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$ 21. The judge of said court may interchange with interesa the judge of any circuit court, in this state, with the same rights, duties and powers as are or may be conferred upon judges of the circuit courts of this state in like cases.

$ 22. In all cases in said court where, by the laws of this Sentence. state, offenders may be sentenced to the county jail, the said judge may, in his discretion, sentence such offenders either to the city or county jail; and in case prisoners are confined in the city jail the city council shall provide for their support.

$ 23. Said court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction in all cases for violation of the ordinances of the city city ordinances. of Sparta or any of them ; and in actions founded on violations of said ordinancs or any of them, and in all criminal actions, for offenses of a less grade than felony, said court shall have original jurisdiction, and upon complaint and information made before the clerk of said court, in the same manner and form as complaint and information is in such cases now made before justices of the peace, shall proceed to hear and determine the same as though it had been brought up by appeal or regularly brought up by a grand jury.

$ 24. Any, vacancy in the office of judge of said court may be filled by election at such times and places as may be appointed by the common council of said city, and the person elected to fill such vacancy shall hold his office until the next regular election for such office as provided by this act.

§ 25. That all docket and jury fees provided by law to be paid in cases ensuing in the circuit court shall be paid and appearance in all suits ensuing in eaid court to the clerk thereof, and all

persons instituting suits in said court, except by appeal, and persons in whose favor judgment shall be entered, by confession, shall, before the filing of any papers or the issuing of process, pay to the clerk of said court the sum of two ($2) dollars as appearance fee, which shall be paid by the clerk into the city treasury immediately after the adjournment of each term of court, which sum of two ($2) dollars shall be taxed by the court in the bill of costs to the unsuccessful party. All expenses attending said court shall be paid by the city of Sparta, except as otherwise provided by this act.

26. The act creating the recorder's court in said city, with all acts amendatory of the same, and all other acts in court abolished. consistent with this act, are hereby repealed; but the said recorder's court shall continue with all acts, powers and privileges until a judge is elected for the common pleas court by this bill created and until said court is duly organized for business, and the act entitled "An act to give uniform organization and jurisdiction to inferior courts of local jurisdiction in the cities in this state,” approved February 10,

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$ 27. This act is declared to be a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. .. In force April 26, 1869.11

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In force April AN ACT supplementary to the several acts relating to towns and cities in 15, 1869. this state which provide for the election of justices of the peace and

police magistrates for a less term than four years.

Section 1, Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all Term of office. acts or parts of acts heretofore passed by the general as

sembly providing for the election of any justices of the peace
or police magistrates, in any cities or towns in this state,
for any term of office less than four years, be and the same
are hereby so amended as to make the term of office of
such justices of the peace and police magistrates four years
instead of the term limited in such acts or parts of acts;
and that all acts which may be hereafter passed providing
. for the election of any justices of the peace or police magis-
trates for any term of office less than four years shall be so
construed as to make the term of office of such justices of
the peace and police magistrates four years instead of the

term limited in such acts. Act to apply.

$ 2, This act shall apply to all acts passed by the general assembly at its present session, incorporating cities and towns.

$ 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 15, 1869.

In force April AN ACT supplemental to soveral acts of the twenty-sixth general assembly 15, 1869.

in relation to the organization of cities and town's. Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so

T.' Be it enacted by the People of the State of much of all acts and parts of acts providing for the organi

zation of cities and towns, passed by the twenty-sixth general assembly, which, by the terms thereof, exempts from taxation any property, other than that used and enjoyed for school, religious and charitable purposes, within the limits of said proposed cities and towns, is hereby repealed.

$ 2. This act shall be a public act, and take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 15, 1869.

AN ACT supplemental to several acts of the twenty-sixth general assembly In force April in relation to the organization of cities and towns.

