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OF THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE

HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN,

ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 14 AND 15, 1914.

FIRST SESSION

The meeting was called to order at two o'clock, P. M. on Wednesday, October 14, 1914, by the President, Mayor William W. Bennett, of Rockford. William G. Adkins acted as Secretary Pro tem. Present: Mayors: Albert Fehrmann Elgin

James R. Smart Evanston
Edwin Ganto

Wenona
G. B. Deahl

Martinsville
F. C. Tomson

Macon
Roscoe D. Wyatt Salem
E. F. Bradford

Ottawa
Z. T. Baum

Paris
C. A. Martin

Mt. Carmel
J. F. Sprague

Bement
H. C. Latham

Hillsboro
Joseph Berry

Olney
0. B. Dobbins

Champaign
0. L. Browder

Urbana
W. W. Bennett

Rockford
Aldermen: F. F. Carr

Macon
John B. Bennett Urbana
J. E. Smith

Urbana
John A. Fairlie

Urbana
City Comptroller W. J. Hamilton Evanston
City Engineers: Edwin Main

Rockford
A. M. Danely

Urbana

Messrs. Montague Ferry and B. M. Ferguson of the De

partment of Public Service, Chicago. William G. Adkins, Statistician, Chicago.

Addresses of welcome were delivered by

President Edmund J. James, University of Illinois
Mayor 0. B. Dobbins, Champaign, and

Mayor 0. L. Browder, Urbana, and responded to by Mayor William W. Bennett of Rockford, President of the League, who supplemented his response with an address upon the work of the League and of the convention.

In the absence of Mayor M. R. Carlson of Moline, the chairman, the report of the Committee on Organization was presented by Alderman John A. Fairlie of Urbana. This report consisted of a draft of a constitution submitted for adoption, and, upon motion duly seconded, was referred to a committee to be appointed by the President.

A telegram from Mayor M. R. Carlson of Moline was read by the President.

The convention was then entertained by an illustrated lecture on "Parks in a Small City", by Professor A. D. Evans, of the University of Illinois, in the absence of Professor J. C. Blair of the Urbana Park Commission.

The President announced the following committees : On Constitution: Alderman Fairlie of Urbana, Mayors

Fehrmann of Elgin and Dobbins of Champaign. On Nominations: Mayors Browder of Urbana, Wyatt of

Salem, and Martin of Mt. Carmel. On Resolutions: Mayors Smart of Evanston, Bradford of

Ottawa, and Latham of Hillsboro.

The convention then adjourned to inspect the various departments of the University and to meet at ten o'clock A. M. Thursday, October 15th, 1914.

SECOND SESSION Thursday, October 15th, 1914, at 10 A. M. The President in the chair. There were present in addition to the members attending the first session:

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