Constitution of the state of Illinois (Google eBook)

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H.W. Rokker, 1887 - Illinois - 50 pages
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Page 8 - The powers of the government of this State are divided into three distinct departments the legislative, executive and judicial ; and no person, or collection of persons, being one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page 11 - Each house shall determine the rules of its proceedings, and be the judge of the election, returns and qualifications of its members...
Page 7 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 19 - President pro tempore of the senate shall act as Governor until the vacancy is filled, or the disability removed; and if the...
Page 36 - The Legislature shall pass laws to correct abuses and prevent unjust discrimination and extortion in the rates of freight and passenger tariffs on the different railroads in this State...
Page 15 - The governor and all other civil officers under this state, shall be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office, but judgment in such cases shall not extend further than removal from office, and disqualification to hold any office of honor, profit or trust, under this state. The party, whether convicted or acquitted, shall nevertheless be liable to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law.
Page 8 - The legislative power shall be vested in a general assembly, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives, both to be elected by the people.
Page 7 - No person shall be imprisoned for debt, unless upon refusal to deliver up his estate for the benefit of his creditors, in such manner as shall be prescribed by law, or in cases where there is strong presumption of fraud.
Page 30 - No county, city, township, school district, or other municipal corporation shall be allowed to become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness in the aggregate exceeding five per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
Page 6 - No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry or place of worship against his consent nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship. J 4. Every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty...

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