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LABOR TO ATTEND COUNCIL MEETING
WILL HALLS BE "PACKED" AGAIN?
1 THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
S VOL. 5, NO. 18 Chicago, Monday, October 18, 1915 398g
SAY, WHO RUNS THIS
State Laws Made by Farmers, Horse Doctors -tnd
Lawyers at Springfield Play Havoc With Chicago
Sunday Closing, Car Traffic, Teachers'-
Fed., All Hit Lately.
' Who's going to run the city gov
ernment of Chicago?
Shall the laws of Chieago as a city
be made by a state legislature at
Springfield controlled by farmers,
horse doctors, dentists and lawyers?!
Or shall this city of Chicago have
home rule, power to make its own
laws free from all the squabbles, mix
ups and small garfts of small cities,
tank towns, cross roads and" corn
fields? That's one big issue heaved up
from under this Sunday closing order,
the state utilities commission orders
lately to the Chicago Surf ace. Lines,
and -the attempt of big business in
terests to crush the Teachers' Feder
, Both, knockers and boosters ofi
Mayor Thompson say tie home role?
question is now shoved up into
more live and real issue than any,
time in years.
"Yes, there's a decided increase in,
home rule sentiment lately," said
Corporation Counsel Foboni to a Day
"If the people of ChicagoJhaa com
plete power to govern their own city
and make their own laws it would
take a lot of work, anil responsibility
off your shoulders, wouldn't it?" he
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