. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. iver flowing through an inhabited country. The construction of the canal was authorized by state law May 29, 1889, andthe Sanitary District of Chicago was organized for the work, its territory includingall that part of Chicago lying north of Eighty-seventh street, with the exceptionof two small outlying suburbs, and forty-three square miles of Cook County outsideof the city limits. Its total area is 185 square m

. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. iver flowing through an inhabited country. The construction of the canal was authorized by state law May 29, 1889, andthe Sanitary District of Chicago was organized for the work, its territory includingall that part of Chicago lying north of Eighty-seventh street, with the exceptionof two small outlying suburbs, and forty-three square miles of Cook County outsideof the city limits. Its total area is 185 square m Stock Photo
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. Memorial, presented by the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago to the Congress of the United States : deep waterway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River at St. Louis. iver flowing through an inhabited country. The construction of the canal was authorized by state law May 29, 1889, andthe Sanitary District of Chicago was organized for the work, its territory includingall that part of Chicago lying north of Eighty-seventh street, with the exceptionof two small outlying suburbs, and forty-three square miles of Cook County outsideof the city limits. Its total area is 185 square miles. The district is eighteenmiles long from north to south, and nine and a half miles wide on a line east andwest through the city hall. Its extreme width is fifteen miles.* The nine trusteesto whom the control of the district was given, were authorized to levy taxes to the *By an act of the Legislature of the State of Illinois in the year 1903, 78.6 square miles of territoryto the north were added to the corporate limits of the original Sanitary District and 94.5 square milesto the south. The present total area is now 358.1 square miles and 38 miles long from north to south.. Memorial to the Congress of the United States. 19 extent of one-half of one per cent per anniuu on the assessed valuation of theproperty of the District; and for the five years from 1895 to 1899 they were alloweda tax rate of one and one-half per cent. They were also empowered to issuebonds to the amount of five per cent of the taxable property of the district, withthe provision that that amount should not exceed $15, 000, 000, a limitation which ra1901 was raised to $20, 000, 000, to enable further improvement of the ChicagoEiver. The total bond issue to date has been $24, 790, 000, of which amount$17, 565, 000 is still outstanding. The total income of the District from taxes todate has been $27, 950, 766.38. The first Board of Trustees of the District, elected December 12, 1889, consistedof John J. Altpeter, Arn

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