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(SENATE BILL No. 128. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend sections 3 and 3a of "An Act to establish and maintain a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Illinois, and making an appropriation for the purchase of land and the construction of the necessary buildings," approved June 26, 1885, as amended. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Sections 3 and 3a of "An Act to establish and maintain a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Illinois, and making an appropriation for the purchase of land and the construction of the necessary buildings," approved June 26, 1885, as amended, are amended to read as follows:

§ 3. All honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the army or navy of the United States in the war of the Rebellion, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, or the World War, and have been residents of this State for two years immediately preceding the date of application for admission to the home, unless the service of applicants is accredited to the State of Illinois, and who are disabled by disease, wound or otherwise and have no adequate means of support, and by reason of such disability are incapable of earning their living, shall be entitled to be admitted to said home, subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the trustees to govern the admission of applicants. Whenever it shall be deemed necessary by the superintendent of the home for preserving order, eniorcing discipline or preserving the health of the inmates, any pensioner residing in said home and accepting its benefits shall deposit with the superintendent of the home his pension money upon receipt of his pension check. In cases where any such pensioner has a wife, child or parent dependent upon him, such pension money shall be sent to such dependent person, and in other cases the same shall be kept on deposit for such pensioner, subject to the direction of the trustees, and all unexpended money shall be paid to the depositor in his final discharge from the home, or to his heirs or legal representatives upon his decease. The provisions herein concerning admission to the home shall apply at all times to inmates to be entitled to remain in said home.

§ 3a. When any person who has been a soldier or a sailor is an inmate or becomes an inmate of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy, the wife of such soldier or sailor shall be admitted as an inmate of said home subject to the rules and regulations of said home governing the admission of applicants:

Provided, said wife, if she be the wife of a soldier or sailor of the war of the Rebellion, the Mexican War or the Spanish-American War, was married to such soldier or sailor or to any other soldier or sailor of any of the said wars at least ten years preceding the date of making

application for admission: And, provided further, said wife shall be of the age of fifty years, or older; or if she be the wife of a soldier or sailor of the World War, if she was married to such soldier or sailor prior to January 1, 1920, provided she has no adequate means of support, and by reason of physical disability, is unable to earn the

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(HOUSE BILL No. 645. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 7 of an Act entitled, "An Act relating to children who are now or may hereafter become dependent, neglected, or delinquent, to define these terms, and to provide for the treatment, control, maintenance, adoption, and guardianship of the persons of such children." (Title as amended by Act approved June 4, 1907, and in force July 1, 1907.)

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 7 of an Act entitled, "An Act relating to children who are now or may hereafter become dependent, neglected, or delinquent, to define these terms, and to provide for the treatment, control, maintenance, adoption, and guardianship of the persons of such children," approved June 4, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 7. If the court shall find any male child under the age of seventeen years or any female child under the age of eighteen years to be dependent or neglected within the meaning of this Act, the court may allow such child to remain at its own home subject to the friendly visitation of a probation officer, and if the parent, parents, guardian or custodian consent thereto, or if the court shall further find that the parent, parents, guardian or custodian of such child are unfit or improper guardians or are unable or unwilling to care for, protect, train, educate or discipline such child, and that it is for the interest of such child and the people of this State that such child be taken from the custody of its parents, custodian or guardian, the court may make an order appointing as guardian of the person of such child, some reputable citizen of good moral character and order such guardian to place such child in some suitable family home or other suitable place, which such guardian may provide for such child or the court may enter an order committing such child to some suitable State institution, organized for the care of dependent or neglected children or to some training school or industrial school or to some association embracing in its objects the purpose of caring for or obtaining homes for neglected or dependent children, which association shall have been accredited as hereinafter provided.

