Cook County, Illinois
An English syndicate has offered Mr. P. D. Armour, the big pork-packer of Chicago, it was stated on the 10th a bonus of $5,000,000 for the sale of his business. [The Northfield News (Northfield, MN) August 17, 1889, page 1]
Buffalo, Wednesday, Nov. 1. - Fred Douglass addressed an assemblage of some 1,500 persons at Chicago, on Monday night, and all passed off quietly. [The New York Times, 2 November 1854 - submitted by source #102]
Difficulties on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad - Death of William F. Thornton
Buffalo, Saturday, July 28
We learn from Chicago that the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad has been enjoined, and that no more trains will be run on that road at present. The track has been obstructed at various points, and the trains stopped by mobs.
Reports having reached Chicago of the death of Wm. F. Thornton, the principal projector of the Illinois and Michigan Railroad, by cholera, the members of the Bar attending the United States Circuit Court there held a meeting yesterday to pay a tribute to his memory. A private report, however, was received today, saying the intelligence was false, and that General Thornton is still living. [The New York Times, 30 July 1855 - submitted by source #102]
The Chicago Leader of May 12th comes to us with the valedictory of its editors, Messrs. S. P. Rounds and W. P. Brannan. The Leader was a literary newspaper, and was conducted with much ability. The proprietors state that it is to be indefinitely suspended. The causes assigned are, the increasing care demanded by a growing business in Mr. Rounds' type foundry and printing departments, and the withdrawal of his brother, upon whom he had depended for assistance in the business management of the establishment. We believe there is another cause which might appropriately be added to the above two. Experience heretofore has pretty clearly shown that when our western literary papers die, they die principally of the New York Ledger. We sincerely hope the suspension of the Leader may not be of long duration. [The Illinois State Democrat, Wednesday May 23, 1860 ]
The first business house re-erected in Chicago, was that of W. D. KERFOOT, real estate agent, on Washington street, whose shanty was up six hours after the fire. [The Andrew County Republican (Savannah, MO), November 1, 1871, page 1]
Catherine V. WAITE, of Chicago, is president of the Women's International Bar Association. [April 18, 1888 - The Newton Press (Jasper Co, IL)]
Benjamin CAMPBELL of Chicago will succeed J. W. BLABON as fourth vice president of the Great Northern. [Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN), January 4, 1905, page 3]
Hunnewell Mayoress to Lecture Chicago, Ill.
CHICAGO, ILL -- The Job of Being Mayor will be the subject of an address at the art institution here by Mrs. Ella Wilson, mayor of Hunnewell, Kan. Mayor Wilson will be accompanied by her chief of police and chief clerk. (Wichita Searchlight, October 7, 1911, page 2 - Submitted by Peggy Thompson)
Capt. James Gleason of the Shakespeare avenue police station, Chicago, was appointed chief of police by Mayor Harrison, succeeding John McWeeny, who resigned a short time ago because of friction in the department over the handling of the vice problem. Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper County, IL - November 14, 1913 (src #6)
Plan $500,000 Theater for Broadway Corner
Negotiations are under way for a $600,000 combination movie and vaudeville 3,000 seat theater to be erected at the southwest corner of Broadway and Irving Park boulevard. Ott J. Lorenz has purchased the site, 79x151, from the estate of W. C. Ohlendorf for an indicated price of $55,000. The property is improved with a two story frame store and flat building, also a four story brick store and flat building. [Chicago Daily Tribune - March 7, 1920]
Repays Hospitality of U.S.O.
A former WAVE, June Thome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thome, 5930 S. Campbell av., repays the hospitality accorded her in U.S.O. clubs by volunteering as hostess at the 131 S. Wabash av. U.S.O. branch. She teaches Pvt. Donald Meigs of Dadeville, Ala., how to knit. The Wabash av. U.S.O. has reported recent increases in attendance. Part of the Community Fund here, the U.S.O. will remain open into 1947. [Chicago Daily Tribune, October 20, 1946 - submitted by src #96]
Oak Glenn, Ill. - There are about 25 acres in tomatoes in this section this year, which
is approximately the same as last year's plantings. About 50 percent of the crop is sold to local canneries, and
the balance is only sufficient to supply local demand. No tomatoes are shipped from here. The tomatoes season here
is from about July 25 to October 1. Early and late Chalk Jewells are the varieties grown, and all are packed in
bushel baskets. C. D. [Source: Chicago Packer, Saturday, May 25, 1929 - Sub by a FoFG]