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election, and until their successors are elected and qualified; and at the said annual election there shall be elected one aldermen from each and every ward of said city, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of two years from and after such election, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
1. The annual election of school inspectors of said Election of school city of Peoria, now held on the first Monday in April in each and every year, shall hereafter be held on the second Monday in April in each year, and said inspectors shall hold their respective offices for the term of three years from the second Monday in April following their election; and the three school inspectors whose term of office expires on the first Monday in April, A. D., 1863, shall hold their respective offices until the second. Monday of April, 1863, and until their successors are elected and qualified. At the same time, the legal voters of said city shall vote for or against the tax authorized to be levied and collected for the support of the public schools for the ensuing year, by an act approved February 14, 1855, entitled
An act to amend the charter of the city of Peoria, and to establish and regulate a system of public schools in said city."
Š 8. That all the district of country in the county of city limits. Peoria embraced in township eight (8) north, range eight (8) east of the fourth principal meridian, in the State of Illinois, and to the middle of the Illinois River and Lake Peoria is hereby declared to be within the corporate limits of the city of Peoria.
$ 9. The election to be held under and by the provis- Election notices ions of this law, the giving notices of said election shall be done in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations as now provided by the city charter, State laws and the ordinances of said city of Peoria.
§ 10. That all laws and ordinances, and parts of laws and ordinances inconsistent with this act be and the same are hereby repealed, and this act shall be and hereby is declared to be a public act and shall take effect from and after its passage:
APPROVED Feb. 12, 1863.
AN ACT to authorize the Common Council of the city of Chicago to borrow In force February money.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the common council be and they are hereby authorized and empow
street ered to borrow twelve thousand dollars, to aid in building
a bridge across the Chicago river, at State street, in said city, and that they be authorized to issue city bonds therefor, to the amount of twelve thousand dollars, with such rate of interest as they may think best, not exceeding seven per centum per annum.
§ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED Feb. 12, 1863.
AN ACT to perfect the boundaries of the City of Morris.
Katin. 12, 1863.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illi
nois, represented in the General Assembly, That the boundaBoundary lines. ry line of said city of Morris shall begin at the northeast cor
ner of section number three, (3,) in township number thirtythree, (33,) north, of range number seven, (7,) east of the third principal meridian; running thence west two miles, to the northwest corner of section number four, (4); thence south along the west line of sections number four (4) and nine, (9) to a point four (4) rods south of the top of the south bank of the Illinois river; thence, in an easterly direction, along said bank, following the course of said river, four (4) rods south of the top of the bank of said river, until it intersects the east line of the southeast quarter of section number three (3); thence north, along said east line of section number three, (3,) to the place of beginning.
APPROVED Feb. 12, 1863.
In force February AN ACT to authorize the election of Supervisors in the various wards of the 16, 1863.
city of Springfield, Illinois.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the legal Additional super- voters in the several wards in the city of Springfield shall
be entitled to elect, annually, one supervisor in each ward, in addition to the township supervisor to which the township of Springfield is now entitled to, under the general township organization law; and the several supervisors, so elected, shall be members of the board of supervisors of Sangamon county, and shall have, possess and enjoy all the rights, powers and privileges that are now or hereafter shall be possessed and enjoyed by the several township supervisors of the said county of Sangamon.
$ 2. At the first city election, after the passage of this Making returns. act, held at the time now fixed by law for the election of city officers, each ward shall elect one supervisor, in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations as the city aldermen are now elected; and the returns of said elections shall be made to the town clerk of the town of Springfield, within six days from said election. Said clerk shall immediately make out and deliver certificates of election to the persons who shall be elected in the different wards, in accordance with this act, and the persons so elected shall thereupon enter upon the duties of their office as ward supervisors.
8 3. The board of supervisors of Sangamon county are hereby empowered to provide for as many voting places as may be necessary in Springfield township, and to appoint judges of election in the same.
$ 13. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1863.
AN ACT amendatory of the several acts relating to the City of Quincy, to In force February provide for raising a revenue therein, and regulating costs arising under
14, 1861. the charter and ordinanoes of said city.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for the Election of revecollection of the revenues of said city of Quincy, whether nue collector. general or special, the said city shall compose but one collection district; and at each annual charter election in and for said city, there shall be elected a collector of the revenue for said city; and all laws, ordinances and duties appertaining to the collection of and accounting for city taxes, shall apply to such collector, and he shall perform all the duties required or to be required by law and the charter and ordinances of said city relating to the collection of and accounting for the city taxes. He shall keep a public office during the time of collecting such taxes, at the court house, in said city, or at such place as the city council of said city may designate. Said collector shall give such bond and security as said city council shall direct and require, to be approved by said city council, and filed and recorded in the office of the city clerk of said city.
