In force Feb.[February] 24, 1841.
An ACT to amend an act, entitled “An act to incorporate the town of Galesburg, in Knox county.”1
Part of act repealed.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the proviso to the fifth section of the act entitled, “An act to incorporate the town of Galesburg, in Knox county,” be, and the same is hereby repealed.2
Trustees may levy and collect tax.
Sec. 2. The board of trustees of the town of Galesburg are hereby authorized to levy and collect taxes on all real estate subject to taxation within the incorporated limits of said town of Galesburg, in the manner and for the purposes as authorized by the act to which this is an amendment.3
Approved, February 24, 1841.
1On February 19, 1841, Wyatt B. Stapp presented a petition from the citizens of Galesburg to the Senate, requesting alteration to the town’s incorporation law. The Senate referred this petition to the Committee on Petitions. In response to this petition, Stapp of the Committee on Petitions introduced SB 216 in the Senate on February 20, and the Senate passed the bill. The House of Representatives passed the bill on February 23. The Council of Revision approved the bill the next day and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 463, 476; Illinois Senate Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 349, 359, 385, 391, 394.
2Section five of the act delineated the powers of the board of trustees.
3Section five of the act had authorized the board of trustees to levy and collect taxes.
Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Twelfth General Assembly (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1841), 339, GA Session 12-2,