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ing the fiscal year; and (or), any other statistics or information and any suggestion that may be required by the board of county commissioners, or board of supervisors, as the case may be.

$ 11. None of the foregoing powers or duties shall be exercised, however, unless the question of establishing a public county library system shall have been submitted to the voters of the county, at a special election called for the purpose, or at a regular general election, and unless a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of the establishment of a public county library system.

This question shall not be submitted to the voters, however, unless there shall have been filed, at least sixty days prior to the date of either the special or general election, a petition therefor, signed by not less than one hundred legal voters of the county.

At least thirty days previous to either the special or general election, the county clerk shall make out and deliver to the sheriff of his county, in counties not under township organization, or to the several supervisors of his county, in counties under township organization, three notices of the election for each precinct or district in the county. This notice shall be substantially as follows: Notice is hereby given that on...

at.... in the county of.....

an election will be held for the purpose of voting upon the establishment of a public county library system in this county, which election shall be opened at........o'clock in the morning and continued until. ....... o'clock in the afternoon of that day. Dated at. this........day of...

A. D., 19......

County Clerk The sheriff or supervisor to whom the notices are delivered shall post up in three of the most public places in each precinct or district the three notices of election, at least twenty-five davs before the date of either the special or general election.

The question of establishing a public county library system shall be printed upon separate ballots, each of which shall be in substantially the following form:

FOR the establishment of a public county library system.

AGAINST the establishment of a public county library sys

tem.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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An Act to amend sections 25 and 27 of an Act entitled, An Act 1 revise the law in relation to counties," approved and in force March 31, 1874, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 25 and 27 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to counties,” approred and in force March 31, 1874, as subseqeuntly amended, be and the same are hereby further amended to read, respectively, as follows:

$ 25. The county boards of the several counties shall have power-

First-To take and have the care and custody of all the real and personal estate owned by the county.

Second—To manage the county funds and county business, except as otherwise specifically provided.

Third-To examine and settle all accounts against the county, an! all accounts concerning the receipts and expenditures of the county.

Fourth—To cause to be erected, or otherwise provided, a suitable workhouse, in which persons convicted of offenses punishable by imprisonment in the county jail may be confined and employed, and to make rules and regulations for the management thereof. They may contract for the use of the city workhouse when the same can satisfactoril: be done.

Fifth-To cause to be erected, or otherwise provided, suitable buildings for, and maintain, a county'insane asylum, and provide for the management of the same.

Sixth-To cause to be annually levied and collected, taxes for county purposes, including all purposes for which money may be raised by the county by taxation, not exceeding 50 cents on the one hundred dollars' valuation, and in addition thereto an annual tax not exceeding sixty-six and two-thirds cents on the one hundred dollars for the purposes of paying the interest and principal of indebtedness which existed at the time of the adoption of the constitution.

Seventh-To authorize the valuation of any town plat when the same is not within any incorporated town, village or city, on the petition of two-thirds of the owners thereof.

Eighth-To change the name of any town plat on the petition of a majority of the legal voters residing therein when the inhabitants thereof have not become a body corporate.

Ninth-To cause to be erected, or otherwise provided and maintained, all suitable buildings for a sanitarium for the care and treatment of all persons suffering from tuberculosis who may be admitted to said sanitarium by, or under the direction of said board, and to provide for the maintenance and management of the same.

Tenth-To provide, by resolution, that any map, plat or subdivsion of any block, lot or sub-lot or any part thereof or any piece or parcel of land, not being within any city, village or incorporated town, in which any dedication of land for highways, streets or alleys shall be made, shall be submitted to the county board or to some officer to be designated by such county board for their or his approval; and in such cases no such map, plat or subdivision shall be entitled to record in the proper county or have any validity until it shall have been so approved.

