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4. Notice of the sale of such lands sball be given in the same manner as provided in section 2 of this act.

§ 5. The proceeds of the sale of such lands may be used to pay indebtedness of such association, or for purchasing other lands for burial purposes, or for ornamenting or improving such cemetery, as the trustees, or other officers having control of tbe same, may determine.

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

CITIES.

APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF CITY OFFICERS.

$ 1. Appointment and removal of city officers.
§ 2. Approval and reto power of mayor.
$3. Passage over mayor's veto.

1 $ 4. Emergency.

In force April 10, 1875.

An Act concerning the appointment and removal of city officers in all cities

in this State, conferring additional powers and duties upon mayors, and concerning appropriation bills or ordinances that may be passed in such cities.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, In all cities in this state, the mayors thereof shall have power to appoint all city officers (whose election by the voters of such city is not provided for by law), by and with the consent of the city council, (or in case the legislative authority consists of two houses, then by and with the consent of the board of councilmen,) by a vote of a majority of all its members authorized by law to be elected, to be taken by yeas and pays, and entered upon its records. And the mayor sball also have power to remove any officer so appointed, whenever, in his opinion, the interests of the city requires such removal; he shall report such removal, with his reasons therefor, to the council, (or in case the legislative authority consists of two houses, then to the board of councilmen,) at its next regular meeting; and if the council by a two-thirds vote shall, (or if the board of councilmen shall by a majority vote) of all its members authorized by law to be elected, by yeas and nays to be entered upon its record, disapprove of such removal, such officer shall thereby become restored to the office from which he was so removed ; but he shall give new bonds, and take a new oath of office. The mayor may appoint any suitable person to discharge the duties of the office from which he shall bave removed any officer, until his successor is appointed and qualified, or such officer restored to office in the manner aforesaid.

§ 2. All ordinances passed by the city council shall, before they take effect, be deposited in tbe office of the city clerk, and if the mayor ap. proves thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he shall not approve he shall return to the council, with his objections thereto, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the council, occurring not less than five days after the passage thereof. Such veto may extend to any one or more items or appropriations contained in any ordinance, and in case the veto only extends to a part of such ordinance, the residue thereof shall take effect and be in force; but in case the mayor sball fail to return any ordinance, with his objections thereto, by the time aforesaid, he shall be deemed to have approved such ordinance, and the same shall take effect accordingly.

§ 3. Upon the return of any ordinance by the mayor, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the council; and if, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of all the members elected to the city council shall agree, by yeas and nays, to pass the same, it shall go into effect, notwithstanding the mayor may refuse to approve thereof. The vote to pass the same over the mayor's veto shall be taken by yeas and nays, and entered on the journal.

& 4. Whereas, the legislative authorities in many cities pass their appropriation bills before the first day of July next, and mayors have no power to veto a part of such appropriation or ordinance, wherefore an emergency exists : therefore, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 10, 1875.

POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND.

$ 1. Amend section 1, act 1874—how fund created. In force July 1, 1875. AN ACT to amend section one of an act entitled "An act to provide a fund

for the relief of members of police and fire departments in incorporated cities, wounded or disabled in the discharge of their duties, and for the relief of the surviving family of any member of said departments that may be killed while on duty," approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That section one of an act entitled “An act to provide a fund for the relief of members of police and fire departments in incorporated cities, wounded or disabled in the discharge of their duties, and for the relief of the surviving family of any member of said departments killed while on duty,” approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be and the same is hereby amended so that hereafter it shall read as follows:

"The corporate authorities of all cities in this state may provide, by ordinance, that all moneys received from fiues inflicted upon members of the police and fire departments for a violation of the rules or regula. tions of the service, and all fines recovered because of conviction for a violation of the fire ordinances, and all moneys accruing from the sale of unclaimed stolen property, shall be paid into the treasury of the city where collected, and kept apart as a fund, to be called the •Police and Firemen's Relief Fund, for the benefit of the disabled members of the above mentioned departments of such cities."

APPROVED April 13, 1875.

§ 1. Amend section 2 of act of 1874.

1 $ 2. To be appropriated for disabled men.

