2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 115/ - Soldiers Memorial Hall Act.

(330 ILCS 115/0.01) (from Ch. 23, par. 3050)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Soldiers Memorial Hall Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(330 ILCS 115/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 3051)
Sec. 1. The Soldiers' Home in Chicago, a corporation incorporated under and by virtue of a special act of the Legislature of the State of Illinois, approved and in force February 28, 1867, be and the said corporation hereby is authorized and empowered to erect and maintain on the north one-quarter of a piece of ground now known as "Dearborn Park" in that part of the City of Chicago known as Fort Dearborn Addition to Chicago, and bounded on the north by the south line of Randolph Street, on the east by the west line of Michigan Avenue, on the south by the north line of Washington Street, and on the west by the east line of an alley known as Dearborn Place, a Soldiers' Memorial Hall building to commemorate the virtues, sufferings and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors of the State of Illinois in the late Civil War, and for the uses hereinafter set forth.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 314.)


(330 ILCS 115/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 3052)
Sec. 2. Said Memorial Hall building when erected shall be used under the direction and control of the managers of the said Soldiers' Home in Chicago by all non-political organizations of United States soldiers and sailors of the late civil war, and such other organizations of United States soldiers, sailors and marines of succeeding wars and expeditions of the United States for all purposes not inconsistent with such organizations without charge, but no part thereof shall be rented by said Soldiers' Home in Chicago for pecuniary profit, except for such charitable objects as are provided for in its charter, and the care, maintenance and protection of said building.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 314.)


(330 ILCS 115/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3053)
Sec. 3. The main or principal hall of such memorial building shall be a public hall, in which non-political public meetings may be held under the direction and control of the directors of the said Soldiers' Home, and the sanction and approval of the mayor and common council of the city of Chicago: Provided, however, such public meeting shall not interfere with the use of said hall by any of the before mentioned organizations in the manner contemplated by this act.
(Source: Laws 1889, p. 348.)


(330 ILCS 115/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 3054)
Sec. 4. The directors of the Chicago Public Library shall have the privilege of storing and keeping in such unoccupied portions of said Memorial Hall building as may not be required for other purposes, all such maps, charts, books, periodicals, papers and other literature relating to the late civil war and military history of this country, as they may desire. At the expiration of fifty years from the completion of said Memorial Hall building and at any time after the expiration of that period, the directors of the Soldiers' Home in Chicago, at their option, by a two-thirds vote of all their members, may turn over, transfer and convey to the directors of the Chicago Public Library all the right, title and interest of the Soldiers' Home in Chicago, in and to the said Memorial Hall building and grounds, and the said directors of the Chicago Public Library in such case are hereby authorized and empowered to receive, accept, hold and maintain the same in perpetuity; Provided, however, said building shall never be deprived of its distinctive character as a Soldiers' Memorial Hall, or be used by the directors of the Chicago Public Library or any other persons to the exclusion of the non-political organizations of the soldiers and sailors of the late civil war and such other organizations of United States soldiers, sailors and marines of succeeding wars and expeditions of the United States.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 314.)


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