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A Bill for an act reorganizing the Judiciary of the State of Illinois.
Sec[Section] Be it Enacted by the people of the State of Illinois represented in the General assembly that “an act establishing a circuit court north of the Illinois River” approved January 8th 1829, also “an act to establish a uniform mode of holding circuit courts” approved January 7th 1835, also “an act dividing the state into Judicial circuits,[] approved January 17th 1835, also “an act forming an additional Judicial circuit” approved February 4th 1837, also “an act dividing the State into Judicial circuits” approved February 23rd 1839, and also all other acts and parts of acts establishing circuit courts and authorizing the Election of circuit Judges in this State be and the same are hereby repealed.
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There shall be appointed by joint vote Ballot of both branches of the general assembly at the present session thereof five additional associate Justices of the Supreme court, who, in connection with the chief Justice and present associate Justices, shall constitute the supreme court of the State of Illinois.

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The State shall be divided into [...?] ^nine^ Judicial circuits, and the aforesaid chief Justice and nine ^Eight^ associate Justices shall perform circuit duties in said circuits in said such manner and at such times as shall be provided by law, and for that purpose are hereby [...?] with all the ^shall possess the same^ powers and jurisdiction conferred by the [...?]laws upon the circuit courts and the Judges thereof ^Sec 4th ^ and be governed by the same rules, regulations[,] and restrictions, that are now applicable to the present circuit courts of this State.
Sec 4th This act shall be construed to continue over to the circuit courts created by this act, all cases, suits, writs, recognizances, process[,] and proceedings of every description and kind, pending at the passage of this act in the circuit courts hereby repealed, with full power and authority in the courts so created, to proceed to hear and determine and have cognizance of all such causes, suits, writs, recognizances, process[,] and proceedings in the same manner the said repealed circuit courts could have done, had no change in said courts taken place. All writs, process[,] and recognizances which shall be issued or taken, returnable to, or for appearance, in the circuit courts of this State, before the statues passed at the present session of the general assembly
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shall be printed, shall be considered returnable to, and for appearance in the courts created by this act.

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A Bill for an act reorganizing the Judiciary of the State of Illinois.
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Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 242, SB 34, GA Session 12-2, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,