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shall be holden, which shall be conducted, and returns thereof made and certified and canvassed in the manner provided by the constitution and laws of this state. Said judge, when elected, shall hold his office until the next regular and general election for judges, as provided by the constitution, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

§ 4. The said circuit judge, when elected, shall exercise all the powers, perforin all the duties, and have all the jurisdiction and authority now had or hereafter to be required of or exercised by circuit judges of this state, under the constitution and laws of this state, and shall receive the same compensation as other judges are entitled to receive by the constitution and laws of this state.

$ 5. The state's attorney elected under this act shall discharge all the duties and receive the like fees and compensation for services as such as appertain to said office by the constitution and laws of this state.

$ 8. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to cause a certified copy of this act to be immediately trans- , mitted to each of the clerks of the circuit and county courts of said counties, and the clerks of the county courts of said counties shall issue notices of the said election to the sheriffs thereof, respectively, which notices shall be posted up by them in the several precincts, in all respects in like manner as provided in the constitution and laws of this state for holding general elections.

§ 7. That the counties of Johnson, Williamson, Franklin, Perry, Jackson, Union and Alexander shall compose the third judicial circuit of the state of Illinois; and the circuit courts of said counties shall be held at the respec

tive county seats thereof at the times following, to-wit: Times of holding in the county of Johnson, on the fourth Monday in

March and third Monday in August.

In the county of Williamson, on the Mondays following.

In the county of Franklin, on the second Mondays following.

In the county of Perry, on the Mondays following.
In the county of Jackson, on the Mondays following.

In the county of Union, on the second Mondays following, and

In the county of Alexander, on the second Mondays following, and to continue in the last mentioned county indefinitely until the business therein shall be disposed of.

All writs, subpænas, recognizances and other process which may have been or may be issued and made returnable to the terms of courts in the said third judicial circuit, as heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to the said terms of the court as required to be holden under this act; and all notices which

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may have been given, either by publication or otherwise, with reference of [to the terins as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of courts as required to be holden under this act; and all proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken up and disposed of as if no alteration had been made in the time of holding said courts.

§ 8. All acts and parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act shall be and the same are hereby repealed.

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED Feb. 7, 1857.

AN ACT to change the fifth and tenth judicial circuits, and fix the time of In force Jar nary holding courts therein.

29, 1857.

courts.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the people of the stale of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the fifth judicial circuit shall be composed of the counties of Fulton, McDonough, Schuyler, Brown and Pike, and the tenth judicial circuit shall be composed of the counties of Mercer, Henderson, Warren and Knox.

§ 2 That hereafter courts shall be holden in said counties as follows, to-wit:

Fulton, on the fourth Mondays of February, on the Times of holding fourth Mondays of May, and on the second Mondays of November.

Pike, on the second Mondays of March and on tiie first Mondays of September.

McDonough, on the first Mondays of April and on the first Mondays of October.

Brown, on the third Mondays of April and on the fourth Mondays of September.

Schuyler, on the fourth Mondays of April and on the third Mondays of October.

Mercer, on the second Mondays of March and on the last Mondays of August.

Warren, on the third Mondays of March and on the third Mondays of September.

Henderson, on the first Mondays of April and on the second Mondays of September.

Knox, on the third Mondays of April and on the third Mondays of October in each year.

$ 3. All summonses, subpoenas, writs, notices, declarations in ejectment, bonds, recognizances, venires, and pro

cess of every description made and served for or returnable to the terms as now fixed by law, shall be sufficient for the terms in the several counties, respectively, occurring after the passage of this act, and be treated with like force and effect as if the same had been issued, given or made returnable to the said several terms, as herein provided for; and whenever the period of one year shall expire from the rendition of any judgment in ejectment before the terms as herein fixed by this act, whereby any party shall be prevented from making a motion to vacate the judgment, and for a new trial under the provisions of the statutes, it shall and may be lawful to make such motion at the term fixed first occurring after the expiration of such year, and the like proceedings shall be had thereon as if the same had been made within the said period of one year.

§ 4. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Jan. 29, 1857.

In force February AN ACT to establish the twenty-second judicial circuit, and to fix the time 5, 1857.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the counties of Lee, Ogle, Whiteside and Carroll shall compose a judicial circuit, to be called the the twenty-second judicial circuit of the state of Illinois," and the circuit courts shall be holden at the respective county seats of the said

counties at the times following, viz: Times of holding In the county of Ogle, on the first Mondays in March,

June and October.

