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less than ten dollars ($10) Hor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense.

If, in the case of any such crossing it appears that the presence of such signs is unnecessary, the Public Utilities Commission, on petition of the highway commissioners of the township or road district in which such crossing is situated, may release such township or road district of the obligation of placing or maintaining such signs on the highway near such crossing.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place, or to cause to be placed, any sign or billboard on a public highway within fifty (50) feet of any post or guide-board, erected in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and it shall be unlawful for any person, firmi or corporation to place or cause to be placed any sign or bill board or any advertising of any kind or description about or upon any Federal aid road or State aid road within the State other than such as may be directed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings. And any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be liable to a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

It shall be the duty of the highway commissioners to maintain any and all signs placed or erected on any such highway by or through the order of the Public Utilities Commission of this State.

With respect to State aid roads, the duties hereby imposed on the highway commissioners shall be performed by the authorities in charge of such State aid roads.

Any official who shall fail or neglect to perform any duty createl by this section shall be liable to a fine of not less than ten ($10) dollars nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each such offense.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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PATENTED ARTICLES, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES.
May be used for constructing or maintaining public highway, etc.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 86. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act in relation to the use of patented articles, materials and pro

cesses for constructing or maintaining roads and streets in counties, cities, towns, villages, townships and districts.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That any article, material or process covered by Letters Patent granted by the United States government may be specified and used for constructing or maintaining any proposed public highway, road or street or section thereof whether built by the State or by any county, city, town, village, township or district : Provided that said specifications are drawn so as to provide for an alternative method or methods of construction so that competition may be had between different types of materials answering the same general purpose.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PLACING OR BREAKING OF GLASS.

1. Placing glass on highway-penalty.

(SENATE BILL No. 280. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1919.)

An Act to prohibit the placing or breuking of glass upon highways,

roads, bridges and streets. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Any person who places glass or causes glass to be placed upon any highway, road, bridge or street, or who breaks glass or causes glass to be broken upon any highway, road, bridge or street shall, unless he immediately removes the same therefrom, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

APPROVED June 21, 1919.

SIGNS FOR CLOSING OF ROADS.

1. Adds section 151a, Act of 1913.

$ 151a, Officials in charge to

erect signs when necessary unlawful to remove-penalty.

(HOUSE BILL No. 437.

APPROVED JUNE 21, 1919.)

An Act to amend an Act entitled; “An Act to revise the law in relation

to roads and bridges, approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 151a.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled; “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges”, approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, is amended by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 151a, to read as follows:

§ 151a. Whenever any public road or bridge or culvert thereon is being built or repaired, the public officials having such work in charge shall

, when they deem it necessary, erect or cause to be erected at such points as they may deem desirable, suitable barriers, with signs thereon, stating that such road is closed, and by whose order such road has been closed.

Said officials shall also erect or cause to be erected at such places as they may deem best, detour signs directing travel around such construction or repair work.

Whenever a road has been closed as provided herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to remove such barrier or signs, or to deface or injure the same, or to walk, ride or drive upon any part of said road so closed, except such persons duly authorized to do so, and any person violating the foregoing shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) or shall be imprisoned in the county jail, or house of correction, or workhouse for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or both, in the discretion of the court for each offense; the proceeds of fines so collected to be paid into the county treasury in which such violation occurred, and to be used to maintain the highways of said county. In

addition thereto such person convicted shall be held liable for any ani all damages caused to said road, bridge or culvert work by reason of his violation of the foregoing provisions.

The Chief Highway Engineer, the county superintendent of highways and the commissioner of highways or their duly authorized agents in direct charge of the work aforesaid, are hereby authorized and empowered to exercise in their respective jurisdictions, all the common law and statutory powers conferred upon sheriffs, and it is hereby made the duty of said Chief Highway Engineer, county superintendent of highways, commissioner of highways, or their duly authorized agents in direit charge of the work aforesaid, to arrest without process any person whi violates the provisions, of this section, and in so doing they shall be held to be acting for the State.

Any person or persons so arrested shall be delivered by such person making the arrest to some judge, justice of the peace, sheriff, constable, or police officer at some station or place within the county in which the offense was committed, for trial, according to law.

APPROVED June 21, 1919.

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struction.

(SENATE BILL NO. 219.

$ 129b. Filing petition.

