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A formal application for membership of the Unione Siciliana was made to the Supreme Council of Chicago, Illinois. Members were elected to public office, including mayor, senator, city councilman, district superintendent and state representative. On February 16, 1919, the members of the Supreme Council came to Chicago and Illinois. The inauguration of the officers took place on February 18, 1918, at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., and the members were eligible for election to their first term.
In 1907, East Chicago had a population of about 1,000 people and an average income of $2,500 a year, which in today's dollars is about $1.5 million. In the same year, the Calumet Railroad, the first of its kind in the United States, connected the settlement with Chicago's mainline rail system.
The port was operated by the Chicago and North Central Railroad, the first of its kind in the United States, and eventually had a steel production facility within the city.
Mills and factory jobs attracted tens of thousands of migrants to the region in the 1910s and 1920s, who joined the industrial world and brought the population to 54,784 by 1930. Black Americans also arrived, which continued through the 1940s and 1960s. They came in large numbers during the Great Depression and World War II, and after the war.
Unlike neighboring Gary, Indiana, East Chicago quickly developed into a rough industrial city plagued by organized crime. It was the steel crisis of 1974-1986 that devastated eastern Chicago, as it did in many other industrial cities in the United States. By the 1960s, as workers no longer had to work in factories, meaning they could live outside the city and commute to less polluted suburbs, the population began to shrink.
The rivalry developed between working-class families and the local business community in east Chicago. Rivalries developed between the working-class family and the natives who were born in the business communities. Resilience developed within the working-class family and local businesses in East Chicago, especially between immigrant families and natives.
The city was called the "Twin City" by locals to describe East Chicago and its business community in East Chicago, especially in the south and west.
There were also families who identified with the East Chicago community, like the West Side and the South Side. The younger members got married, had children and moved to other parts of the city where there was more land and the children had more space to play. They recognized the need for a new industrial area in Chicago and invested heavily in community services. Using the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal dredged by the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and its proximity to Chicago, EastChicago has become a leading industrial center in the Great Lakes region.
The city continued to grow rapidly in the 1910s and 1920s, and its population soared by 24,000 as a result of immigration from all over Europe and the United States. As immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe flocked to East Chicago for factory jobs, the population of East Chicago rose 460 percent from 3,411 to 19,098. By the 1950s, the city had become the most industrialized city in the United States, with 80% of its land reserved for heavy industry. The population peaked at 57,669 in 1960 and rose to more than 60,500 by the 1960s, an increase of more than 1,200 percent.
None of us could have foreseen what would become of Cesare Battisti Lodge today, but in 1955 plans were made for a new box building and construction began. The lodge met at its current location on the corner of US 12 and US 20, which merged on both sides and moved on to the current location of the East Chicago Public Library and the University of Illinois in Chicago.
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