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and accounts concerning said fund in such manner as may be prescribed by the board; and the said books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of the board or any member thereof. The treasurer shall, within ten days after his election or appointment, execute a bond to the city, village or incorporated town, with good and sufficient securities, in such penal sum as the board shall direct, to be approved by the board, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his officè, and that he will safely keep, and well and truly account for, all moneys and property which may come into his hands as such treasurer; and that on the expiration of his term of office, he will surrender and deliver over to his successor all unexpended moneys and all property which may have come to his hands as treasurer of such fund, Such bond shall be filed in the office of the clerk of such city, village or incorporated town, and in case of a breach of the same, or the conditions thereof, suit may be brought on the same in the name of such city, village or incorporated town, for the use of said board, or of any person or persons injured by such breach.

§ 13. It shall be the duty of the mayor or the president of the board of trustees and clerk, or the comptroller, if there be one, and the officer or officers of such city, village or incorporated town, who are or may be authorized by law to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, upon request made in writing by said board, to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, payable to the treasurer of said board, for all funds in the hands of the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, belonging to said pension fund.

§ 14. All moneys ordered to be paid from said pension fund to any person or persons, shall be paid by the treasurer of said board only upon warrants signed by the president of the board and countersigned by the secretary thereof; and no warrant shall be drawn except by order of the board duly entered in the records of the proceedings of the board. In case the said pension fund, or any part thereof, shall, by order of said board or otherwise, be deposited in any bank, or loaned, all interest or money which may be paid or agreed to be paid on account of any such loan or deposit, shall belong to and constitute a part of said fund: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as authorizing said treasurer to loan or deposit said fund, or any part thereof, unless so authorized by the board.

§ 15. The board of trustees shall make report to the council of said city, village or incorporated town of the conditions of said pension fund, on the first day of January in each and every year.

$ 16. No portion of said pension fund shall, either before or after its order of distribution by said board to such disabled members of said fire department, or to the widow or guardian of such minor child or children, or a deceased or retired member of such department, be held, seized, taken, subjected to or detained or levied on by virtue of any attachment, execution, injunction, writ, interlocutory or other order or decree, or any process or proceeding whatever issued out of or by any court of this State for the payment or satisfaction, in whole or in part, of any debt, damages, claim, demand or judgment against such member, or his said widow, or the guardian of said minor child or children of any deceased member; but the said fund shall be sacredly held, kept, secured and distributed for the purpose of pensioning the persons named in this act, and for no other purpose whatever,

$ 19 [17]. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED May 13, 1887.

POLICE PENSION FUND.

§ 1. Sets apart certain moneys to constitute § 8. Forfeiture of pension for cause. a Police Pension Fund.

§ 9. Board shall hold quarterly meetings; § 2. Board of commissioners to disburse

officers of the board; duties of offithe fund.

cers; certificates, record and list of § 3. Eligibility to pension on account of

persons entitled to pension. service.

§ 10. Powers of the board defined. § 4. Eligibility to pension on account of § 11. Annual report of treasurer of cities disability.

and villages of the amount of moneys $ 5. Evidence of disability.

received and paid out under the pro

visions of this act; bond of treasurer § 6. Dependent family of policemen killed in service entitled to pension; pen

§ 12. Beneficiaries of the act of 1877, for the sion to families of deceased members

relief of disabled members of the after ten years service.

Police and Fire Departments in cities

and villages, shall be beneficiaries § 7. Removal of disability.

under this act. An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of

a police pension fund, in cities, villages and incorporated towns.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in each city, village, or incorporated town in this State having a population of fifty thousand inhabitants or more, there shall be paid to the treasurer thereof, and by him and the comptroller (if there be one) set apart, the following moneys, to constitute a police pension fund, viz:

1. Two per centum of all moneys received from licenses for the keeping of saloons or dram shops.

2. Three-fourths of all moneys received for taxes, or from licenses, upon dogs.

3. All moneys received from fines imposed upon members of the police force of said city, village or town, for violations of the rules and regulations of the police department.

4. All proceeds of sales of unclaimed stolen property.

5. One-fourth of all moneys received from licenses granted to pawnbrokers, second-hand dealers and junk stores.

6. All moneys received as fees and from fines for carrying concealed weapons.

7. One-half of all costs collected in money for violations of city ordinances,

8. All rewards given or paid to members of such police forces except such as shall be excepted by the chief officer of police.

9. One per centum per month, which shall be paid by, or deducted from the salary of, each and every member of the police force of such city, village or town: Provided, no such member sball be compelled to pay more than two dollars per month from his salary.

§ 2. The president of the board of trustees, the comptroller, the city, village or town clerk, the superintendent or chief officer, or in his absence or inability to act, then the officer next in authority to him of the police department, the city, village or town treasurer, and the city, village or town attorney of any such city, village or town, shall ex-officio be and constitute a board of commissioners, to provide for the disbursement of said fund or funds, and designate the beneficiaries thereof as herein directed, which board shall be known as the board of police pension fund commissioners of such city, village or town.

$ 3. Whenever any person, at the time of the taking effect of this act, or thereafter, shall have been duly appointed and sworn, and have served for the period of twenty years or more upon the regularly constituted police force of any such city, village or town of this State, which now is, or hereafter may be, subject to the provisions of this act, said board shall order and direct that such person shall, after becoming fifty years of age and his service upon such police force shall have ceased, be paid from such fund a yearly pension equal to one-half the amount of the salary attached to the rank which he may have held on said police force for one year next preceding the expiration of said term of twenty years.

