Constitution of the State of Illinois: Adopted in Convention May 13, 1870, Ratified by the People July 2, 1870, in Force August 8, 1870 : Amended in 1878, 1880, 1884, 1886 and 1890 (Google eBook)

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Phillips Bros., state printers, 1900 - Constitutions - 58 pages
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Page 12 - Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation. Such compensation, when not made by the State, shall be ascertained by a jury, as shall be prescribed by law.
Page 38 - No county, 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 44 - Railways heretofore constructed, or that may hereafter be constructed in this state, are hereby declared public highways, and shall be free to all persons for the transportation of their persons and property thereon, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law.
Page 12 - 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 26 - President pro tempore of the senate shall act as Governor until the vacancy is filled, or the disability removed; and if the President of the Senate, for any of the above causes, shall be rendered incapable of performing the duties pertaining to the office of Governor, the same shall devolve upon the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 45 - 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 21 - 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 25 - ... he shall return it, with his objections, to the House in which it shall have originated which House shall enter the objections at large upon its journal, and proceed to reconsider the bill.
Page 14 - 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 34 - Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty -eight, or obtained a certificate of naturalization before any court of record in this State prior to the first day of January, in the year of our Lord...

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