History of Cook County, Illinois--: Being a General Survey of Cook County History, Including a Condensed History of Chicago and Special Account of Districts Outside the City Limits; from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
Weston Arthur Goodspeed, Daniel David Healy
Goodspeed Historical Association, 1909 - Cook County (Ill.) - 1011 pages
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Page 66 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 235 - The General Assembly may provide for the establishment of a probate court in each county having a population of over 50,000, and for the election of a judge thereof, whose term of office shall be the same as that of the county judge, and who shall be elected at the same time and in the same manner.
Page 377 - ... of June, a concentration at the scene of action, under the command of General Scott, of all the available regular troops from the Lakes, the Atlantic, and the lower Mississippi. Of the six companies of artillery ordered from Fort Monroe, five reached Chicago, "a distance of 1,800 miles, in the short space of eighteen days, a rapidity which is believed to be unprecedented in military movements. The loss by cholera in that detachment alone, was equal to one out of every three men."!
Page 34 - Library be and it is hereby authorized to take possession of the piece of ground now known as Dearborn Park, in that part of the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, known as the Fort Dearborn Addition to Chicago, and bounded on the north by the south line of Randolph Street, on the east by the west line of Michigan Avenue, on the south by the north line of Washington Street, on the west by the east line of an alley known as Dearborn place, and to erect and maintain thereon a public library building...
Page 249 - for the purpose of maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession of the law, of cultivating social relations among its members, and increasing its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice.
Page 219 - Criminal court of Cook county shall be held by one or more of the judges of the Circuit or Superior court of Cook county, as nearly as may be in alternation, as may be determined by said judges, or provided by law.
Page 54 - All the right and title of the State of Illinois in and to the lands, submerged or otherwise, lying north of the south line of Monroe street and south of the south line of Randolph street, and between the east line of Michigan avenue and the track and roadway of the Illinois Central Railroad Company...
Page 47 - That the right of way hereby granted to said company shall be fifty feet in width on each side of the center line of said...
Page 236 - Said cou1ts, when established, shall have original jurisdiction of all probate matters, the settlement of estates of deceased persons, the appointment of guardians and conservators, and settlement of their accounts; in all matters relating to apprentices, and in cases of sales of real estate of deceased persons for the payment of debts.