Constitution of the State of Illinois


    The following Schedule Provisions shall remain part of
this Constitution until their terms have been executed. Once
each year the Attorney General shall review the following
provisions and certify to the Secretary of State which, if
any, have been executed. Any provisions so certified shall
thereafter be removed from the Schedule and no longer
published as part of this Constitution.
    Section 1. (Removed)
    Section 2. Prospective Operation of Bill of Rights.
    Section 3. (Removed)
    Section 4. Judicial Offices.
    Section 5. Local Government.
    Section 6. Authorized Bonds.
    Section 7. (Removed)
    Section 8. Cumulative Voting for Directors.
    Section 9. General Transition.
    Section 10. (Removed)
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    Any rights, procedural or substantive, created for the
first time by Article I shall be prospective and not
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    (a)  On the effective date of this Constitution,
Associate Judges and magistrates shall become Circuit Judges
and Associate Judges, respectively, of their Circuit Courts.
All laws and rules of court theretofore applicable to
Associate Judges and magistrates shall remain in force and be
applicable to the persons in their new offices until changed
by the General Assembly or the Supreme Court, as the case may
    (b)  (Removed)
    (c)  (Removed)
    (d)  Until otherwise provided by law and except to the
extent that the authority is inconsistent with Section 8 of
Article VII, the Circuit Courts shall continue to exercise
the non-judicial functions vested by law as of December 31,
1963, in county courts or the judges thereof.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    (a)  The number of members of a county board in a county
which, as of the effective date of this Constitution, elects
three members at large may be changed only as approved by
county-wide referendum. If the number of members of such a
county board is changed by county-wide referendum, the
provisions of Section 3(a) of Article VII relating to the
number of members of a county board shall govern thereafter.
    (b)  In Cook County, until (1) a method of election of
county board members different from the method in existence
on the effective date of this Constitution is approved by a
majority of votes cast both in Chicago and in the area
outside Chicago in a county-wide referendum or (2) the Cook
County Board by ordinance divides the county into single
member districts from which members of the County Board
resident in each district are elected, the number of members
of the Cook County Board shall be fifteen except that the
county board may increase the number if necessary to comply
with apportionment requirements. If either of the foregoing
changes is made, the provisions of Section 3(a) of Article
VII shall apply thereafter to Cook County.
    (c)  Townships in existence on the effective date of this
Constitution are continued until consolidated, merged,
divided or dissolved in accordance with Section 5 of Article
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    Nothing in Section 9 of Article IX shall be construed to
limit or impair the power to issue bonds or other evidences
of indebtedness authorized but unissued on the effective date
of this Constitution.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    Shareholders of all corporations heretofore organized
under any law of this State which requires cumulative voting
of shares for corporate directors shall retain their right to
vote cumulatively for such directors.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

    The rights and duties of all public bodies shall remain
as if this Constitution had not been adopted with the
exception of such changes as are contained in this
Constitution. All laws, ordinances, regulations and rules of
court not contrary to, or inconsistent with, the provisions
of this Constitution shall remain in force, until they shall
expire by their own limitation or shall be altered or
repealed pursuant to this Constitution. The validity of all
public and private bonds, debts and contracts, and of all
suits, actions and rights of action, shall continue as if no
change had taken place. All officers filling any office by
election or appointment shall continue to exercise the duties
thereof, until their offices shall have been abolished or
their successors selected and qualified in accordance with
this Constitution or laws enacted pursuant thereto.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

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