§ 27. Whenever the county board shall deem it necessary to assess taxes the aggregate of which shall exceed the rate of fifty cents per one hundred dollars valuation of the property of the county, except when such excess is to be used for the payment of indebtedness existing at the adoption of the Constitution, the county board may, by an order entered of record, set forth substantially the amount of such excess required, the purpose for which the same will be required, and the number of years such excess will be required to be levied, and if for the payment of interest or principal or both upon bonds shall, in a general way designate the bonds and specify the number of years such excess will be required to be levied, and provide for the submission of the question of assessing the additional rate required to a vote of the people of the county at the next election for county officers or at any judicial election held in such county after the adoption of the resolution.

Provided if such additional rate required is for the purpose of building a court house or any other public building for the county, a special election may be held for such purpose, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk in his election notice to give notice of such submission. The votes therefor shall be “For additional tax," and those against shall be “Against additional tax.” The votes shall be canvassed and returned the same as those for county officers, and if a majority of the votes cast upon the question are “For additional tax," then the county board shall have the power to cause such additional tax to be levied and collected in accordance with the terms of such resolution, and the money

so collected shall be kept as a separate fund and disbursed only for the purpose for which the same was raised.

Provided, any surplus that may remain after the payment of all demands against said fund, may be used for other purposes; and provided, further, that if the county board so decides, the question of voting bonds and additional tax for the payment of interest or principal, or both, may be submitted at any election for township officers, or at a special election, called for such purpose.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND.

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Amends section 2, Act of 1917.

§ 2. City council may levy tax

-rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 421.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, An Act to provide for

a firemen's pension fund and to create a board of trustees to administer said fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants," filed with the Governor June 14, 1917, in force July 1, 1917.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 of an Act entitled. “An Act to provide for a firemen's pension fund and to create a board of trustees to administer said fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants," filed with the Governor June 14, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 2. Said pension fund shall consist of the following items which shall be set apart and placed to the credit of said pension fund:

(a) Two and one-half per centum of the salary or wages of each fireman to be retained or deducted by the fiscal officers of the city before any part of said salary or wages shall be paid to said firemen.

(b) Five per centum of an amount equal to the monthly salary or wages of each fireman, attached to his rank at the time of this retirement after twenty (20) years' service under the provisions of this Act, which shall be paid monthly by such retired fireman to the treasurer of the board of trustees hereinafter created from the time of such retirement and until he shall reach the age of fifty (50) years.

(c) All fines and penalties imposed upon firemen for breach of any rule of the fire department.

(d) All rewards in moneys, fees, gifts and emoluments that ma! be paid or given for or on account of extraordinary services by the fire department or any member thereof (except when allowed to be retained by competitive award.)

(e) All taxes collected for the firemen's pension fund pursuant to the levy hereinafter authorized.

(f) All moners or property acquired from any source by the board of trustees hereinafter created under the powers granted to said board.

The city council of such city may levy annually a tax, for the purpose of providing revenue for the pension fund hereby created, of one-third of a

mill on the dollar on all taxable property of such city. Said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such city, and shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such city; and the county clerk in reducing tax leries under the provisions of section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as subsequently amended, shall not consider the tax herein authorized as a part of the general taxes levied for city purposes and shall not include the same in the limitation of two per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended.

It shall be the duty of the corporate officers of such city who are or may hereafter be authorized by law to draw warrants upon the treasurer of said city, upon request made in writing by the board of trustees hereinafter created, to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city payable to the treasurer of said board for all funds in the hands of the treasurer of such city belonging to such pension fund.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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Ax Act lo create a firemen's pension fund in cities, incorporated towns,

rillages, and townships having a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants, and to repeal certain Acts therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all cities, townships, villages and incprporated [incorporated] towns whose population exceeds five thousand and not more than twn [two] hundred thousand inhabitants, having a paid fire department, the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be, shall annually hereafter levy a tax beginning with the year 1920, of one-fifth (1/5) of one mill on the dollar on all the taxable property of such city, township, village or incorporated town. Such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with general

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