15, 1869.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of all acts and parts of acts providing for the organization of cities and towns, passed by the twenty-sixth general assembly, which, by the terms thereof, exempts from taxation any property, other than that used and enjoyed for school, religious and charitable purposes, within the limits of said proposed cities and towns, is hereby repealed.

$ 2. This act shall be a public act, and take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 15, 1869.

COUNTY COURTS.

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “An act to amer.d an act establishing In force March

county courts, approved February 12th, 1849, and to extend the juris- 27, 1869. diction of the county courts of Crawford, Jasper, Cumberland, Lawrence, Richland, Clay, Hamilton, Rock Island and Mercer counties," approved February 21st, 1863, so far as said act applies to the county of Crawford.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act of the general assembly extending the jurisdiction of the county courts of Crawford, Jasper, Cumberland, Lawrence, Richland, Clay, tļamilton, Rock Island and Mercer

counties, approved February 21, 1863, 80 far as the same relates to the county court of Crawford county, be and the same is hereby repealed: Provided, that this act shall not prohibit said county court from completing all business now before it under its extended jurisdiction.

$ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act, and take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 27, 1869.

In force June AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of 19, 1869.

the county courts of Grundy and Livingston counties," approved February 15, 1855.

Terms.

Juries.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of said act as applies to Grundy county be and the same is hereby so amended as to abolish the December term of said court, and to change the time of holding the March and September terms thereof to the first Monday of February and October.

$ 2. The board of supervisors of said county shall select the juries for the February and October terms of said court in lieu of the March and September terms, as now fixed by law.

$ 3. Said court may continue ite sessions until all business before it shall be disposed of; and the docket fee provided for in the original act shall be reduced to one

dollar. Repeal. § 1. All acts conflicting herewith are hereby repealed. Judgments, etc.

This act shall not invalidate or impair any judg. ment, order or decree heretofore entered of record in said court, nor shall this act take effect until sixty days after the adjournment of the present general assembly.

APPROVED March 30, 1869.

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{n force March AN ACT to regulate the terms of the county court of LaSalle county, and 6, 1869.

to regulate the practice in said court.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, hereafter, there shall, in each year, be held three terms of the county court of LaSalle county for the transaction of business, jurisdiction whereot' was conferred upon said court by

the act of the general assembly, approved February 27, 1854, entitled "An act to amend an act establishing county courts, approved February 12, 1849, and extending the jurisdiction of the LaSalle, Winnebago, Boone and McHenry county courts," and by the acts of the general assembly, approved February 16, 1865, entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of the county court of LaSalle county”—as follows, viz: One commencing on the first Monday in January, one commencing on third Monday in March, and one commencing on the first Monday in September: Provided, that the March term, A. D. 1869, of said county court shall commence on the first Monday in March, A. D. 1869, as now provided by law.

$ 2. The terms of said court provided for by this act Terms to conand the March term, A. D. 1869, thereof, shall continue tinne open. open for such length of time as the judge thereof shall deem necessary for the transaction of the business: Provided, that nothing in this act or the acts referred to in the first section of this act, shall be so construed as to prevent the said county court, as a court of probate, from transact- Probate court. ing such business, relating to the settlement of estates of deceased or insane persons, minors and insolvent debtors, as now provided by law, at any time during the terms of said court provided for by this act.

$ 3. No plea of the general issue shall be filed, in any Plea of general case instituted in said court, for the collection of money upon promissory notes or bills of exchange, unless the same shall be accompanied with an affidavit

of the defendant, his attorney or agent, that the same is not intended for delay merely, but that justice may be done.

§ 4. The judge of said court may, if he deem it neces- Jury. sary for the transaction of business, require a jury to be summoned and returned for the trying of all issues and matters at the January term of said court, and direct the issuing of process therefor. Traverse jorors, for the March and September terms of said court, shall be selected or ordered to be summoned as now provided by law.

§ 5. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act, so Repeal. far as the same relate to the terms of said court, are hereby repealed.

$ 6. This act shall be a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 6, 1869.

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