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CIVIL

GOVERNMENT

OF

ILLINOIS

AND OF

THE UNITED STATES.

BY

EDWIN C. CRAWFORD, A.M.,

Member of the Chicago Bar.
Former Principal of Waukegan High School.

CHICAGO:
GEORGE SHERWOOD & COMPANY

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PREFACE.

The objects of this book are :

To describe in detail every part of the machinery of government of the State of Illinois, and of each political sub-division of the State.

To state briefly all the important duties of every public officer in the State of Illinois.

To outline the government of the United States.

It has been written with especial reference to the wants of teachers and students, and officers of school districts and townships.

It is believed that it will be welcomed by all who desire to be intelligent as to the government in which they are most directly interested, namely, that of their own state, county, township and school district.

E. C. C.

Chicago, October 30, 1882.

COPYRIGHT, 1882,
By Geo. SHERWOOD & Co.

I. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

PAGE

School Directors, their Election, Powers and Duties, .

How School Districts Receive their Share of the State Fund,

How Districts may be Divided .

Transferring Pupils from one District to another,

II. THE TOWN

Town and Township Distinguished, - .

Town Officers, their Terms of Office, . - - -

Town Meeting, . .

Its Organization for Business,

Powers and Duties of Voters at Town Meeting, .

Oath and Bonds of Town Officers.

Town Boards, their Powers and Duties, .

Town Supervisors, their Powers and Duties, .

Town Clerk, his Powers and Duties, • .

Assessor and Collector, their Powers and Duties, - . 16

School Trustees, their Powers and Duties,

. . 16

School Treasurer, his Powers and Duties, .

Highway Commissioners and Overseers, their Powers and Duties, 17

Pound Master and Commissioner of Canada Thistles,
Justices of the Peace and Constables, · · ·
Civil Causes, Criminal Causes, - - -

Holding to Bail, - - - - - - - - - 19

Pay of Town Officers, . . . . . . . . 19

Special Town Meeting, - .

The Nature of Town Government, - - - - - - 20

Officers of Townships, · · · · · · · ·

III. THE COUNTY.

COUNTIES UNDER TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

County Officers, Terms of Office, - -

The County Board, Powers and Duties,

- · ·

The Grand Jury, - - - - - - - -

The Petit Jury, . - - - - - - - - 25

County and Probate Courts, -

County and Probate Judges, their Duties, - - - -

County Clerk, his Duties,

Sheriff his Duties,

State's Attorney, his Duties, • - - . . . .

Coroner, his Duties,

Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, their Duties, . .

Deeds, Recording Deeds, Mortgages, . - - - .

County Treasurer, his Duties, - - ·

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Superintendent of Schools, his Duties, - - - - - 31

Departments of County Government,

. . . . 31

COUNTIES NOT UNDER TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 32

Compensation, Bonds, and Oath of County Officers,

29

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