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case shall be final and binding; and the clerk of the trustees in such cases shall.file a copy of the record of the same, together with the map and list of tax-payers, with the county clerk, as in other cases of change of district boundaries. The majority of the legal voters of a district lying in two (2) or more townships may secure the dissolution of said district by petitioning the several boards of trustees of said township, at their regular meeting in April, that each will add the territory belonging to said district in its town. ship to one (1) or more adjoining districts. Upon receipt of such petition, or returns of such election, the several boards of trustees shall each make such disposition of the territory of said district as lies in its township, and shall jointly make such division of the property of said district between the districts to which its territory is attached as is herein before provided in the case of the organization of a new district from a part of another district, and the action of the trustees in accordance with such petition or election shall be final and binding, and the clerks of the several boards of trustees in such case shall file a copy of the record of the same, together with the map and list of tax-payers, with the county clerk, as in other cases of change of district boundaries."

APPROVED June 4, 1887.

PRESIDENTS OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION.

§ 1. Election in school districts, where $ 2. Duties of presidents. boards of education are elected

$ 3. Repeals acts in conflict. under general law. An Act to provide for the election of presidents of boards of education

in school districts. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in every school district in which by general law a board of education is required to be elected, there shall also be elected, at the same time, a president of the board of education, who shall hold his office for one year and until his successor is elected and qualified.

§ 2. The president of the board of education so elected in each school district shall preside at all meetings of said board and shall give the casting vote in case of a tie between the members thereof, but otherwise he shall not have a vote. He shall sign all orders for the payment of money, ordered by said board, and generally perform such duties as are now imposed by law upon presidents of boards of education, or that may be imposed upon him by said board, not in conflict with law: Provided, that in the absence or inability to act of said president, said board may appoint a president pro tem. from their number.

$ 3. All acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

APPROVED June 17, 1887.

STREETS AND HIGHWAYS.

$1. Authorizes trustees to dedicate school lands for street and highway purposes under

certain conditions. An Act to empower trustees of schools to lay out and dedicate common

school lands for street and highway purposes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the trustees of schools of any township are bereby authorized and empowered, in their corporate capacity, to lay out and dedicate to the public use for street and highway purposes, so much of the common school lands, which is unimproved or unoccupied with buildings, as may be necessary to open or extend any street or highway which may be ordered opened or extended by the municipal authorities, which are by law empowered to open or extend streets or highways in the territory where said school lands are located: Provided, that said trustees of schools shall be of the opinion that the benefits to accrue from the opening or extending of said street or highway, to the remainder of said common school lands, will compensate for the use of the strip so dedicated: And provided, further, that it shall not be lawful for any street or other railroad to lay down railroad tracks on any strip of the common school land so dedicated, or use the same or any part of the common school lands for railroad or street railroad purposes, except upon the purchase or lease of the same from proper authorities or upon the payment to the school fund of said township of the value of such use or land taken, the same as if no street or highway had been laid out thereon, to be determined by proceedings under an act entitled "An act to provide for the exercise of the right of eminent domain," approved April 10, 1872, and all amendments thereto: And provided, further, that this bill shall not in any way affect existing leases or contracts for the lease or purchase of .common school lands.

APPROVED June 3, 1887.

TEACHERS' INSTITUTES.

§ 1. Prohibits deduction of wages of teachers for time spent in attending institutes, and

authorizes teachers to close their schools for the purpose of attending institutes

regularly called. An Act to regulate the attendance of teachers upon teachers institutes.

SECTION 1. Be in enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the time, not exceeding three days in any one term, or five days in any one year, during term time, actually spent by a teacher of any public school in the State in attendance upon a teachers' institute, held under the direction of the county superintendent of schools, shall be considered

time lawfully expended by such teacher in the service of the district where such teacher is employed, and no deduction of wages shall be made for such absences. And it shall be the duty of the school officers and boards of education to allow teachers to close their schools for such attendance upon such institute.

APPROVED June 14, 1887.

TELEGRAPHS AND TELEPHONES.

WIRES, POLES AND CABLES.

§ 1. Prescriptive rights prohibited. An Act relating to telegraph, telephone, electric light and other wires,

poles and cables. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Whenever any wire, pole or cable used for any telegraph, telephone, electric light or other electric purpose, or for the purpose of communication is, or shall be attached to, or does or shall extend upon or over any building or land, no lapse of time whatever shall raise a presumption of any grant of, or justify a prescriptive right to such attachment or extension.

