(70 ILCS 1205/1-2) (from Ch. 105, par. 1-2)
    Sec. 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 specific designation.
    (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 enactment.
    (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in effect and if any provision is inconsistent with another provision of this code or with any other act not expressly repealed by Section One of Article Twelve hereof, it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a limitation upon any other power granted to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 district.
    (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.)