The Sanitary District of Chicago: History of Its Growth and Development as Shown by Decisions of the Courts and Work of Its Law Department

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Bentley Murrary & Company, 1919 - Chicago (Ill.) - 256 pages
 

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Page 24 - The General Assembly may vest the corporate authorities of cities, towns and villages, with power to make local improvements by special assessment or by special taxation of contiguous property, or otherwise. For all other corporate purposes, all municipal corporations may be vested with authority to assess and collect taxes; but such taxes shall be uniform, in respect to persons and property, within the jurisdiction of the body imposing the same.
Page 168 - We perceive, therefore, that the term ' public purpose,' as employed to denote the objects for which taxes may be levied, has no relation to the urgency of the public need or to the extent of the public benefit which is to follow. It is, on the other hand, merely a term of classification to distinguish the objects for which, according to settled usage, the Government is to provide, from those which, by the like usage, are left to private inclination, interest, or liberality.
Page 114 - An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the DesPlaines and Illinois Rivers...
Page 22 - Senate and two members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House...
Page 41 - ... own creation or from other sources than Illinois. What will protect against one will protect against another. The presence of causes of infection from the plaintiff's action makes the case weaker in principle as well as harder to prove than one in which all came from a single source.
Page 54 - The board of trustees of any sanitary district organized under this act shall have power to provide for the drainage of such district by laying out, establishing, constructing and maintaining one or more main channels, drains, ditches and outlets for carrying off and disposing of the drainage (including the sewage) of such district, together with such adjuncts and additions thereto as may be necessary or proper to cause such channels or outlets to accomplish the end for which they are designed in...
Page 241 - An Act to promote the general welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered in the course of employment...
Page 61 - Such sanitary district may acquire by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, any and all real and personal property, right of way and privilege, either within or without its corporate limits that may be required for its corporate purposes...
Page 94 - Every sanitary district shall be liable for all damages to real estate within or without such district which shall be overflowed or otherwise damaged by reason of the construction, enlargement, or use of any channel, ditch drain, outlet or other improvement under the provisions of this Act...
Page 97 - They immediately moved to dismiss the complaint, on grounds stated by them in making similar motions during the trial, at the close of plaintiff's evidence, and again at the close of all the evidence...

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