$ 2. That the said collector of the revenue, and all or Filling vacancies. any of the officers whose election is provided for by the seventh section of the act entitled “An act to confirm an act
entitled 'an act to reduce the law incorporating the city of Quincy, and the several acts amendatory thereof into one act and to amend the same,' approved January 30th, 1857, and to amend the same, and to legalize all acts of the said city under the provisions of said act, or any other acts heretofore passed in respect to the rights or powers of said city," approved January 26th, 1859, shall be subject to the control of the city council of said city; and in case of the death or disability of said collector, or any of the aforesaid officers, the vacancy or vacancies or office shall be filled by appointment by said city council. The person so appointed to such office shall hold the same until the next general
election for city purposes, held in said city. Security for costs $ 3. The city of Quincy shall not be required to give
security for costs in any prosecutions or suits arising under the charter or ordinances of said city.
$ 4. The city council of said city shall have power to levy and collect, annually, taxes on real and personal property within the limits of said city, as follows: On real and
personal property within, or which may hereafter be within Gas light tax.
portions of said city lighted with gas, to meet the expenses thereof, not exceeding twenty-eight cents on each one hundred dollars per annum on the annual assessed value thereof. On all real and personal property within the limits of said city, to meet the expenses of obtaining school grounds, and erecting, repairing, and improving school buildings and school grounds, and providing teachers, and maintaining public schools in said city, and to be devoted exclusively for such purposes, not exceeding twenty-five cents on each one hundred dollars per annum on the annual assessed value thereof: Provided, that no more than eighteen cents on each one hundred dollars aforesaid shall be levied in any year for such purposes without the concurrence of a majority of the votes of the legal voters of said city, to be cast at an election to be ordered by said city council, and held to determine the rate per cent. so to be levied. On all real and personal property within the limits of said city, to pay the debts and meet the general expenses of said city, not exceeding fifty cents on each one hundred dollars per annum on the annual assessed value thereof.
8.5. All laws and parts of laws other than the provisions hereof, touching the levy or collection of taxes on property within said city, except those regulating such collection, and all laws conflicting herewith are hereby repealed; but this act shall not affect taxes of said city relating to streets or alluys, or to licenses, of whatever nature, nor any source of revenue other than taxes upon real or personal property.
86. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 14, 1863.
AN ACT to authorize the City of Galesburg to borrow money, to be appro- In force Februa
priated for the erection of County buildings.
ry, 14, 1863.
tion by mayor.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the mayor and common council of the city of Galesburg, in the county of Knox, are hereby authorized to call an election of Calling of electhe legal voters of said city, at such time and place as they may deem expedient, to vote for or against the borrowing and appropriating such sum of money, by said mayor and common council, as, in their judgment, may be requisite for the purpose of erecting or aiding in the erection of a court house or other county buildings, and procuring a site for the same, which it
may become necessary to erect and procure in case the county seat of the county of Knox shall be by law removed to the city of Galesburg, and to prescribe the form of ballot, and to regulate the proceedings at such election.
§ 2. In case a majority of the legal voters of said city of Galesburg, voting at such election, shall vote in favor of said law and appropriation, specified in section first of this act, it shall then be lawful for the mayor and common coun- Borrowing of mocil of the said city of Galesburg, and they are hereby authorized, to borrow said money, and make such appropriation; and said mayor and common council shall be further authorized to make arrangements, and enter into contract, jointly, with the board of supervisors of said county of Knox, or otherwise, for the erection of said county buildings and purchase of said site.
§ 3. In case a majority of the legal voters, voting at such election, shall vote in favor of said loan and appropriation, it shall be lawful for said mayor and common council to issue bonds to secure said loan, payable at any time, to be Issue of bonds. therein specified, within twenty years, bearing such rate of interest, not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, as may
specified in said bonds; and said bonds, when issued under the authority of said mayor and common council, shall be valid and binding on said city:
§ 4. Said mayor and common council shall have power Levy of tax to to levy such a tax, at such time or times, as they may deem expedient, to be assessed on the real and personal property in said city subject to taxation, as may be necessary to meet and pay said bonds; and said money, so borrowed by said city, for the purpose mentioned in the preceding sections, and to pay all such sums of money as may be authorized to be raised and appropriated by the provisions of this act, and all such expenses as may be incurred in carrying the same into effect; which shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the city taxes of said city of Galesburg are by law authorized to be levied and collected.