APPROVED June 16, 1887.

TOBACCO.

SELLING TO MINORS PROHIBITED.

§ 1. Sale of tobacco in any form to minors $ 2. Penalties for violation of this act.

under 16 years prohibited, An Act to prohibit selling, giving or furnishing tobacco, in any of its

forms, to minors, and providing a penalty therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That hereafter no person or persons in this State shall sell, buy for, or furnish any cigar or cigarette, or tobacco in any of its forms, to any minor under sixteen years of age, unless upon the written order of parent or guardian.

§ 2. That if any person or persons, in this State, shall violate the provisions of this act, he, she or they shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit and pay for each and every offense the sum of twenty dollars.

APPROVED June 15, 1887.

TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

REPRESENTATION IN COUNTY BOARDS-CENSUS.

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§ 1. Amends section 1, article 7, act 1874, by authorizing the town authorities to have the

census taken. An Act to amend section 1 of article 7 of chapter 139, Revised

Statutes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section one (1) of article seven (7) of chapter one hundred and thirty-nine (139), of the Revised Statutes, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Section 1 At the annual town meeting in each town, there shall be elected, by ballot, one supervisor (who shall be, ex-officio, overseer of the poor), one town clerk, one assessor, and one collector, who shall severally hold their offices for one year, and until their successors are elected and qualified, and such justices of the peace, constables and highway commissioners as are provided by law:

: Provided, that in any town, or any city, not included within the limits of any town (except in Cook county) having four thousand inhabitants, there shall be elected one additional supervisor, to be styled assistant supervisor; in towns having six thousand five hundred inhabitants, there shall be elected two assistant supervisors; and so, for every additional twenty-five hundred inhabitants, there shall be elected one additional supervisor, the population of towns to be ascertained by the last federal or State census preceding the election; or by a town census to be taken as follows: In any year when a federal or State census is not taken, the town auditors of any town may, in their discretion, cause a census of their town to be taken by some competent person, resident of said town, who may be appointed for such purpose by the town auditors; and the person so appointed shall, before entering upon the duties of such office, take and subscribe an oath of office in the same manner as town officers; and it shall be the duty of such person to take and make a correct and true list of all persons residing in said town, and such list, when completed, shall be returned to said town auditors, and filed in the town clerk's office, and if such census shows such town to contain four thousand inhabitants, then an additional supervisor for such town shall be elected, as provided by law. And such person so taking such census shall be allowed a reasonable compensation for such services by said town auditors: Provided, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to diminish the representation that any city or town may now be entitled to by law. But in case such city or town is now entitled to a greater representation than is given by this section, it shall be entitled to no additional representation under this section; and the members of the board of supervisors from such city or town now provided for by law, shall continue to be elected as now required by law: And, provided further, that whenever the representation of any city or town is, or shall become less than is given by this section, no increased representation under any special acts shall be had by such city or town, but its representation shall be as provided for in this section.'

APPROVED June 15, 1887.

UNITING AND DIVIDING TOWNS.

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§ 1. Amends the act of 1874, by providing for uniting two or more towns into one, in the

same manner as for dividing towns. An Act to amend sections two (2), four (4), six (6), seven (7), ten (10),

eleven (11), and twelve (12) of article (3) of an act entitled An act to revise the law in relation to township organization,approved and in force March 4, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections two (2), four (4), six (6), seven (7), ten (10), eleven (11) and twelve (12) of article three (3) of an act entitled “An act to revise the law in relation to township organization," approved March 4, 1874, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 2. When two or more towns are united into one, or when a town is divided into two or more towns, a new election shall be ordered in said new town or towns by the county board, and the time and place of holding the election shall be fixed, and judges of election appointed and notice given in the same manner as required by law upon the first organization of towns: Provided, that when parts of several towns are taken to make a new town, it shall not be necessary to order an election in the towns from which territory is taken, but if any of the officers thereof shall continue to reside in the new town, his office shall be declared vacant and filled as in other cases of vacancy.

“Section 4. The union of two or more towns, or the division or alteration of a town, after the making out of the assessor's books in any year, shall not in any manner affect the assessment or collection of the taxes assessable and collectable in that year, but the

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