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WHEREAS, Said land is indispensable to the Sanitary District of Elgin as a part of a tract necessary for the construction of a sewage disposal plant which the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois has ordered built to eliminate the pollution of the Fox River; and, WHEREAS, Said land constitutes a part of the only available tract possible to be secured adjacent to the said city of Elgin for the purpose of constructing a sewage disposal plant; and,

WHEREAS, A large portion of the property used by the Elgin State Hospital is situated within the confines of said Sanitary District of Elgin and the construction of said sewage transposal plant would be of great benefit to the State of Illinois should the State of Illinois desire in the future to dispose of its sewage and refuse through said sanitary district; and,

WHEREAS, The growth of said Elgin State Hospital is increasing with great rapidity and it will be necessary in the near future to provide means for disposing of the sewage and refuse of said institution; now, therefor,

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

SECTION 1. All the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois. in and to the following described tract, piece or parcel of land, situated in Kane County, Illinois, to-wit:

Description of land now owned by the State of Illinois on the east side of Fox River. That part of Sections 24 and 25; Township 41 North Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Commencing at a point in the westerly line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company 183.5 feet southerly along said westerly line from the north line of said section 25, for a place of beginning (said point being 176.88 feet southerly at right angles from said north line of said section 25), thence westerly parallel with the north line of said section 25 to the easterly bank of Fox River; thence 13 degrees 30 minutes west along said easterly bank 181.5 feet to a point on the north line of said section 25, 920.7 feet westerly along said north line from the westerly line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company; thence, north 25 degrees 45 minutes east along said easterly bank of Fox River, 510.18 feet; thence north 34 degrees 15 minutes east 627.0 feet; thence south 74 degrees 0 minutes east 443.52 feet to the westerly line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company; thence, southerly, along said westerly line to the place of beginning 19.75 acres; be and the same is hereby granted, quit claimed and conveyed to the Sanitary District of Elgin upon the payment by grantee into the State treasury of the sum of $3,950. However, if the Sanitary District of Elgin fails to use this land for its corporate purposes within a period of two years after it acquires title or if its use for such purposes is abandoned title thereto shall revert to the State of Illinois.

Upon payment being made as above provided a patent shall be issued under the great seal of the State by the Governor and Secretary

of State conveying to the Sanitary District of Elgin the certain tract, piece or parcel of land described in this Act on the condition above set forth.

§ 2. If at any time in the future it is deemed advisable by the State of Illinois, or any authorized agency thereof, that sewage from the Elgin State Hospital shall be disposed of, and treated by the works to be provided and operated by said Sanitary District of Elgin, the State of Illinois shall have the right to make necessary connections with said Sanitary District works upon payment at the time of making said connections of the amount of assessment that would now have been made had the property of the State been included as a part of the District and an assessment of benefits at this time levied.

3. Inasmuch as th Sanitary District of Elgin has been organized and commissioners appointed, but the construction of the project is necessarily delayed pending the conveyance authorized by this Act, an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect upon its passage. APPROVED June 9, 1923.

§ 1.

LANDS OUTSIDE DRAINAGE DISTRICTS.

Amends section 58, Act of 1879.

§ 58. Assessing lands benefited
outside of district.

(HOUSE BILL No. 283. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees across the lands of others for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes and to provide for the organization of drainage districts," approved May 29, 1879, in force May 29, 1879, as subsequently amended by amending section fifty-eight (58) thereof.

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

SECTION 1. That an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees across the lands of others for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes and to provide for the organization of drainage districts," approved May 29, 1879, in force May 29, 1879, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section fifty-eight (58) to read as follows:

§ 58. Any land lying outside of the drainage district as organized, the owner or owners of which shall thereafter make connection with the main ditch or drain or with any ditch or drain within the district as organized or whose lands are or will be benefited by the work of such district, shall be deemed to have made voluntary application to be included in such drainage district; and thereupon the commissioners shall make complaint in writing, setting forth a description of such land or lands, benefited, and amount of benefits, the name of the owner or owners thereof, also a description of the drain or ditch making connection with the ditches of such district, as near as may be, and file said complaint in the County Court or before a justice of the peace.

The court or justice of the peace shall fix a day, not less than fifteen days from such filing, when he will hear such complaint and thereupon the commissioners shall give ten days' notice thereof in writing; said notice shall embrace a copy of such complaint, and service thereof shall be by reading or delivering a copy thereof to such owner or owners, or by publishing a copy of said petition or posting copies thereof within the territory sought to be annexed in the same manner as provided by section 3 of said Act, and an affidavit of such service shall be evidence thereof. At the time fixed, or at a time continued from such time fixed, the court or justice of the peace, shall hear said cause, and if the complaint is before a justice of the peace, and judgment is rendered in favor of said district, he shall record a copy of said complaint, and service of notice thereof together with his judgment thereon upon his docket, and if the district was organized before the County Court, he shall transmit a certified copy of such complaint and judgment to the clerk of such court who shall file and record the same, or if the complaint was heard by the County Court, in which such district was organized and judgment given in favor of said district, a record of such judgment giving a description of such lands annexed shall be made, and such lands described in the complaint in either case. shall be deemed a part of such district and shall be assessed as other lands therein. The assessments of benefits against such land so added to said district, may be made at any time the commissioners may deem proper; and the assessment roll thereof shall be filed and recorded and proceedings thereon had as in other cases, or such lands may be assessed when all lands throughout the district are assessed.

