ILLINOIS: Children of Darkness

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The chambers of Chicago's City Council were packed. A reading clerk chanted: ". . . Now certain special interests—the bankers, the stock exchange brokers, a morning newspaper [Chicago Tribune'] and undoubtedly the electric light monopoly—all of whom will benefit financially, are attempting to railroad through the City Council an ordinance. . . . [They are] sponsors of this vicious attempt to compel school children to get up two hours before sunrise in the cold winter months. . . . We, the Chicago Federation of Labor, in regular meeting assembled, do hereby...

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