SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, that the inhabitants in the City of Lake Forest, in the County of Lake, and state of Illinois, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of “The City of Lake Forest”; and by that name shall have perpetual succession and may have and use a common seal, which they may change and alter at pleasure.
   SECTION 2. The boundaries of said City shall include within their limits all of the original plat of Lake Forest, as platted and recorded by the Lake Forest Association; the western addition to Lake Forest; all the west half of the north-west quarter of section thirty-three (33), township forty-four (44) north, of range twelve (12) east; also all of said section thirty-three (33), and all of the north-east quarter of section four (4), township forty-three (43), range aforesaid, that lies east of the eastern line or boundary of the public road or highway known as the Chicago and Green Bay road, or Chicago and Lake Shore road, so called; but no tract or lot thus included, and not embraced in either of the aforesaid plats, and exceeding thirty (30) acres in area, shall be taxed for general city purposes, but the same shall bear a proportionate share of taxes for school purposes, and shall, also, be liable for special assessments for improvements of streets and highways adjacent thereto.
   SECTION 3. The inhabitants of said City, by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue and be sued, to implead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law and equity and in all actions whatsoever; to purchase, preserve and hold property, both real and personal, within or beyond the City, for burial grounds, or for other public purposes, for the uses of the inhabitants of said City; to sell lease and convey or dispose of property, real and personal, for the benefit of the City, and to improve and protect such property and to do all other things thereto as natural persons.
   SECTION 4. The City of Lake Forest shall be divided into three (3) wards, the boundaries of which shall be fixed by the City Council and shall be, by the City Council, changed from time to time, as they shall see fit, having regard to the number of inhabitants. The City Council may create additional wards, as occasion may require, and fix the boundaries thereof.