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ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES


From the Ashes, 1872-1900

A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives

Documents 1-50

From the Ashes, 1872-1900 Introduction

  1. Petition for a Free Peddlers' License
    April 4, 1872
  2. School Census Report
    October 1, 1872
  3. Petition to Remit a Fine Imposed for Violation of the Pound Ordinance
    November 13, 1872
  4. Sketch of a Proposed Public Bathing House
    July 17, 1873
  5. Resolution and Ordinance Relative to Establishing Free Lodging Houses
    December 8, 1873
  6. Petition of the Baptist Union Mission to Use Council Chambers Sunday Evenings
    July 1, 1874
  7. Communication from Teachers of the Holden School in Regard to the Hazard of Cattle in the Streets
    May 25, 1875
  8. Resolution Concerning the Operating Hours of the Public Library
    July 6, 1875
  9. Communication Concerning Establishing a Free Soup House
    January 5, 1877
  10. Petition of the Ellsworth Zouaves for Compensation for Services Rendered During the Labor Riots
    December 6, 1877
  11. Communication from the Coroner to the Mayor Concerning Unsafe Elevators
    January 13, 1879
  12. Invitation from the Turnverein Vorwaerts for Council Members to Attend a Reception for U. S. Grant
    January 27, 1879
  13. Ordinance Concerning Work Requirements for Inmates of the House of Correction
    May 5, 1879
  14. Communication Concerning Sanitary Conditions at Sixth Ward Schools
    December 22, 1879
  15. Communication from the State Board of Health Concerning Pollution of the Chicago River, Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Illinois River
    January 10, 1880
  16. Resolution to Investigate a Cigar Factory
    March 1, 1880
  17. Ordinance Concerning Child Labor
    September 6, 1880
  18. Ordinance Concerning Contributions from City Employees
    October 4, 1880
  19. Report on a Petition for Compensation for Damages Suffered from the Death of Henry Coyle
    November 29, 1880
  20. Petition to Modify the Fire Limits so as to Allow Increased Housing
    May 23, 1881
  21. Resolution to Remove Beggars from the Streets
    May 23, 1881
  22. Resolution to Close City Offices at the Hour of the Execution of Charles Guiteau
    June 26, 1882
  23. Petition from the Woman's Christian Association to Remit Water Taxes on their Boarding House
    February 12, 1883
  24. Resolution Concerning New Standard Time
    November 19, 1883
  25. Resolution Concerning Competition from Prison Labor
    July 28, 1884
  26. Proposed Amendment to the Municipal Code Concerning Living Spaces
    February 18, 1885
  27. Invitation to Attend a House Raising Festival
    September 14, 1885
  28. Resolution to Provide for Disabled Policemen
    May 10, 1886
  29. Petition of Catherine Svaneck for Compensation for the Death of her Son
    May 17, 1886
  30. Remonstrance Against a Baseball Park at the Corner of Twelfth and Lincoln Streets
    April 27, 1887
  31. Communication from the Trade and Labor Assembly Concerning Compulsory Education
    December 16, 1888
  32. Bird's-Eye View of the Property of Fraser & Chalmers
    December 10, 1889
  33. Communication from the Illinois Woman's Alliance Concerning Child Labor
    April 16, 1890
  34. Communication from the Illinois Woman's Alliance Concerning Bathing Houses
    January 19, 1891
  35. Petition of the Garden City Billiard Table Co. to Erect an Ornamental Sign
    April 8, 1891
  36. Petition from Labor Groups to Close City Offices on May 1 to Observe an Eight-Hour Demonstration
    April 19, 1891
  37. Communication from the Police Superintendent to the Mayor Requesting an Increase in the Police Force
    September 17, 1892
  38. Memorial of the Chicago Teamsters Union No. 1 for the City to Contract Exclusively with Union Teamsters
    February 6, 1893
  39. Communication to the Mayor from the Commissioner of Health Concerning Bacteriological Testing
    July 10, 1893
  40. Invitation to Attend a Celebration in Honor of Thaddeus Kosciusko
    April 23, 1894
  41. Resolution Requesting the Mayor to Appeal to the People on Behalf of the Workmen at Pullman
    June 4, 1894
  42. Mayor's Communication Regarding Railroad Accidents
    April 8, 1895
  43. Communication from the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers in Support of a Right of Way for the Calumet and Blue Island Railroad
    June 3, 1895
  44. Communication from the Commander of G.A.R. Post No. 5 Notifying the City Clerk of that Post's Intention to Undertake the Relief of Indigent Veterans
    July 8, 1895
  45. Resolution to Investigate the Civil Service Commission
    January 11, 1896
  46. Resolution to Recognize the Cuban Patriots as Belligerents
    February 22, 1896
  47. Ordinance for Relief of the Needy and Suffering Poor
    December 14, 1896
  48. Communication from the Board of Education Concerning Kindergartens
    January 25, 1899
  49. Communication from Policemen Requesting a Salary Increase
    October 28, 1899
  50. Ordinance Concerning Work Hours and Wages
    February 19, 1900