Whenever a child is committed under the terms of this Act to an association embracing in its objects the purpose of caring for or obtaining homes for neglected or dependent children, which association shall have been duly accredited as provided by law; the court may enter an order upon the county to pay to such association in accordance with the terms of the decree of commitment, such amount of money as may be necessary for the tuition, maintenance and care of such child, and upon the accredited officer of such association rendering proper account therefor, quarterly, the county board shall allow and order the same paid out of the county treasury; provided, that none of the moneys so paid to such association shall be used for any purpose other than the tuition, maintenance and care of such child. Provided, that no charge shall be made against the county on account of any dependent child in the care thereof who has been by such association put out to a trade or employment; provided, however, that no county shall be chargeable as provided in this section for the support of a dependent or neglected child unless such child is a resident of the county, except where the parent, parents or guardian of such child are unknown or where the child's place of residence can not be learned: And, provided further, that before the entry of an order upon the county to pay for the support of such dependent or neglected child, the court shall find that the president or chairman of the county board. has had due notice of the pendency of said cause.

If the parent or parents of such dependent or neglected child. are poor and unable to properly care for the said child, but are otherwise proper guardians and it is for the welfare of such child to remain. at home, the court may enter an order finding such facts and fixing the amount of money necessary to enable the parent or parents to properly care for such child, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the county. board, through its county agent or otherwise, to pay to such parent or parents at such times as said order may designate the amount so specified for the care of such dependent or neglected child until the further order of the court.

APPROVED June 21, 1923.

CITIES AND VILLAGES.

ANNEXING AND EXCLUDING TERRITORY.

1. Adds section 9A to Act of 1872.

§ 9A. Territory lying along

boundary line of ad

joining cities-Map.

(HOUSE BILL No. 555. FILED JULY 7, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend "An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages, and to unite cities, towns and villages," approved April 10, 1872, by adding thereto, a section to be known as section 9a.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

Section 1. That "An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages and to unite cities, towns and villages," be amended, by adding thereto, a section to be known as section 9a, to read as follows:

§ 9a. Whenever it is desired to exclude from one of two adjoining cities and annex to the other of such adjoining cities, any territory lying along the boundary line between said two cities and said territory is not in the possession of or occupied by private persons or corporations, such exclusion and annexation may be accomplished by the adoption of an ordinance providing for such exclusion by the city council of the city desiring to exclude such territory and by the adoption of an ordinance providing for the annexation of such territory by the city council of the city desiring to annex said territory and upon the adoption of such ordinances by both cities, said territory shall be deemed to have been excluded from the one city and annexed to the other, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the mayor of each city to cause an accurate map of such excluded territory or added territory, as the case may be, together with the ordinance for exclusion or annexation, properly certified by the respective mayors and clerks, to be filed for record in the recorder's office, for the county in which such excluded or added territory is situated.

FILED July 7, 1923.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, the General Assembly having adjourned sine die on June 30, 1923. and he having filed the same in my office on this date without signature or objections, it has therefore became a law.

Witness my hand this 7th day of July, A. D. 1923.

§ 1.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON,

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AN ACT legalizing certain bond elections and bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: In all cases where an election

has heretofore, and prior to the passage of this Act, been held in any city, village or town to authorize the issuance of bonds of that municipality and a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition have voted in favor thereof, and said election was conducted in conformity with the law governing such elections in all respects, except that the designations of the polling places for which the ballots were prepared were omitted upon the back or outside of the ballots used at said election, said elections are legalized and the said bonds so submitted at such election, if otherwise legal, are hereby validated and confirmed.

§ 2. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. APPROVED March 27, 1923.

BONDS-VALIDATION.

1. Certain city bonds validated.

(HOUSE BILL No. 383.

§ 2. Emergency. APPROVED MAY 23, 1923.)

AN ACT to validate the authorization of city bonds.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

Section 1. Whenever any city, by ordinance duly adopted not more than two (2) years prior to the date of the passage of this Act, has provided for the issuance of its bonds, and the voters of such city voting at an election held therein, have approved of the issuance of such bonds by a majority vote and such city has made provision for the levy of a tax sufficient to pay interest on such bonds and the principal thereof within twenty (20) years; bonds so authorized, when sold and delivered, are hereby declared to be valid and legally binding obligations of such city although notice of the election at which the proposition to issue the bonds was voted upon did not set out such ordinance in full or refer to the same but did state the amount of bonds to be issued and the purpose thereof.

§ 2. Because municipal bonds have been authorized but cannot be sold on account of certain defects in the election notices, which condition will be remedied by the passage of this Act, and because the refusal of buyers to purchase such bonds on account of such defect in the notices delays the making of needed improvements, an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED May 23, 1923.

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