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(65 ILCS 40/) Town Incorporation Validation Act.

65 ILCS 40/0.01

    (65 ILCS 40/0.01) (from Ch. 24, par. 808d.12h)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Town Incorporation Validation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

65 ILCS 40/1

    (65 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 24, par. 808d.13)
    Sec. 1. Whenever the legal voters of any territory have, for at least 20 years preceding the effective date of this Act, elected town officers, who have levied taxes and have performed the functions of and acted as the corporate authorities of an incorporated town, and the court records of the incorporation of such territory as an incorporated town have been destroyed and the records in the office of the Secretary of State are missing or are incomplete, such territory is declared to be validly organized and incorporated as an incorporated town and all acts taken in reliance upon such organization, including any annexations to such an incorporated town from the date of organization to the effective date of this Act, are validated.
(Source: P.A. 77-349.)

65 ILCS 40/2

    (65 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 24, par. 808d.14)
    Sec. 2. The president of any incorporated town to which this Act is applicable may certify such fact to the recorder of deeds of the county in which the incorporated town is located. The recorder of deeds shall record this certification and shall immediately transmit the certification to the Secretary of State together with his certificate of recordation. If it appears from the certification and such other supporting evidence as may be required by the Secretary of State that the incorporated town is one which is described by Section 1, the Secretary of State shall file the documents, issue his certificate of approval and enter the incorporated town in the register of municipalities required by Section 2-1-5 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 77-349.)