in writing may be granted for the operation of trains of trailers exceeding in length the foregoing, subject to such conditions as such highway or street officials may prescribe. On all highways under the control of or required to be maintained in whole or in part by the State such permission shall be obtained from the Department of Public Works and Buildings. § 4. After the passage and approval of this Act, no metal tired vehicle, including tractors, traction engines and other similar vehicles, shall be operated over any improved public highways of this State, if such vehicle has on the periphery of any of the road wheels any block. stud, flange, cleat, ridge, bolt, lug, or any projection of metal or wood which projects radially beyond the tread or traffic surface of the tire: except that this prohibition shall not apply to tractors or traction engin's equipped with what is known as caterpillar tractors, when such cater pillar does not contain any projections of any kind likely to injure the surface of the road; provided, however, that tractors, traction engino and similar vehicles may be operated which have upon their road wheels V-shaped, diagonal or other cleats arranged in such a manner as to he continuously in contact with the road surface, provided that the gros; weight upon such wheels per inch of width of such cleats in conta" with the road surface, when measured in the direction of the axle of the vehicle, does not exceed 800 pounds. § 5. All motor vehicles and all trailers or other vehicles in to" thereof, or thereunto attached, operating upon the improved pulli' highways, shall have tires of rubber or some material of equal resilien"; provided that tires shall be considered defective and shall not be pe. mitted to be used if the rubber or other material has been worn " otherwise reduced to a thickness of less than three-fourths of an inch"

is such tires have been so worn or otherwise damaged as to cause undue vibration when the vehicle is in motion or to cause undue concentration of the wheel load on the surface of the road: And, provided further that this requirement shall not apply to agricultural tractors or traction engines or to agricultural machinery, including wagons being used for agricultural purposes in tow thereof, or to trailers carrying agricultural Products drawn by trucks at a speed not to exceed ten miles per hour or to road rollers or road building machinery. § 6. No motor vehicle shall be operated upon the improved public highways of the State which shall be equipped with any anti-skid or non-slip device so constructed that any rigid or non-flexible portion of same comes in contact with the pavement; provided that this section shall not apply to agricultural tractors or traction engines or similar metal-tired vehicles which have anti-skid devices upon the road wheels and which are otherwise permitted to be used under the provisions of this Act. $ 7. No tractor, traction engine or other metal tired vehicle, weigh!ng more than four tons, including the weight of the vehicle and its load, shall drive up onto, off or over the edge of any paved public highWay in this State, without protecting such edge by putting down solid planks or other suitable device to prevent such vehicle from breaking off the edges of corners of such pavement. § 8. Every owner of a vehicle of the first division, as described in section 2 of this Act, which shall be driven in this State, shall, except as otherwise provided in this Act, within ten days after he becomes the owner of such motor vehicle or motor bicycle, file in the office of the Secretary of State an application for a certificate of registration properly sworn to, setting forth his name and address, with a brief description of the vehicle, or bicycle, to be registered, including the name of the maker, factory and engine numbers, style of vehicle or bicycle and the motor power and (except in the case of electrically propelled vehicles) the amount of such motor power stated in figures of horse power, in accordance with such standard rating as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State, on a blank to be prepared and furnished by such Secretary of State for that purpose and shall pay to said Secretary of State, for each calendar year from and after January 1, 1920, a registration fee for motor bicycles and motor vehicles of said first division, so registered, at the following rates; for each motor bicycle, the sum of $4.00 Per annum; for each motor vehicle of 25 horsepower, and less, the sum of $8.00 per annum; for each motor vehicle of 35 horsepower and more than 25 horsepower, the sum of $12.00 per annum; for each motor Vehicle of 50 horsepower and more than 35 horsepower, the sum of $3000 per annum; for each motor vehicle of more than 50 horsepower, the sum of $25.00 per annum; for each and every electrically propelled motor vehicle, the sum of $12.00 per annum; provided, the first registration fee for each motor vehicle or motor bicycle shall be reduced 50 Per cent if payable during the second half of the calendar year, and that no certificate for re-registration shall issue for a less sum than the * required for a calendar year. Said registration shall be made on the

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