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or plats of additions, subdivisions, or otherwise, and for certified copies of records, are insufficient to pay the costs of such recording and certification, and a heavy loss is sustained each day by the county of Cook in such work, which loss must be met by increased general taxation, because such loss is liable to increase rather than to decrease, and because the office of the recorder of deeds of Cook County should at all times be self-sustaining, an emergency exists and because of that emergency this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED May 10, 1923.

SALARY OF COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT AND SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES AND STATE'S ATTORNEY.

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(SENATE BILL No. 367. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1923.)

AN ACT to provide for the payment by the county of Cook of further compensation to the judges of the Circuit and Superior Courts, and the State's attorney of said county, respectively, and to repeal certain Acts therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the judges of the Circuit and Superior Courts of Cook County hereafter to be elected shall each be paid by the said county in addition to the salaries which may be paid to them from the State treasury, such further compensation as will make their respective salaries amount to the sum of fifteen thousand dollars per annum.

§ 2. The State's attorney of Cook County, hereafter to be elected, shall be paid by the said county in addition to the salary which may be paid to him from the State treasury, such further compensation as will make his salary amount to the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per annum, which sum shall be in full payment for all services rendered by him.

§ 3. Said compensation to the judges and to the State's attorney aforesaid shall be paid in semi-monthly installments, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk of Cook County, at the end of each and every half month of each month in the year, to draw an order or warrant therefor in favor of each of said judges and said State's attorney on the county treasurer of said county, whose duty it shall be to pay the same on presentation properly endorsed. No warrant shall be drawn or money paid to said State's attorney, unless he shall have made for the preceding fiscal quarter, a report to the county commissioners of said county, and paid into the county treasury all fees collected by him as State's attorney for said fiscal quarter.

§ 4. The judges of the Circuit and Superior Courts of Cook County and the State's attorney of said county who are now commissioned and acting, or any judge of the Circuit or Superior Court of Cook County or any State's attorney of said county who shall here

after be appointed or elected to serve the unexpired term of any such judge of the Circuit or Superior Court of Cook County or of the State's attorney of said county now commissioned and acting, shall continue to receive the compensation now fixed by law until their present terms shall have expired.

§ 5. "An Act providing for the payment by the county of Cook, of further compensation to the judges of the Circuit and Superior Courts, and State's attorney of said county, respectively," approved April 13, 1871, as amended, and

"An Act providing for the payment by the county of Cook, of further compensation to the State's attorney of said county," approved May 17, 1907, as amended, are hereby repealed.

APPROVED June 28, 1923.

STATE OFFICERS.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1872.

§ 1. Salaries of State officers.

(SENATE BILL No. 72. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of "An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto," approved March 29, 1872, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 1 of "An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto," approved March 29, 1872, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. That there shall be allowed and paid an annual salary in lieu of all other salaries, fees, perquisites, benefit of compensation in any form whatsoever, to each of the officers herein named, the following sums respectively:

To the Governor, the sum of $12,000, together with the use and occupancy of the executive mansion.

To the Lieutenant Governor, the sum of $5,000: Provided, that if the powers and duties of the office of Governor shall devolve upon the Lieutenant Governor, the Lieutenant Governor shall during the continuance of such emergency, be entitled to the emoluments thereof as herein provided.

To the Secretary of State, the sum of $7,500.

To the Auditor of Public Accounts, the sum of $7,500.

To the Treasurer, the sum of $10,000.

To the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the sum of $7,500.
To the Attorney General, the sum of $10,000.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

TOWN OFFICERS.

§ 1.

Amends section 36, Act of 1872.

§ 2. Emergency.

§ 36. Fees and compensation of
town officers.

(SENATE BILL No. 17. APPROVED MARCH 29, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 36 of "An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto," approved March 29, 1872, as amended, to read as follows:

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

SECTION 1. Section 36 of "An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto," approved March 29, 1872, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 36. The following named town officers shall be entitled to compensation at the following rates, for each day necessarily devoted by them to the services of the town, in the duties of their respective offices:

The town clerk, supervisor and overseer of the poor, shall receive for their services three dollars per day, when attending to town business out of town, and two dollars and fifty cents for town business in their towns. This additional pay per diem to include the supervisors and assistant supervisors who are residents of the county seat while the board of supervisors are in regular session, or engaged in regular committee work: Provided, that the supervisors when attending to their duties as overseers of the poor, shall be regarded as town officers, and their compensation for services as such overseers of the poor shall be fixed by the town board of auditors and be paid out of the town fund, and a tax levy be made. to cover same at the annual town meeting. The compensation of the overseer of the poor to be fixed at the annual meeting in March each year: And, provided, further, that the town clerk shall receive fees, and not a per diem for the following services:

For serving notices of election upon town officers, as required by law, twenty-five cents each.

For filing any paper required by law to be filed in his office, ten cents each.

For posting up notices required by law, twenty-five cents each.

For recording any order or instrument of writing authorized by law, eight cents for each one hundred words.

For copying any record in his office, and certifying to same, eight cents for every one hundred words, to be paid by the person applying for the same.

For copying by-laws for posting or publication, eight cents for each one hundred words, to be paid by the town.

The town assessor shall receive for his services as assessor, a sum of not less than three dollars and fifty cents, nor more than five dollars per day to be fixed by the board of town auditors,

which amount shall be in full of all compensation for services to be performed by town assessors in making assessments of property, and for the collection and return of agricultural, or other statistics to be collected and returned by him: Provided, that in towns of fifty thousand inhabitants and upwards, in counties of the third class, the assessor shall receive five dollars per day for all services required by law to be performed by such assessors including return of such statistical information.

The pound master shall be allowed the following fees for his services, to wit:

For taking into the pound and discharging therefrom horses, asses, mules and meat cattle, ten cents each; sheep or lambs, three cents each; and swine, large or small, five cents each.

He may also be allowed to receive his reasonable charges for the keeping of such animals. The amount which he shall charge therefor may be regulated by the town meeting.

The officers composing the board of appointment, in case of vacancy, when they shall meet for that purpose, and the officers composing the board of town auditors, shall each be entitled to one dollar and fifty cents a day for their services.

No justice of the peace, or town officer shall be entitled to any fee or compensation from any individual elected or appointed to a town office, for administering to him the oath of office.

Each town or district collector shall be allowed a commission of two per cent, on all moneys collected by him, to be paid out of the respective funds collected: Provided, that in any case where the compensation so allowed shall be insufficient, the town or county board may allow an additional compensation or per diem in lieu of other or greater commissions, in which case said additional compensation shall be paid out of the town or county treasury, as the case may require: And, provided, further, that all excess of commissions and fees over fifteen hundred dollars in counties of the first and second class and over four thousand dollars in counties of the third class shall be paid into the town or district treasury.

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

APPROVED March 29, 1923.

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