Leadership

WATERWORKS LITIGATION.

Issue 5 and Volume 39.

WATERWORKS LITIGATION. CHICAGO That Chicago by duty and law is required to furnish to its taxpayers and property owners in every part of the city water service equal so far as possible to that in any other part of the city is the substance of a decision recently given by Judge Mack in the Rogers Park water suit. In January, 1905, the Rogers Park Water company applied to the Circuit court for an injunction restraining the city of Chicago from proceeding with its plans to extend its water mains through that part of the city. l he company based its contentions on the plea that the citizens of Rogers Park, before its annexation to the city of Chicago, by granting it a franchise, gave it the exclusive right to lay mains and distribute water in that district. To this the city demurred, and the decision sustained that demurrer. Judge Mack,…

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