Actual Government in Illinois by Mary Louise ChildsActual Government in Illinois by Mary Louise Childs

Actual Government in Illinois

byMary Louise Childs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II GOVERNMENT OF CHICAGO References: 1. The Chart of the Organization of the Government of Chicago, prepared by Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency, p. 25. All their charts are of very great value for accuracy. 2. Chicago City Manual, 1915. 3. Efficiency Charts prepared by Civil Service Commission to show organization of all city departments. 4. Rev. Stat., 1915, ch. 24. 5. "History and Gov. of Chicago." Educ. Bi-Mo., Chicago Normal College. Our C1v1c Creed. "Chicago does not ask us, her citizens, to die for her welfare; she asks us to live for her, and so to live, and so to act, that her government may be pure, her officers honest, and every corner of her territory shall be a fit place to grow the best men and women who shall rule over her."--Adapted from a Wisconsin City. "Where 'we will,' there's a way."--Chicago's new motto.--From The Tribune. Early History of Chicago. The famous treaty of Greenville (1795) made by the United States with the western Indians, ceded a tract of land six miles square--a congressional township--at the mouth of the Chicago river, to the Government. No use was made of this cession until the winter of 1803, when Fort Dearborn was built at the mouth of the river. A tablet marking the site of the fort has been placed on a building at the foot of Rush Street bridge. The Chicago Historical Society has a good model of the fort. Most of the land once occupied by the old fort is now the bed of the Chicago river. There is great difference of opinion over the meaning of the word "Chicago," but none over its Indian origin. It was probably derived from the Indian word for the "wild onion" that flourished over the prairies and marshes around the lake. Consult J. S. Currey's History of Chicago, Vol. I, pp. 32-34. The first town of...
Title:Actual Government in IllinoisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217674887

ISBN - 13:9780217674881