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to agree upon said valuation, then it shall be the duty of said commitiee of tive appointed by this act to select some one competent person, wlio is not a resident of said county, and the said corporate authorities of the town of Eureka to select a like competent and disinterested person, and they two to select a third like competent, disinterested person, whose duty it shall be to meet at Metamora, in said county, on some day to be fixed by them, and, after being sworn by some justice of the peace, shall proceed to view said court house and jail and agree upon the present cash value, which amount so agreed upon shall be the amount to be paid or to be secured to be paid to said board of supervisors of said county, to be expended by them in erecting new public buildings for the use of said county; said court house, when built, to be on said public square, in said town of Eureka. Nothing in this shall hinder, prevent or delay the removal of said county seat: Provided, the vote shall be in favor of removal.

$ 5. If a majority of the legal voters of said county shall vote for removal, the board of supervisors of said county shall have power and it is hereby made their duty to proceed, without unnecessary delay to raise money either by taxation or otherwise, which money, so raised, shall, with the funds already herein provided for, be expended in the erection of suitable court house and jail in said county.

§ 6. There shall be made and kept, for the use of the election herein provided for, a register of the voters of said county, said register to be made and kept as registers for other elections, as now by law provided.

§ 7. This act shall be deemed a publc act, and shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 9, 1569.

Building funds.

Register voters.

COUNTIES.

In force March

15, 1869.

AN ACT to enable counties to establish County Normal Schools.:

SEOTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in each county adopting township organization, the board of super

is vested.

visors, and in other counties the county court, inay establish County nora county pormal school for the purpose of litting teachers how established for the common schools. That they shall be authorized to levy taxes and appropriate moneys for the support of said schools, and also for the purchase of necessary grounds and buildings, furniture, apparatus, etc., and to hold and acquire, by gift or purchase, either from individuals or corporations, any real estate, buildings or other property, for the use of said schools, said tases to be levied and collected as all other county taxes: Provided, that, in counties not under township organization, county covris shall not be authorized to proceed under the provisions of this act uptil the subject sball have been submitted to a vote of the people, at a general election, and it shall appear that a majority of all the votes cast on the subject, at said election, shall be in favor of the establishment of a county normal school. The ballots used in voting on this subject may read “for a county pormal school," or "against a county pormal school.”

$ 2. The management and control of said schools shall Where control be in a county board of education, consisting of not less than five por more than eight persons, of which board, the chairman of the board of supervisors or the judge of the county court, as the case may be, and the county superintendent of schools, shall be, ex officio, members. The other members shall be chosen by the board of supervisors or county court, and shall hold their offices for the term of three years. But at the first election one-third shall be chosen for one year, one-third for two years, and one-third for three years, and thereafter one-third shall be elected annually. Said elections shall be held at the annual meeting of the board of supervisors in September, or at the September term of the county court, as the case may be.

§ 3. Said board of education shall bave power to hire Powers teachers, and to make and enforce all needful rules and board - organlregulations for the management of said schools. A majority of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a meeting of said board may be called at any time by the president or secretary, or by any three of the members thereof. Said board shall proceed to organize, within twenty days after their appointment, by electing a president, wbo shall bold his office for one year, and until his successor shall be appointed. The county superintendent sball be, ex-officio, secretary of the board. Said board shall make to the board of supervisors, at their annual meeting in September, or to the county court at the September term, as the case may be, a full report of the condition and expenditures of said covóty normal school, together with an estimate of the expenses of said school for the ensuing year.

$ 4. Two or more counties may unite in establishing a Cornties may normal school, in which case the per cent. of tax levied for

unite. the support of said school shall be the same in each county.

of

zatiob-report.

Schools 'heretofore established legalized.

§ 5. In all counties that have already established normal schools, the action of the board of supervisors in so doing, and all appropriations made by them for their support, are hereby legalized; and said boards of supervisors are hereby authorized and empowered to make further appropriations for the support of such schools already established, until such schvols shall have been established under the previous sections of this act.

§ 6. No member of the aforesaid county board of education shall be entitled to compensation for services rendered as a member of such board.

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

APPROVED March 15, 1869.

No componsation allowed.

