Messages to the General Assembly

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Includes annual, biennial and special messages, proclamations, speeches, etc. before the General Assembly.

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Page 24 - The general assembly shall provide such revenue as may be needful by levying a tax, by valuation, so that every person and corporation shall pay a tax in proportion to the value of his, her or its property...
Page 26 - University shall be to qualify teachers for the common schools of this state by imparting instruction in the art of teaching in all branches of study which pertain to a common school education, in the elements of the natural sciences, including agricultural chemistry, animal and vegetable physiology, in the fundamental laws of the United States, and of the state of Illinois, in regard to the rights and duties of citizens, and such other studies as the board of education may, from time to time, prescribe.
Page 24 - The General Assembly shall provide, in all cases where it may be necessary to sell real estate for the nonpayment of taxes or special assessments for State, county, municipal or other purposes, that a return of such unpaid taxes or assessments shall be made to some general officer of the county having authority to receive State and county taxes...
Page 14 - And the General Assembly shall, from time to time, pass laws establishing reasonable maximum rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight on the different railroads in this State.
Page 25 - The General Assembly shall provide a thorough and efficient system of free schools, whereby all the children of this State may receive a good common school education.
Page 11 - No money shall be drawn from the Treasury except in pursuance of an appropriation made by law, and on the presentation of a warrant issued by the Auditor thereon ; and no money shall be diverted from any appropriation made for any purpose, or taken from any fund whatever, either by joint or separate resolution.
Page 24 - The General Assembly shall have no power to release or discharge any county, city, township, town or district whatever, or the inhabitants thereof, or the property therein, from their or its proportionate share of taxes to be levied for State purposes, nor shall commutation for such taxes be authorized in any form whatsoever.
Page 9 - The Judges of the Superior and Circuit Courts and the State's Attorney in said county shall receive the same salaries, payable out of the State treasury, as is or may be paid from said treasury to the circuit judges and State's...
Page 11 - In all other cases where a general law can be made applicable, no special law shall be enacted.
Page 8 - ART. 140. There shall be elected a superintendent of public education, who shall hold his office for the term of four years. His duties shall be prescribed by law, and he shall receive a salary of four thousand dollars per annum until otherwise provided by law: Provided, That the general assembly shall have power by a vote of a majority of the members elected to both houses to abolish the said office of superintendent of public education whenever, in their opinion, said office shall be no longer...

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