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AN ACT to change the times of holding courts in the eighteenth judicial In force April circuit.

19, 1869.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, here. after, the circuit courts in the several counties composing Times of holdsaid circuit shall be held at the usual places of holding courts in said counties, to commence at the times following, viz: In the county of Montgomery, on the fourth Monday of February, and on the third Monday after the fourth Monday in August. In the county of Macoupin, on the third Monday after the fourth Monday in February, and on the fourth Monday in August, and on the first Monday in December. In the county of Christian, on the sixth Monday after the fourth Monday in February, and on the sixth Monday after the fourth Monday in August.

3 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs, sub- Return of pro penas, recognizances and other process which have been or may hereafter be issued, returnable to the terms of the eircait court in the said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnablo to the terms of the circuit court in said counties, as herein required to be holden; and all notices which may have been given, by publication or otherwise, with reference to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as required to be held under this act; and all proceedings in circuit courts of the said counties shall be taken np and proceeded with as if no alteration had been made in the times of holding said court.

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

APPROVED April 19, 1869.

AN ACT to attach Johnson county to the nineteenth judicial circuit.

In force March

11, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county of Johnson be and the same hereby is detached from the twenty-sixth judicial circuit, and attached to and made a part of the nineteenth judicial circuit.

§ 2. "The times for holding courts in said county of Johnson shall be the second Mondays in June and December of each year.

§ 5. This act shall be a pnblic act, and take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

In force March AN ACT to fix the times of holding courts in the nineteenth and twenty11, 1869.

sixth circuits, and in the county of Union.

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

Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Times of hold- circuit court shall be held in the counties composing the ing court.

nineteenth judicial circuit, at the following times, to-wit:

In the county of Alexander, on the first Monday of April, the first Monday of July, the third Monday of September and the third Monday of January.

In the county of Pope, on the third Monday in March and first Monday in September.

In the county of Massac, on the first Monday in May, and third Monday in October.

In the county of Pulaski, on the third Monday in May, and first Monday in November.

In the county of Johnson, on the third Monday in June and first Monday in December.

And in the counties composing the twenty-sixth judicial circuit, the circuit court shall be held at the following times, to-wit:

In the county of Franklin, on the second Monday in March and fourth Monday in August.

In the county of Williamson, on the fourth Monday in March and the second Monday in September.

In the county of Saline, on the second Monday in April and fourth Monday in September.

In the county of Hardin, on the fourth Monday in April and second Monday in October.

In the county of Gallatin, on the first Monday in May and fourth Monday in October.

And the circuit court of Union county shall be held on the second Monday in June and second Monday of De

cember. Exceptions.

§ 2. This act shall not apply to the spring terms, in the year 1869, for the counties of Franklin, Williamson and

Saline and Union. Return of pro

$ 3. All writs, recognizances, process and notices, which may have been or may be issued or published, and made returnable to the terms of any of said circuit courts, as now fixed by law, shall be deemed and taken as returnable to said courts, as they are herein required to be held.

cess.

$ 4. The secretary of state is required to send a certi- Ceršified copy. fied copy of this act to the clerk of the circuit court of each county named in this act.

$ 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

AN ACT to regulate the time of holding courts in the twentieth judicial In force Feb. circuit, and to provide for an official reporter in said circuit.

19, 1869,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the regular terms of the circuit court in the twentieth judicial Terms. circuit shall be held as follows: In the county of Kankakee, on the tirst Tuesday in April, the third Tuesday in September and the first Tuesday in December. In the county of Iroquois, on the first Tuesday in March, the third Tuesday in June, and the first Tuesday in November. In the county of Livingston, on the first Tuesday in January, on the first Tuesday in May, and the second Tuesday in October.

$ 2. All processes issued and made returnable to the Process. terms of said circuit court, as heretofore provided by law, shall be deemned and taken as returnable to the next ensuing term, as provided for in this act.

