(75 ILCS 16/1-15)
Districts established under prior laws.
(a) Any library district established or formed under any prior
law, including those formed under "An Act authorizing the creation
of public library districts", approved May 26, 1943, "An Act in relation to the
creation of public library districts", approved May 16, 1957, or the Illinois
Public Library District Act, shall be deemed to have been established or formed
under this Act, notwithstanding the fact that the library district does not
meet all of the qualifications for the establishment or formation of library
districts set forth in this Act, and shall be subject to the provisions of this
Act. No further referendum need be held to authorize the levy of the annual
public library tax up to the limitation of Section 35-5.
(b) The trustees elected or appointed under this Act shall be the successors
to the trustees of districts established under any prior law repealed by
this Act or set forth in subsection (a), and all right, title and
interest in and to property of any type, and all rights and causes of action
existing or vested in trustees of districts created under any prior law, fully
vests in the trustees elected or appointed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1277.)