The City of Galesburg v. Hawkinson

CourtSupreme Court of Illinois
Writing for the CourtSCHOLFIELD
Citation75 Ill. 152,1874 WL 9208
Decision Date30 September 1874
PartiesTHE CITY OF GALESBURGv.OLOF HAWKINSON et al.

75 Ill. 152
1874 WL 9208 (Ill.)

THE CITY OF GALESBURG
v.
OLOF HAWKINSON et al.

Supreme Court of Illinois.

September Term, 1874.


[75 Ill. 153]

APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Knox county; the Hon. ARTHUR A. SMITH, Judge, presiding.

This was a petition by Olof Hawkinson and others, filed in the circuit court, to have their lands within the corporate limits of the city of Galesburg, disconnected therefrom by a decree of court. The city and several citizens having an interest in the matter appeared, and resisted the relief sought. The court below decreed according to the prayer of the petition, and the defendant below appealed.

Messrs. MILLER & FROST, for the appellants.

Messrs. WILLIAMS, MCKENZIE & CALKINS, for the appellees.

Mr. JUSTICE SCHOLFIELD delivered the opinion of the Court:

The eighth section of “An act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages, and to unite cities, towns and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872, (2d Gross, 64) provides that whenever a majority of the legal voters of any territory within any city, town or village, and being upon the border and within the boundary thereof, shall petition the circuit court of the county in which such city, town or village is situated, praying to be disconnected therefrom, such petition shall be filed with the clerk of the court, at least ten days before the first day of the term at which it is proposed to be heard, and like proceedings shall be had as is required by secs. 4, 5 and 6 of the act for the annexation of territory to such city, town or village, provided that the provisions of this section shall only apply to lands not laid out into city or town lots or blocks.

Section 4 prescribes how a petition to enlarge the boundaries of any city, town or village shall be presented to the circuit court, what notice shall be given, etc., and secs. 5 and 6 are as follows:

Ҥ 5. The legal voters, resident upon the territory thus proposed to be annexed, or any of them, or any owner of land

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therein, or any voter of such city, village or town, may appear at such hearing and show cause why such annexation should not be made; and the court, or a jury impanneled for that purpose (no member of the jury so impanneled shall be a resident of the corporation or territory to be annexed, nor of the town or towns in which said corporation or territory may be situated) shall hear all competent evidence that may be offered by either party; and the court may continue the hearing, from time to time, for any cause, and make all proper orders in regard to the hearing, giving of notices, and other disposition of the case.”

“§ 6. If, upon the hearing, the court or the jury shall find that such territory ought to be annexed to such city, village or town, and can be so done without injustice to the inhabitants or persons interested, the court shall so order. If the court or the jury shall find against the petitioner, the petition shall be dismissed at the costs of the petitioner, and no subsequent petition shall be presented for the annexation of any of the territory embraced in such petition, within one year from the time of entering such order, provided that new trials may be granted, as in other jury cases.”

The petition of appellees sets forth that the petitioners reside in, and are a majority of the legal voters of the territory described in the petition, situate within and upon the border and within the boundary of the city of Galesburg, containing 520 acres, &c.; that a portion of the petitioners therein named claim to own and do possess and control part of the territory described in the petition, and desire to be and are made petitioners, and that no part of the land therein described is now, or ever has been laid out in town or city lots or blocks. The prayer is, that the territory in the petition described may be disconnected from the city of Galesburg.

Answer and replication were filed, and the...

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  • State ex rel. Fire Dist. of Lemay v. Smith, No. 39048.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • January 2, 1945
    ...750; Re Ridgefield Park, 54 N.J.L. 288, 23 Atl. 674; Re North Milwaukee, 93 Wis. 616, 67 N.W. 1033, 33 L.R.A. 638; Galesburg v. Hawkinson, 75 Ill. 152; Burnett v. Greene, 97 Fla. 1007, 122 So. 570, 67 L.R.A. 244; Funkhauser v. Randolph, 287 Ill. 94, 122 N.E. 144; North v. Board of Education......
  • FRANKLIN TP. IN SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ v. Tugwell, No. 6619.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • May 18, 1936
    ...but the remaining taxpayers, may be heard in a court of equity to resist the detachment. The City of Galesburg v. Hawkinson et al., 75 Ill. 152. While these cases relate to suits by taxpayers against the municipality to prevent an injury which is threatened by the municipality, we see no di......
  • Rock v. Rock
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • February 6, 1904
    ...corporation is legislative. Beach. Corp. § 80; 71 F. 443; Dill. Mun. Corp. § 9; Cooley, Const. Lim. 232; 114 Mass. 220; 29 Mich. 451; 75 Ill. 152; 6 Cal. 143; 55 Ind. 515; 7 Ind. 157; 8 Blackf. 361; 67 N.W. 1033; 80 Ia. 626; 54 N.J.L. 288; 24 N.Y. 86; 75 Ill. 152; 71 F. 443; 6 Cal. 143; 29 ......
  • Burnett v. Greene
    • United States
    • Florida Supreme Court
    • June 17, 1931
    ...175, 71 F. 443; People v. Town of Nevada, 6 Cal. 143; People ex rel. Rhodes v. Fleming, 10 Colo. 553, 16 P. 298; Galesburg v. Hawkinson, 75 Ill. 152; Funkhouser v. Randolph, 287 Ill. 94, 122 N.E. 144; North v. Board of Education, 313 Ill. 422, 145 N.E. 158; State ex rel. Spencer v. Drainage......
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57 cases
  • State ex rel. Fire Dist. of Lemay v. Smith, No. 39048.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • January 2, 1945
    ...750; Re Ridgefield Park, 54 N.J.L. 288, 23 Atl. 674; Re North Milwaukee, 93 Wis. 616, 67 N.W. 1033, 33 L.R.A. 638; Galesburg v. Hawkinson, 75 Ill. 152; Burnett v. Greene, 97 Fla. 1007, 122 So. 570, 67 L.R.A. 244; Funkhauser v. Randolph, 287 Ill. 94, 122 N.E. 144; North v. Board of Education......
  • FRANKLIN TP. IN SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ v. Tugwell, No. 6619.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • May 18, 1936
    ...but the remaining taxpayers, may be heard in a court of equity to resist the detachment. The City of Galesburg v. Hawkinson et al., 75 Ill. 152. While these cases relate to suits by taxpayers against the municipality to prevent an injury which is threatened by the municipality, we see no di......
  • Rock v. Rock
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • February 6, 1904
    ...corporation is legislative. Beach. Corp. § 80; 71 F. 443; Dill. Mun. Corp. § 9; Cooley, Const. Lim. 232; 114 Mass. 220; 29 Mich. 451; 75 Ill. 152; 6 Cal. 143; 55 Ind. 515; 7 Ind. 157; 8 Blackf. 361; 67 N.W. 1033; 80 Ia. 626; 54 N.J.L. 288; 24 N.Y. 86; 75 Ill. 152; 71 F. 443; 6 Cal. 143; 29 ......
  • Burnett v. Greene
    • United States
    • Florida Supreme Court
    • June 17, 1931
    ...175, 71 F. 443; People v. Town of Nevada, 6 Cal. 143; People ex rel. Rhodes v. Fleming, 10 Colo. 553, 16 P. 298; Galesburg v. Hawkinson, 75 Ill. 152; Funkhouser v. Randolph, 287 Ill. 94, 122 N.E. 144; North v. Board of Education, 313 Ill. 422, 145 N.E. 158; State ex rel. Spencer v. Drainage......
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