$ 3. The regular grand jury, in each of the counties of Grand jury. said circnit, shall be convened as follows: In the county of Kankakee, at the regular term in December. In the county of Iroquois, at the regular term in November. In the county of Livingston, at the regular term in January. $ 4. In any civil action in the circuit court of said cir- Short-band re

porting cuit, whenever both parties to said action, or their counsel or attorney, shall desire a short-hand report of the evidence, or any proceedings therein, if the judge shall deem thé case a fit one to be reported, said judge shall direct and appoint some suitable and competent person to act as such reporter, who shall be sworn to fully and impartially report said evidence or proceedings; and it shall be the duty of said official short-hand reporter to take full phonographic notes of said evidence or proceedings, and the same, if desired by either or both of said parties to said cause, shall be fairly and fully transcribed. The charges for taking said phonographic notes, and for the transcription thereof when made, shall be estimated and certified by said judge, and when so certified, shall be forth with paid, under the order of the court, by the party on whose behalf the same was ordered, and the annount so paid shall be allowed and

taxed as costs in said cause : Provided, however, that said transcription, when paid for, shall be filed with the papers in said cause, subject to be used by the respective parties, as the court 'shall" direct: And, provided, moreover, that upon a failure to pay said charges, under such order of court, the party or parties so failing may be proceeded against by attachment, as in other cases for non-compliance

with the orders of the court. Report in $ 5. Whenever, in any criminal case in said court, the criminal cases.

judge, on behalf of the accused, or the prosecuting attorney, on behalf of the people, shall deem the cause a proper one to be reported, he may appoint an official short-hand reporter, who shall be sworn, as provided in section four of this act; and it shall be the duty of said short-hand reporter to take full phonographic notes of the evidence or proceedings in such case, and the same, if desired, to be forth with fairly and fully transcribed, and the said transcription, when so made, to be filed in said court, among the papers in said cause. The charges for taking said notes and for the transcription thereof, when made, to be estimated and certified by said judge and prosecuting attorney; and, when so certified, the same shall be paid by the connty treasurer of the county iri which said cause shall be tried, upon the written order of said judge, ont of any contingent funds of the county on hand in his office.

$ 6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 19, 1869.

In force Marc AN ACT to extend the powers of the judge of the 22d judicial circuit in 25, 1869.

vacation.

SEOTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the judge of the twenty-second judicial circuit shall have power, in vacation, to hear and determine motions, to dissolve injunctions, to make any and all necessary orders to carry into effect any decree previously entered in any cause in said circuit; to grant and order the issuance of writs of possession or writs of assistance, and any and all other writs which may be necessary or proper to carry into effect any such decree, and to order the issuance of writs of certiorari, in all cases, as fully and with like effect as if any such orders were made at any regular term of court in said circuit. Any vacation order, so made, shall be signed by the judge, and filed and entered of record by the clerk

of the court in which the proceeding shall be had, and, when so filed, shall have like force and effect as if such order were made at a regular term of the court, from the date of such filing. Any party applying to the judge for any such order shall give the opposite party, or his attorney of record, at least five days' notice of such intended application.

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

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

AN ACT for an additional term of the circuit court in St. Clair county. In force March

29, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, hereafter, a term of the circuit court shall be held in the county Term—Process. of St. Clair on the first Monday of August, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and in each year, on the day above mentioned, thereafter, which said term of court shall be exclusively held for and devoted to the trial of criminal and chancery causes; and all writs, subpenas, processes, recognizances or appeals in or relating to business of a criminal nature, after the last preceding term, shall refer and be returnable to the term of said court to be held on the first Monday in August, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, as aforesaid.

§ 2. And no civil cases, except chancery cases, or natu- Business taken ralization of foreigners, and such other civil business as is "P. or may be required to be entered on the people's docket, shall be taken up or disposed of at any term of said court specitied in the first section of this act, unless by consent of both parties.

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 29, 1869.

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