In force July 1, 1875. AN ACT to amend section two of an act entitled "An act to provide a fund

for the relief of members of police and fire departments in incorporated cities, wounded or disabled in the discharge of their duties, and for the relief of the surviving family of any member of said departments that may be killed while on duty," approved March 24, 1874

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 a fund for the relief of members of police and fire departments in incorporated cities, wounded or disabled in the discharge of their duties, and for the relief of the surviving family of any member of said departments killed while on duty," approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be and the same is hereby amended so that hereafter it shall read as follows;

"S 2. Whenever any member of either of said departments shall, while in the discharge of his duties as a member or officer of such service, suffer wounds, or in any other manner become disabled so as to be unfit for further service, the corporate authorities of such city shall ap. propriate, out of such fund for his benefit, such an amount or amounts of money as to them may seem just and reasonable : Provided, however, in all cities where there does now or may hereafter exist a chartered benevolent society, composed of police or firemen of such city, the corporate authorities may annually appropriate to the treasurer of such soci. ety its equitable portion of all moneys that may be in the treasury of such city to the credit of said fund, to be used for the benefit of its members.

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

RE-ORGANIZATION OF CITIES.

ARTICLE I.

I § 3. Board of councilors—board of aldermen

eligibility. ORGANIZATION.

§ 4. Eligibility to office. $1. How city may adopt this act-Notice of election.

§ 5. Oath of office. $ 2. Ballot.

$ 6. Bond of comptroller. $ 3. Conducting election-canvassing vote-re- § 7. Penalty for not qualifying as councilor or turns-result-when act may be again

alderman. submitted.

1 § 8. Mayor's cabinet. $ 4. City and wards-limits not changed by adop- $ 9. Duties of members of cabinet. tion of act.

§ 10. Letting contracts. $ 5. Court to take notice of re-organization-all

laws not inconsistent with this act to con. 911. Limitation on making contracts, sales, etc. tinue in force.

i § 12. Calling a cabinet meeting. $ 6. Corporate pame-powers-provisions of old charter saved.

ARTICLE III 97. Prior ordinances to remain in force until, etc. OFFICERS-THEIR ELECTION AND AP § 8. Rights of old corporation to vest in new.

POINTMENT. $9. Certificate of re-organization recorded, etc.

§ 1. Elections.

§ 2. Appointment of officers. ARTICLE II.

§ 3. General ticket-term of office-eligibility. THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. § 4. Term of office of councilors. § 1. Officers and agents.

$ 5. Aldermen elected by wards. § 2. Common council--how composed.

$ 6. Minority representation.

8 7. Vacancy in office of councilman or alderman./ $ 18. To keep l'ecord. § 8. Tie vote.

§ 19. To keep money-office-account book. § 9. Qualification of voters.

$ 20. Warrants—how made. $ 10. Notice of election-voting_canvass of votes

$ 21. Separate accounts. - contesting election.

§ 22. Reports. $ 11. How election to fill vacancy conducted $ 23. Montbly statements-settlements. city to pay expenses.

24. Treasurer to give bond. $ 12. Elected for unexpired term.

THE CITY CLERK.
ARTICLE IV.

§ 25. Duties and powers.
COMMON COUNCIL.

26. Deputies. $ 1. Two houses.

$ 27. Clerk to keep record, etc. 2. President-clerk.

THE COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION AND § 3. Rules-expulsion-quorum.

CITY ATTORNEY. $ 4. Journal.

$ 28. Duties of corporation. § 5. Meetings.

$ 29. Further duties. 6. No compensation.

THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. § 7. Ordinance, etc.-how passed-veto.

$ 30. Duties. § 8. Where ordinance, etc. must originate-vote required.

§ 31. Deputies. § 9. General powers of council.

$ 32. Bond of commissioners. § 10. Open doors

THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH. § 11. Yeas and nays-record-vote required.

1 $ 33. Powers. § 12. Reconsideration of vote.

34. Deputies. § 13. Salaries of officers and employees.--removal

$ 35. Oaths. of employees, etc. $ 14. Council may prescribe other duties-re

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. quire bonds-police courts.

$36. Duties and powers. § 15. Limitation of taxing power.

