Leadership

WATER TROUBLES IN CHICAGO.

Issue 24 and Volume 39.

WATER TROUBLES IN CHICAGO. Like New York, Chicago is having her share of trouble (by no means for the first time) with some of its water takers. It appears that several private concerns, whose career on present conditions the mayor is determined to bring to an end, have connections by individual tunnels with both the city tunnels and the river, leading to breweries and factories. Among these are the following (probably there are others): The tunnel of the Metropolitan elevated railroad, constructed at a cost of $100,000 and extending 6,000 feet from the river to the power station at Center avenue, was built in 1895. So far as the records examined disclose, the work was done on a permit issued by William D. Kent, who was then commissioner of public works. Although it is estimated that the saving to the company in obtaining its water in this way will be…

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