$ 4. Whenever any person, while serving as a policeman in any such city, village or town, shall become physically disabled while in, and in consequence of, the performance of his duty as such policeman, said board shall, upon his written request, or without such request if it deem it for the good of said police force, retire such person

from active service and order and direct that he be paid from said fund a yearly pension, not exceeding one-half the amount of the salary attached to the rank which he may have held on said police force for one year next preceding such retirement: Provided, that whenever such disability shall cease such pension shall cease.

$ 5. No person shall be retired as provided in the next preceding section, or receive any benefit from said fund, unless there shall be filed with said board certificates of his disability, which certificates shall be subscribed and sworn to by said person, and by the police surgeon (if there be one), and two practicing physicians of such city, village or town, and such board may require other evidence of disability before ordering such retirement and payment as aforesaid.

§ 6. Whenever any member of the police force of such city, village or town shall lose his life while in the performance of his duty, or receive injuries from which he shall thereafter die, leaving a widow or child or children under the age of sixteen years, then upon satisfactory proof of such facts made to it, such board shall order and direct that a yearly pension equal to one-half the amount

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of the salary attached to the rank which such member held on said police force at the time of his death, shall be paid to such widow during her life, or if no widow, then to such child or children, until they shall be sixteen years of age: Provided, if such widow or child, or children, shall marry, then such persons so marrying shall thereafter receive no further pension from such fund. Whenever any member of the police force shall die, after ten years' service therein, and while still in the service of such city, village or town, as such policeman, leaving a widow, or child or children under the age of sixteen years, then upon satisfactory proof of such facts made to it, said board may order and direct that such pension as said board may deem proper, not exceeding one-half the amount of the salary attached to the rank wbich he held at the time of his death, shall be paid to such widow, or if there be no widow, then to such child or children, until they shall be sixteen years of age, said pension to cease upon marriage, as provided above.

$ 7. Any person retired for disability under this act, may be summoned to appear before the board herein provided for, at any time thereafter, and shall submit himself thereto for examination as to his fitness for duty, and shall abide the decision and order of such board with reference thereto. And all members of the police force who may be retired under the provisions of this act, except those who voluntarily retire after twenty years' service, shall report to the chief of police of the city, village or town where so retired, on the second Tuesday of each and every month, and in cases of emergency may be assigned to, and shall perform, such duty as said chief of police may direct, and such persons shall have no claim against the city, village or town for payment for such duty so performed.

$ 8. Whenever any person who shall have received any benefit from said fund shall be convicted of any crime or misdemeanor, or shall become an habitual drunkard, or shall become a non-resident of this State, or shall fail to report himself for examination for duty as required herein, unless excused by the board, or shall disobey the requirements of said board under this act, in respect to said examination or duty, then such board shall order that such pension allowance as may have been granted to such person shall immediately cease and determine, and such person shall receive no further pension, allowance or benefit, under this act.

$ 9. The board herein provided for shall hold quarterly meetings on the second Tuesdays of April, July, October and January of each year, and upon the call of its president; it shall select from its members a president and secretary, who shall hold such respective positions until their successors are elected; it shall issue certificates, signed by its president and secretary, to the persons entitled thereto, of the amount of money ordered paid to such persons from such fund by said board, which certificates shall state for what purpose such payment is to be made; it shall keep a record of all its proceedings, which record shall be a public record; it shall, on the Tuesday named above, or at each quarterly meeting, send to the treasurer of its city, village or town, and to the comptroller or city, village or town clerk, a written or printed list

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of all persons entitled to payments from the fund herein provided for, stating the amount of such payments and for what granted, as ordered by such board, which list shall be certified and signed by the president and secretary of such board, and by the secretary thereof attested under oath. A majority of all the members of said board shall constitute a quorum, and have power to transact business : Provided, that no resolution shall be passed, or order made, by such board for the payment of money, unless by the affirmative vote of a majority of all the members thereof.

§ 10. The board herein provided for shall, in addition to other powers herein granted, have power

1-To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon all matters connected with the operation of this act, in the same man

as is or may be provided by law for the taking of testimony before masters in chancery, and its president, or any member of said board, may administer oaths to such witnesses.

2—To appoint a clerk and define his duties.

3–To provide for the payment from said fund of all its necessary expenses, including clerk hire, printing, and witness fees: Provided, that no compensation or emolument shall be paid to any member of said board for any duty required or performed under this act.

4—To make all needful rules and regulations for its guidance in conformity with the provisions of this act.

§ 11. On the third Tuesday of April of each year, the treasurer of every such city, village or town shall make a sworn report to the board herein provided for, and to the mayor and city council of such city, or the president of, and the board of trustees of, such city, village or town, of all moneys received and paid out by him on account of said fund during the previous year, and of the amount of said fund then in his hands; and all surplus of said fund then remaining in his hands, exceeding the average amount per year paid out by him on account of said fund during the three years next preceding, shall be by him transferred to and become a part of the funds of every such city, village or town, and no longer under the control of said board or subject to its order; and whenever this act shall take effect in any such city, village or town, the treasurer thereof shall give a new bond the same as now is or hereafter may be required by law, which new bond, when so given and the sureties thereon, shall be for the security of such fund, the same as other funds belonging to any such city, village or town. Payments provided for in this act shall be made by such treasurer quarterly, upon proper vouchers.

$ 12. All members of the police force, and any widow or child or children of such members of any such city, village or town, who, upon the taking effect of this act, shall be entitled to receive any benefit under an act entitled “An act to amend an act for the relief of disabled members of the police and fire departments in cities and villages," approved May 24, 1877, in force July 1, 1877, as amended by act approved May 10, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, shall receive no payments or benefits under said act, but shall in lieu thereof be entitled to the benefits provided for in this act.

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