Thursday, February 23, 2017
 

Commemoration of Springfield Aldermanic Government

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January 12, 2017

1440 Monument Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
391-6323

TIME: 6pm-8pm

PRICE: Free, public invited.

PHONE: 217-391-6323

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The original plaintiffs gather to discuss the history-making change in city governance. Thirty years ago the court determined that Springfield's government was not representative of its citizens, and the current aldermanic system was instituted.  Hear how this process unfolded from panelists Frank McNeil, William Washington, Rudolph Davenport, Howard Veal, Archie Lawrence, Larry Golden and Don Craven, moderated by Former Alderwoman Gail Simpson. The question will be posed, "Has the change in Springfield's form of government improved the overall condition of the citizens it was intended to represent ?"

 
 

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