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Judge Turley
- Wanted to save chicago from council and stop boodle
- Illustrates Progressive era reformers
Progressive Movement
- 1890-1915
- Changed national and local politics
- Eliminate problems caused by major political transition
Upton Sinclair
_ Sociallist who came to Chicago
- Wrote THE JUNGLE
- People remember the horrible scenes of chicago filth
- Influenced the Pure Food and Drug Acts
Meat Inspection Act
- Made to impose health standards on the meatpacking industry
- 1906
Pure Food and Drug Act
- Made to hekp improve helath standards
- Became federal laws
William Stead
- Wrote the book IF JESUS CAME TO CHICAGO
- Book made Chicago look selfish
- Summary of his disgust in Chicago
Joseph Coughlin
- An alderman known for using boodles (bribing and giving gifts to alderman)
- Eventually re-elected to Municipal Voters' League
Michael Kenna
- Alderman who joined council
- Member of the First Ward
Carter Harrison II
the most powerful progessive Era maors who helped civic reform
- Cleaner water, better sewage disposal, fire protection
- Enhanced conditions for working on railroad tracks
Lincoln Steffens
- Wrote THE SHAME OF CITIES
- Explained how Chicago's politics had no common sense or logic
John Hopkins
- Mayor before harrison
- Been involved previously in large number of scandals
Charles Yerkes
- Faught against Harrison over streetcar companies.
- Wanted to ahve a monopoly over all of the companies
- involved with a great deal of scandals
Fred Busse
- Yerke's successor
- Lazy mayor who was politcally dead
Jane Addams
- came up with the idea of Hull House (inspired by a trip to London)
- Helped/ housed immigrants
Hull House
- house in which many immigrants stayed to gain knowledge of American culture
- recreation spots as well as educational areas
- immigrants felt that it was home