In force, 1st March, 1837.
AN ACT to incorporate the town of Juliet, and define its boundaries.1
Boundaries of town of Juliet
Commence at river Des Plaines
Inhabitants made a body politic
Name & style
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the following are hereby declared to be the boundaries of the town of Juliet in Will county, to wit: Commencing at the river Des Plaines, on the north line of section nine, in township thirty-five north of range ten east of the third principal meridian, and running thence east on said line and the north line of section ten in said township three quarters of a mile, thence southerly to a point on the south line of section fifteen in the same township, three quarters of a mile from said river on said last mentioned line, thence on said line and the south line of section sixteen, in the township aforesaid, to said river, thence across said river, and on the said south line of section sixteen, and on the south line of section seventeen in said township, three quarters of a mile, thence northerly to a point on the north line of said section nine, three quarters of a mile due east from said river, thence easterly to the place of beginning. And the inhabitants of said town, and all within said boundaries, shall be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the president and trustees of the town of Juliet, and shall be invested with all the powers, and enjoy all the rights and privileges which are conferred upon towns incorporated under an act, entitled “An act to incorporate the inhabitants of such towns as may wish to be incorporated,” approved Feb. 12, 1831, so far as said act is not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.
“An Act to incorporate the inhabitants of such towns as may wish to be incorporated,” 12 February 1831, The Revised Laws of Illinois (1833), 362-66.
Divided into 2 wards
What shall constitute ward
Monies, how expended
Sec. 2. That said corporation shall be divided into two wards. All of said corporation lying east of said river shall constitute the East Ward, and all west of said river shall constitute West Ward, and two at least of the trustees of said town shall reside in each ward, and the taxes collected in the respective wards shall be expended under the direction of the trustees for improvements in said wards respectively: Provided, however, That all expenses incident to purchasing and enclosing burial grounds and buildings, and keeping in repair bridges across the Des Plaines river, and the general current expenses of said corporation, shall be paid out of the general fund of said corporation.
Powers of trustees
May license taverns, &c.[etc.]
Sec. 3. The board of trustees shall have power to purchase for the use of said corporation land for a burial ground; to enclose the same, and make such regulations in regard to the same as they may think proper; to license taverns, groceries, and stores within said corporation; and also to erect and keep in repair across the Des Plaines river, within said corporation, such bridges as the convenience of the inhabitants in said town may in their judgment require: Provided, That the General Assembly may repeal, alter, modify, or amend this act at pleasure.
Approved 1st March, 1837.2
1Peter Pruyne introduced SB 169 in the Senate on February 7, 1837. The Senate passed the bill on February 9. The House of Representatives passed the bill on February 25. On March 1, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1836. 10th G. A., 1st sess., 531, 717, 767; Illinois SenateJournal. 1836. 10th G. A., 1st sess., 361, 369, 373-74, 536, 572, 590.
Printed Document, 2 page(s), Incorporation Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed at a Session of the General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1837), 194-95, GA Session: 10-1