(70 ILCS 1205/1-2)
(from Ch. 105, par. 1-2)
(a) It is the intent of this codification that from and after its
effective date, all existing park districts heretofore organized, together
with all districts hereafter organized under this code, shall have
identical powers, duties and purposes except for those instances where
specific powers, duties or forms of organization are expressly conferred
upon or prescribed for Submerged Land Park Districts, Pleasure Driveway and
Park Districts or Township Park Districts, as in this code provided by
(b) Construction. The provisions of this code, so far as they are the
same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be
construed as a continuation of such prior provisions and not as a new
(c) If in any other statute reference is made to an act of the General
Assembly or a section of such an act which is continued in this code, such
reference shall be held to refer to the act or section thereof so continued
in this code.
(d) Nothing set forth herein shall be construed to disturb, alter,
amend, limit, or broaden the powers of the Chicago Park District or any
other park district heretofore formed under special charter.
(e) Where reference in this code is made to a specific article or
section but no act is specified, the reference is to an article or section
of this code and to all amendments thereto which may be hereafter enacted.
(f) Where reference in this code is made for any purpose to another act,
either specifically or generally, the reference shall be to that act and
all amendments thereto now in force or which may be hereafter enacted.
(g) The provisions of this code shall be cumulative in effect and if any
provision is inconsistent with another provision of this code or with any
other act not expressly repealed by Section One of Article Twelve hereof,
it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a
limitation upon any other power granted to or possessed by any park
(h) If any provision of this code is held invalid, the invalidity of
that provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this code.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 113.)