In force March AN ACT to authorize county courts and boards of supervisors to vacate 25, 1869.

streets and alleys, or parts thereof, in unincorporated towns and villages,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the To vacate on county court or, in counties adopting township organizapetition. tion, the board of supervisors of any county in this state,

upon the petition of the owner or owners of the adjoining property, shall have the same power to vacate the streets and alleys, or parts thereof, in any unincorporated town or village, or laid out upon or by any town or village plat or addition thereto, of such county, the territory of which shall not lie within the limits or under the jurisdiction of any incorporated city, town or village, as is vested by the general laws of this state in the corporate authorities of cities and incorporated towns and villages within their respective

jurisdiction. Previous notice. § 2. ^ Before acting on such petition, notice of the time

and place when and where the same shall be presented, shall be given by publishing such notice four weeks successively, previous to presenting said petition, in a newspaper published in said county, and posting copies of such notice, four weeks previous to presenting such petition, in three of the inost public places within the limits of the ter ritory laid out or described by such plat or addition, or in three of the most public places in the neighborhood thereof. The certificate of the printer or publisher of such newspaper

shall be sufficient proof of publication.

$ 3. Upon filing for record, in the office of the clerk of filing certified

the circuit court of such county, a certified copy of the

Effect

upon

copy.

order, the street or alley, or part thereof, declared or ordered by such county court or board of supervisors to be vacated, shall be deemed and become vacant, and the right to the public therein shall cease and vest in the owners of the real estate adjoining the same. The costs of such vacation and record shall be taxed upon and paid by the owners of the adjoining property petitioning for such vacation.

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

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'an In force March

act to perfect the line between Rock Island and Whiteside counties.'»

29, 1869.

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 annend an act entitled ' an act to perfect Repoal. the line between Rock Island and Whiteside counties,'approved March 4th, 1854, is hereby repealed.

$ 2. This act shall not affect the collection of taxes for Taxes of 1898 the year 1868, as levied in said county of Rock Island.

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

APPROVED March 29, 1869.

not .

AN ACT to repeal section two of an act entitled "An act giving the coun. In force March

ties of Alexander and Pul iski concurrent jurisdiction over Cache river, and for other purposes," approved February 21, 1867.

23, 1869.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section number two of an act entitled "An act giving the counties ot' Alexander and Pulaski concurrent jurisdiction over Cache river, and for other purposes," approved February 21, 1867, which said section repeals all acts declaring Cache river a navigable stream, be and the same is hereby repealed; and all acts repealed by said section number two are hereby re-enacted, and declared to be in full force and virtue.

$ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

In force April AN ACT to authorize the election of a county surveyor for Brown county.

5, 1869.

Election.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the qualified electors of Brown county be and they are hereby authorized to elect, at the time bereinafter mentioned, a county surveyor for said county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Samuel S. Black, late county surveyor for said county; said election shall be held at the several places of voting in the several towns of said county, at the same time of holding the next town meetings in said county for the election of town officers.

§ 2. The returns of such election shall be returned and canvassed in the same manner as they are at general elections; and an act entitled “An act for the registry of electors, and to prevent fraudulent voting,” approved February 15, 1865, shall not apply to said election.

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

APPROVED April 5, 1869.

Election returns

In force March AN ACT to facilitate the assessment of real estate in the county of St. 8, 1869.

Clair,

Recorder

to

assessor,

Plats.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the

recorder of the county of St. Clair is hereby required to deliver deeds to deliver to the county assessor, when required by him, with

in one day after the same shall have been recorded and compared, all deeds and other instruments in writing filed in the recorder's office, by which auy change of ownership is made in any of the real estate of St. Clair county.

§ 2. The assessor of said county shall have plats prepared, said plats to be paid for by an appropriation of the county court out of funds in the treasury in St. Clair county not otherwise appropriated, of all the lands in said county; said plats to be kept at the assessor's office for the use of the assessor in the assessment of real estate in said county, and the assessor shall, without any unnecessary delay, make such changes upon the said plats in his office as said deeds may require, and forth with return said deeds to the recorder.

§ 3. If said assessor shall fail to return said deeds turn deeds. within two days after being delivered to him by the record

er, he shall be subject to a fine of five dollars for each and

Assegsor to re

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