The Common Council Gets It Done

Monday, March 27, 1871

The Chicago Common Council accomplishes a great deal of business.  Agenda items include multiple requests, among them one to open Milwaukee Avenue from Lake to Desplaines Streets, and another to enforce the ordinance against horse jockeying and Sabbath breaking.  In addition, it receives a report from the Board of Health recommending that the council provide residents with public baths, and a proposal from the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners that the city replace crank-powered fire alarms with ones that do not require this effort.