Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois, Volume 243

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Page 35 - The powers of the government of this State are divided into three distinct departments the legislative, executive and judicial ; and no person, or collection of persons, being one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page 102 - ... a right of action shall accrue to the widow of the person so killed, his lineal heirs or adopted children, or to any other person or persons who were, before such loss of life, dependent for support on the person or persons so killed, for a like recovery of damages for the injuries sustained .by. reason of such loss of life or lives.
Page 16 - June of each year, report in writing to the Judges of the Supreme Court, such defects and omissions in the laws as their experience may suggest; and the Judges of the Supreme Court shall, on or before the first day of January...
Page 24 - Each branch of the legislature, as well as the governor and council, shall have authority to require the opinions of the justices of the supreme judicial court, upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions.
Page 613 - A widow shall be endowed of the third part of all the lands whereof her husband was seized of an estate of inheritance, at any time during the marriage.
Page 113 - ... shall in no event exceed what it would then cost the insured to repair or replace the same with material of like kind and quality.
Page 25 - The judges of the supreme court shall, in all trials, instruct the jury in the law. They shall also give their written opinion upon any question of law whenever requested by the governor, or by either house of the general assembly.
Page 98 - ... no law shall be revived or amended by reference to its title only, but the law revived or the section amended shall be inserted at length in the new act.
Page 569 - Undoubtedly, as a general rule, positive testimony as to a particular fact, uncontradicted by any one, should control the decision of the court; but that rule admits of many exceptions. There may be such an inherent improbability in the statements of a witness as to induce the court or jury to disregard his evidence, even in the absence of any direct conflicting testimony.
Page 343 - ... a fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries, resulting, from the decedent's death, to the person or persons for whose benefit the action is brought.

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