In the county of Carroll, on the third Mondays in March and third Mondays in October.

In the county of Whiteside, on the fourth Mondays in March and fourth Mondays in October

In the county of Lee, on the second Mondays in April, the third Mondays in June and second Mondays in November.

$ 2. Or the first Monday of March next an election for a judge and state's attorney for said judicial circuit shall be holden, which shall be conducted and returns thereof made and certified and canvassed in the manner provided by the constitution and laws of this state. Said judge, when elected, shall hold his office until the next regular and general election for judges, as provided by the constitution, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

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$ 3. The said circuit judge, when elected, shall exer- Juriediction. cise all the powers, perform all the duties and have all the jurisdiction and authority now had or hereafter to be required of or exercised by circuit judges of this state under the constitution and laws of this state, and shall receive the same compensation as other judges are entitled to receive by the constitution and laws of this state.

$ 4. The state's attorney elected under this act shall discharge all the duties and receive the like fees and compensation for services as such as appertain to said office by the constitution and laws of this state.

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to cause a certified copy of this act to be immediately transmitted to each of the clerks of the circuit and county courts of said counties; and the clerks of the county courts of said counties shall issue notices for the said election to the sheriffs thereof, respectively, which notices shall be posted up by them in the several precincts, in all respects in like manner as provided by the constitution and laws of this state for holding general elections thereof.

8 6. That the circuit courts of the counties composing Sixth cireuit. the sixth judicial circuit shall be holden at the county seats of the respective counties at the times following,

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In the county of Rock Island, on the third Mondays in Times of holding March, the first Mondays in June, September and Decem

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In the county of Henry, on the second Mondays in April and first Mondays in October.

§ 7. All indictments, suits, causes, motions, recogni- Process. zances and other proceedings pending in said courts shall stand for hearing, trial, judgment and disposition at the terms of the court fixed by this act, in the same manner and with like effect as if no change had been made in the times of holding said courts. All recognizances, writs and process, heretofore or hereafter to be entered into, issued or returnable to the terms of said courts, as heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and held to be returnable to the terms as fixed by this act. No right which any party, plaintiff or defendant, in any action of ejectment had by virtue of any law now in force to a new trial in such action, shall be prejudiced or in any manner taken away by any change or alteration made by this act in the times of holding courts in any of the counties in said circuit, but new trials shall be granted at the regular terms, where the parties would be entitled to new trials, the same as if the times of holding said terms had not been changed.

§ 8. The judges of said circuits may, when they shall Special terme. deem it for the public interest, call a special term of the circuit court in any county of said circuits, for the trans

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action of either criminal, chancery or common law busi- -
ness exclusively; and when a special term shall be called
for doing chancery business exclusively no jurors shall be
summoned, and when called for the transaction of the
common law business exclusively no grand jury shall be
summoned to attend said terms.

§ 9. The county courts or the boards of supervisors, (as the case may bc,) in the respective counties in the sixth judicial circuit, in which the circuit courts are allowed to sit more than two weeks, are authorized to select forty-eight qualitied jurymen to serve as petit jurors during the term of the circuit court; twenty-four of whom shall be selected to serve during the first two weeks of the court, and summoned to attend on the first day of the term, and twenty-four shall be selected to serve during the balance of the term, and summoned to attend on the third Monday of the term.

§ 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and the secretary of state is directed to have the same printed, and to transmit without delay five copies thereof to the clerk of each circuit court in the sixth judicial circuit.

APPROVED Feb. 5, 1857.

In force February

7, 1857.

AN ACT establishing the twenty-first judicial circuit.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the counties of Woodford, Tazewell, Mason, Cass and Menard shall compose a judicial circuit, to be called the “twentyfirst judicial district,” and that circuit courts shall be holden at the county seats of said counties at the times following, to wit:

SPRING TERMS.
ding In the county of Woodford, on the last Monday of March
in each year.

In Tazewell county, one week thereafter.
In the county of Mason, two weeks thereafter.

In the county of Cass, two weeks thereafter.
line In the county of Menard, two weeks thereafter.

FALL TERMS.
In the county of Woodford, on the first Monday in Octo-
ber in each year.

In the county of Tazewell, one week thereafter.
In the county of Mason, two weeks thereafter.
In the county of Menard, two weeks thereafter.
In the county of Cass, one week thereafter.

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