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(SENATE BILL No. 407. APPROVED JUNE 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to provide for the construction and maintenance of a levee or levees in special drainage districts and to legalize and validate former proceedings, bonds, orders, indebtedness and expenditures had, issued or incurred in regard to, on account of, or with the view to the erection and maintenance of such levee or levees.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in General Assembly: That whenever the drainage commissioners of any special drainage district heretofore or hereafter organized under the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for drainage for agricultural and sanitary purposes, and to repeal certain Acts therein named", approved June 27, 1885, and in force July 1, 1885, shall deem it necessary for the proper protection of the lands within such district to construct a levee or levees to protect the lands within such district from inundation and overflow, that one or more levees be erected and maintained, they may, out of the funds raised, or to be raised, by special assessments on the lands of such district,

and as a part of the drainage work of the district, erect and maintain one or more such levees in such district.

§ 2. That all special assessments heretofore made and all proceedings heretofore had in any such special drainage district organized as aforesaid, for the construction, repair and maintenance in such district of any levee or levees heretofore constructed therein, be and the same are hereby in all respects legalized; and all such assessments heretofore levied, whether made to construct or repair any such levee or levees, shall be held and construed to have been legally and regularly made and assessed. And all bonds and orders heretofore issued, all indebtedness heretofore incurred and all moneys heretofore expended by the commissioners of any such special drainage district in regard to, on account of, or with the view to the erection or maintenance of such levee or levees, such as is or are provided for by this Act, shall be held as valid and as legal as if the same had occurred after the taking effect of this Act.

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AN ACT conveying to the Lower Salt Creek Drainage District certain real estate of the State of Illinois.

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

SECTION 1. Subject to the conditions hereinafter prescribed there is granted, quitclaimed and conveyed to the Lower Salt Creek Drainage District in the county of Logan, State of Illinois all the right, title and interest that the State of Illinois has in and to the following described parcels of real estate situated in the county of Logan.

(1) A strip of land along the east line of the SW 4 of the NW 4 of Section 13, Township 19 North, Range 3 West of the Third Principal Meridian; said strip beginning at a point 400 feet south of the N. E. corner thereof, and being 100 feet wide at that point; extending north along said east line to the said N. E. corner, at which point the strip shall be 50 feet wide; the west line of said strip being parallel to and 100 feet west from the center line of ditch as proposed; containing 0.69 acres.

(2) All of that part of a strip of land of uniform width of 200 feet, being 100 feet on each side of a center line as described below, which lies west of the east line of the SW 4 of the NW 4 of Section 13 and north of the south line thereof; said center line beginning at a point 375 feet west of the S. E. corner of the SW 1/4 of the NW 14 of Section 13; thence North 31° 05′ East for 450 feet, thence to the left on a four degree curve 625 feet to a point 400 feet

south of the N. E. corner of said SW4 of the NW 4 of Section 13, and containing 4.71 acres, all in Township 19 North, Range 3 West of the Third Principal Meridian.

(3) A traingular strip of land along the east line of the NW 1/4 of the NW 14 of Section 13, Township 19 North, Range 3 West of the Third Principal Meridian, beginning at the S. E. corner thereof and being 50 feet in width at that point, extending north along said east line a distance of 400 feet at which point the west and east lines of said strip shall coicide; containing 0.23 acres; the west line of said strip being parallel to and 100 feet west of the center line of ditch as proposed by above drainage district.

§ 2. This conveyance is made to give the grantee a right-of-way through land belonging to the State for its levees, drains and ditches and if the land conveyed is used for any other purpose or in the event of the dissolution or abandonment of the Lower Salt Creek Drainage District, the title to the real etsate conveyed shall revert fully to the State of Illinois.

§ 3. The conveyance herein made is subject to the condition that when the determination of the benefits to land of the State of Illinois lying within said drainage district is made, the land belonging to the State of Illinois shall be credited with damages for the right-ofway herein conveyed at the rate of of $50 per acre.

§ 4. A patent under the Great Seal of State with the conditions herein prescribed shall be issued to the Lower Salt Creek Drainage District by the Governor and Secretary of State conveying the parcels described in section 1.

§ 5. Because of an emergency, this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED June 12, 1923.

OUTLET DRAINAGE DISTRICTS.

§ 1. Organization validated.

(HOUSE BILL No. 425. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1923.)

AN ACT entitled an Act to validate the organization of outlet drainage districts organized under the provisions of an Act of the General Åssembly of the State of Illinois entitled, "An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees, across the lands of others, for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes, and to provide for the organization of drainage districts," approved and in force May 29, 1879, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.

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

SECTION 1. That all outlet drainage districts heretofore organized by an order of court heretofore entered under the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, "An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees, across the lands of others, for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes, and to provide for the or

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