(70 ILCS 605/12-17) (from Ch. 42, par. 12-17)
    Sec. 12-17. Construction of act-Effect of omissions, imperfections or defects in proceedings.
    This Act shall be liberally construed to promote drainage for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes. The collection of assessments shall not be defeated by reason of any omission, imperfection or defect not substantial in nature occurring in the organization of any district or in any of the proceedings prior to the order confirming an assessment, but such order shall be conclusive that all prior proceedings were regular and according to law.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)