(820 ILCS 310/24)
(from Ch. 48, par. 172.59)
(a) The invalidity of any portion of this Act shall in no way
affect the validity of any other portion thereof which can be given effect
without such invalid part.
(b) Any election of an employer to be bound by the provisions of any Act
that is repealed here, which election is existing at the time this Act
becomes effective, is an election to be bound by the provisions of this Act
to pay compensation for occupational diseases and for death resulting
(c) Any of the provisions of this Act that are the same as or
substantially the same as any of the provisions of the Acts that are
repealed herein shall be construed as a continuation of such prior
provisions and not as a new enactment.
(d) If in any other statute reference is made to any Act or section of
any Act herein repealed, such reference shall be construed to refer to this
Act or a substantially similar provision of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1095.)