§ 37. To have control of police force-how police $ 16. Finance committee-powers transferred.

force constituted-removals.

$ 38. Recommendations. ARTICLE V.

§ 39. Increase of police force. OFFICERS-MAYOR.

$ 40. Deputy. § 1. Mayor-term of office.

$ 41. Oath and bond of police commissioner. 62. Who eligible to office of mayor.

POLICE CLERKS. § 3. Mayor to advise council-dutios.

§ 42. Mayor to appoint. § 4. To approve ordinance, etc.-veto.

§ 43. Duties. § 5. Special meetings of common council.

$ 44. Daily reports--pay over money. § 6. Vacancy in office of mayor.

| 45. Penalty. $ 7. Veto of whole or part of appropriation bill.

FIRE COMMISSIONER. § 8. Appointment of officers. 8 9. Appointment of officers-filling vacancy.

§ 46. Duties and powers.

i § 47. Fire marshals-officers to obey commis. § 10. Removal of officer.

sioner. $ 11. Pardon by mayor.

$ 48. Commissioner may make rules-removals. $ 12.' Pulicemen to attend council meetings. CITY COMPTROLLER.

ARTICLE VI. § 13. Annual report and estimate.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. $ 14. Monthly statements.

§ 1. Duties of officers under old charter con. S 15. To examine reports, etc.

tinued, ete. $ 16. To audit accounts.

§ 2. Act of 1872 rejected, election under this aot. 12 May administer oaths_further duties in an. 3. Act of 1872 not repealed. diting accounts.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN Act to provide for the re-organization of cities.

ARTICLE I.

ORGANIZATION. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any city in this state may re-organize under this act, in manner following: Whenever one-eighth of the legal voters of any such city shall petition the mayor thereof to submit

the question as to whether such city shall become re-organized under this act to a vote of the electors in such city, it shall be the duty of such mayor to present such petition to the common council of such city, at its next regular meeting; and such petition shall contain, opposite the signature of each and every signer thereto, his place of residence. And it shall be the duty of such common council, within twenty days after such petition shall have been presented to its body, to subunit, by ordinance or resolution, the question as to whether such city shall become re-organized under this act, to a vote of the electors of such city; and said common council shall also, at the same meeting, appoint a time, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after the passage of such ordinance or resolution, when such vote shall be taken; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of such city to forth with certify and deliver a copy of such ordinance or resolution to the county board of the county in which such city is situated, whereupon it shall be the duty of said county board to define the election precincts, to designate the place or places at which such vote may be taken, and to appoint as many judges of such election for each voting place as they may deem necessary. And it shall be the duty of the county clerk of such county to give at least ten days' notice of such election, by publishing a notice thereof in one or more newspapers within such city; but if no newspaper is published therein, then by posting at least five copies of such notice in each ward. The notices may be substantially as follows:

"Notice is hereby given that on (here give the date), at (here give the place or places at which the vote will be taken), in the city of (give name of city), an election will be held, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of said city the question as to whether said city shall become re-organized under an act of the general assembly, entitled (here give the title of the act), passed (give date of passage), and approved (give date of approval), and whether said city will or not adopt a minority representation in the common council, which said election will be opened at eight o'clock in the morning, and continue open until seven o'clock in the evening of that day."

§ 2. The manner of voting at such election shall be by ballot, and the ballots to be used at such election shall be in the following form : “For re-organization under the general law of 1875," and "Against reorganization under the general law of 1875." And every such ballot shall be printed or written, or partly printed and partly written, upon plain white paper.

$ 3. The manner of conducting and voting at elections held for the purpose of determining the question as to whether any city shall reorganize under this act, and of canvassing the votes, shall be the same as required in an election for county officers ; and also, that the judges of such election shall make a return of the votes to the common council, whose duty it shall be to canvass such returns, and cause the result of such canvass to be entered upon the record of such city. If a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be for re-organization under this act, this act shall take effect and be in force in such city, so far as to authorize the electiou of officers hereunder, as provided for in section 1, article 3, of this act. But the city officers in office at the time of the adoption of this act, shall continue to exercise and discharge the duties of their respective offices under the charter of such city in force prior to such adoption; aud such charter shall reinain in force, except

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