APPROVED JUNE 19, 1919.) An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to revise the law in relation

to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, by adding thereto five sections to be known as seclions 1291, 129b, 129c, 1290 and 129e.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: An Act entitled, “An Act 10 revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 21, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, is amended by adding five sections to be known as sections 129a, 129b, 129c, 1290 and 129e to read as follows:

$ 129a. Any township in counties under township organization or road district in counties not under township organization which shall have adopted and elected to levy a special tax for road purposes as provided in sections 108, 109 and 110 of this Act may, at any time during the period for which such tax is to be levied, in the manner hereinafter provided, adopt and elect to use the fund accumulated under or to be raised by such tax to construct brick or concrete roads at the location and along the route of the road or roads set forth in the petition requesting an election to adopt the special tax for road purposes.

$ 129b. Upon the filing of a petition of twenty-five per cent of the land owners who are legal voters of any such township or road district with the town or district clerk he shall, when giving notice of

the time and place for holding the next annual town meeting or road district election, also give notice that a vote will be taken for or against the construction of brick or concrete roads at the location and along the route of the road or roads to be improved with the funds raised or to be raised by the special tax.

If the petition shall request the calling of a special election, the town or district clerk shall call a special election in the manner provided in section 112 of this Act.

$ 129c. The ballot for such an election shall be substantially in the following form:

Shall road improvement with brick or con

Yes

crete be adopted

No

$ 129d.

If a majority of the votes cast at said election shall favor the construction with brick or concrete, the county superintendent of highways shall prepare plans, specifications and estimates of the cost of such improvement and shall file copies of the same as provided in section 115 of this Act.

$ 129e. The construction may be of brick or concrete, in the discretion of the commissioner of highways and the county superintendent of highways, and such construction shall be in accordance with the provisions for construction with gravel, rock, macadam or other hard roads as provided by this Act.

APPROVED June 19, 1919.

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(HOUSE BILL No. 443.

APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) AN Act to amend sections 9 and 19 of an Act entilled: An Act to

revise the law in relation to roads and bridges" approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections nine (9) and nineteen (19) of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 9. Public highways or sections thereof, including bridges therein, may be laid out, improved or constructed at the joint expense of the State and any county within the State as hereinafter provided. In such case the State shall contribute one-half of the expense thereof, and the county or counties through which the said highway or portion thereof passes shall contribute the remaining one-half. Such highways hereinafter known as “State Aid Roads,” may be laid out, constructed or improved in the manner hereinafter directed:

The board of supervisors or county commissioners of any county shall, by a majority vote of the entire board of supervisors or county commissioners, in regular or special session, specify the type of road to be constructed under the provisions of this Act in their respective counties, which decision shall be approved by the Department of Public Works and Buildings whether of permanent earth improvement (including surface or sub-surface drainage, grading, leveling, and crowning) gravel, macadam, cement concrete, bituminous concrete on a cement concrete base, concrete and macadam combined, or brick, and the respective boards of supervisors or county commissioners shall have the authority to specify any one of the herein designated types of roads. In the case the board of supervisors or county commissioners do not desire to exercise the privilege and power herein conferred upon them as to designating the type of road to be builded and shall so notify the Department of Public Works and Buildings, then it shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works and Buildings to specify the type of road to be builded : Provided, nothing herein contained shall prohibit the State and county jointly, at any future time, rebuilding and changing, under the provisions of this Act, an earth, gravel, or macadam type of road to any other more permanent type herein specified: Provided, further, that when a gravel or macadam road is constructed the county shall pay one-half the cost of such maintenance: And, provided, further, that when an earth road is constructed the county shall pay the entire cost of maintenance: And, whenever any county, after having been given reasonable notice by the Department, shall fail properly to maintain any earth road improved as a State aid road or provide the funds for paying one-half the cost of maintaining a gravel or macadam road, the Department of Public Works and Buildings is hereby authorized to withhold from such county all State aid allotments during the time said county is delinquent: And, provided, that a road or part thereof lying within the corporate limits of any city or village having a population of twenty thousand (20,000) inhabitants or less, ascertained as aforesaid, situate within any county of the third class, may be improved or constructed with State aid, to connect or complete, by the most direct route, a State aid road already improved or constructed or being improved or constructed to the corporate limits of such city or village.

And, provided also, that a road or part thereof lying within the corporate limits of any city, village or town, having a population of two thousand five hundred (2,500) inhabitants or less as ascertainer as aforesaid in any county, may be improved or constructed with State aid, to connect or complete by the most direct route, a State aid road already improved or constructed or being improved or constructed, to the corporate limits of such city, village or town. The cost of such road for the same width as outside of the corporate limits and of the same materials may be provided for in the same manner as for thai portion outside the corporate limits. By agreement between the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the common council or board of trustees, à road or street of greater width and of different materials may be constructed through such city, village or town by

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