(220 ILCS 55/1)
(from Ch. 134, par. 1)
That every company heretofore incorporated under
any general or special law, or which may be incorporated under any general
law of this state for the construction or operation of any telegraph line
through or in this state, shall possess the powers and privileges and be
subject to the duties, restrictions and liabilities prescribed in this act.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1052