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described as a strip of land twelve and one-half feet on each side of a line within the boundaries of the property now occupied by the said University of Illinois, along a line to be approved by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois connecting with the track or tracks of the said street railway company at the west end of Oregon street, thence along Mathews avenue in the city of Urbana, Illinois, thence across the grounds of said university north of the site of the present agricultural building, to a point on the west line of the property of said university, and thence on Wright street in the city of Champaign, Illinois, so as to connect with the railway of said railway company at the intersection of John street with Wright street in the city of Champaign, Illinois. Said railroad to be constructed and maintained on a surface grade to be approved by said board of trustees, and wherever necessary to construct a curve or curves in said railway on said university grounds, said curve or curves shall be on a radius of one hundred feet. Upon the completion of the construction of said railway the land upon each side thereof shall be restored to its original condition as far as practicable without expense to said board of trustees. Said railway may be operated by electricity or any other motive power except steam, and the board of trustees of the University of Illinois shall have power and authority to regulate the speed and operation of cars while in and upon said premises, and the rights and privileges hereby granted shall continue and remain in full force and effect for a period of twenty years from then and after the passage of this resolution: Provided, however, that unless the railway hereby authorized shall be completed and in operation within two years from the date of the passage of this resolution, all rights hereby granted shall cease and determine.
Adopted by the House May 11, 1907.
WATER SUPPLY FOR CITIES AND VILLAGES.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 18.) Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House concurring therein, That in order to better enable the several cities, incorporated towns and villages in the State of Illinois to obtain an adequate supply of water for the use of the inhabitants thereof and for public purposes, permission and authority are hereby granted to each of said cities, towns and villages to construct, maintain and operate intake of supply pipes and tunnels, in, upon and along any of the lands owned by said State under any of the public waters therein, and also to construct, maintain and operate a crib or cribs, or reservoir or reservoirs in, upon and above said lands and in and above the said public waters to be used in connection with such pipes and tunnels and to take from said public waters the necessary quantity and supply of water for the uses and purposes aforesaid.
Provided, that the extent and location of the lands and waters so to be used and appropriated shall be approved by the Governor of said State of Illinois upon application duly made to him asking for such approval: And, provided, further, that the rights, permission and authority hereby granted shall be subject to all public rights of commerce and navigation and to the authority of the United States in behalf of such public rights and also to the right of said State of Illinois to regulate and control fishing in said public waters.
Adopted by the Senate May 10, 1907.
STATE OF ILLINOIS.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. I, JAMES A. Rose, Secretary of State of the State of Illlinois, do hereby certify that the foregoing Acts and Joint Resolutions of the Fofty-fifth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, passed and adopted at the regular session thereof, to the time of taking a recess on May 16, 1907, are true and correct copies of all the original Acts and Joint Resolutions, now on file in the office of the Secretary of State, except Acts in which items of appropriations were vetoed, and also excepting such words, letters and figures as are printed in brackets, thus: ( ).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereto set my hand and affix the [SEAL.] Great Seal of State, at the city of Springfield, this 6th day of July, A. D. 1907.
JAMES A. Rose,
INDEX TO LAWS.
ACCIDENTS-reports to bureau of labor..
sale of real estate, return of summons.
(see, also, “Appropriations.")
bounty on crows and crow eggs.
transportation of animals regulated, 51.
Elias Kent Kane monument by governor.
uniformity of legislation in United States by governor
state mining board by governor, 6.
municipal court districts in Chicago, 4.
wards in Chicago, 4.....
state and county fairs.
soldiers' and sailors' home, purchase of land
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