In force, Feb.[February] 17, 1841.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the name of the town of Chatham, in the county of Whiteside, is hereby changed to that of Sterling, and the whole of the towns heretofore known as Chatham and Sterling shall hereafter be called and known in law as Sterling: Provided, That the change of the name of said town of Chatham, shall in nowise effect contracts, heretofore made and entered into in relation to said town.
Approved, February 17, 1841.
1On January 12, 1841, Thomas Drummond in the House of Representatives presented the petition of citizens of Chatham, which the House referred to a select committee. In response to this petition, Drummond of the aforesaid select committee introduced HB 142 in the House of Representatives on January 28. On February 6, the House passed the bill. On February 10, the Senate passed the bill. On February 17, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 212, 293, 299, 343, 369, 421, 423, 424; Illinois Senate Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 252, 256, 277, 287.
Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Twelfth General Assembly (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1841), 327, GA Session 12-2,