The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • L'italia -- April 02, 1887
    Mr. Revere Italian Alderman for Chicago

    A Political Club was formed by Italians of Chicago to place their candidate in office so that he may represent the interests of the Italians in the City Hall. The purpose of this club is to see that every Italian becomes a citizen of this country in order that he have the right to vote and the opportunity to hold office. Out of this one club two were formed. One club was called Democratic and the other Republican. From these two clubs, one man would be elected who would best serve the interests of the Italians in Chicago.

    A Political Club was formed by Italians of Chicago to place their candidate in office so that he may represent the interests of the Italians in the City Hall. The ...

    Italian
    I F 2, I F 3
  • L'italia -- June 25, 1887
    Mazzini Republican Club

    The Italian Political Republican met Sunday, at 112 E. Randolph St. Over one hundred members were present. The constitution and the rules and regulations which were presented by the commission were approved. One of the amendments in the constitution stated that the organization bear the name, Mazzini Republican Club.

    The Italian Political Republican met Sunday, at 112 E. Randolph St. Over one hundred members were present. The constitution and the rules and regulations which were presented by the commission ...

    Italian
    I F 2
  • L'italia -- March 09, 1889
    The Italians in Politics

    We are most certainly glad to announce that the Italian Democratic Club of the 17th Ward, nominated Paulo Dasso, as candidate for West Town Clerk.

    We are most certainly glad to announce that the Italian Democratic Club of the 17th Ward, nominated Paulo Dasso, as candidate for West Town Clerk.

    Italian
    I F 2, IV
  • L'italia -- October 29, 1892
    A Republican Meeting

    The Italian Republican party met Thursday evening, October 24, 1892. Several hundred attended. They had the pleasure of hearing, and applauding various orators, among whom the Italian,Mr. G. Negrini and the American,J. Noble were outstanding speakers.

    The large number present and the enthusiasm with which the speakers were received prove that on the 8th of November, the Republican ballot will be elected with the help of the majority of the Italian vote in Chicago.

    The Italian Republican party met Thursday evening, October 24, 1892. Several hundred attended. They had the pleasure of hearing, and applauding various orators, among whom the Italian,Mr. G. Negrini and ...

    Italian
    I F 2, I F 1
  • L'italia -- March 25, 1893
    Local Politics

    Last Tuesday was registration day. Every night rallies are held favoring either one or the other of the candidates for Mayor.

    Tomorrow at 2 P. M. a rally will be held by the Italian Columbian Democratic Club, at Uhlich's Hall, which declared itself in favor of the Democratic candidate, Carter Harrison.

    We have come to a decision. We feel that Chicago will benefit the most if the Republican candidate, Samuel W. Allerton is victorious. It will be to the advantage of all the Italians in Chicago to vote for him.

    Last Tuesday was registration day. Every night rallies are held favoring either one or the other of the candidates for Mayor. Tomorrow at 2 P. M. a rally will be ...

    Italian
    I F 2
  • L'italia -- December 16, 1893
    To the Polls!

    Chicago will vote for a new Mayor next Tuesday.

    Several meetings will be held in the next few days under the auspices of the various Italian political clubs of both parties, in Chicago.

    At a grand Republican-Rally tomorrow at the Scandia Hall, the main speaker will be the Honorable Mr. George B. Swift, Republican candidate. A number of Italians are also scheduled for short talks.

    On the same day, at Ulrich's Hall, Clark & Kinzie Streets, a meeting in support of John P. Hopkins, Democratic candidate is being held under the auspices of the Club Colombiano.

    Among the speakers are the following Italians: Mr. Cella, Dr. Lagorio, Mr. Garibaldi, Dr. Marno. Mr. Hopkins is also expected.

    Chicago will vote for a new Mayor next Tuesday. Several meetings will be held in the next few days under the auspices of the various Italian political clubs of both ...

    Italian
    I F 2, IV
  • L'italia -- March 03, 1894
    (No headline)

    New Italian Democratic Clubs.

    The Italian is becoming daily more politically minded. Whether in his home or on the street, the subject most discussed is politics. It is a good omen.

    Lead on, Italians, be always in the lead, whether as Democrats or Republicans, and our best wishes to the newly formed Italian Democratic Clubs of the 1st and 19th wards.

    New Italian Democratic Clubs. The Italian is becoming daily more politically minded. Whether in his home or on the street, the subject most discussed is politics. It is a good ...

    Italian
    I F 2, III A
  • L'italia -- March 10, 1894
    Political Reunion

    The Italian 19th-Ward Democratic Club, which met recently to elect new officers, has declared itself as favorable to John Power, Democratic Candidate for Alderman of the 19th Ward.

    At the meeting, held at DeKoven Hall, last Thursday night, Powers, in his talk before the Club, promised to remedy the bad conditions under which Italian Municipal Workers were forced to work with the present administration. He condemned the practice of grafting indulged in by the city bosses and promised, if elected, to rectify those conditions.

    Among the Italian speakers were Messrs. Seritella, Scaglione, Leonetti Marchese, Paulella, and others.

    This Club, because of the good character of its members, is bound to have a favorable influence on the American opinion of the Italians in this City.

    The Italian 19th-Ward Democratic Club, which met recently to elect new officers, has declared itself as favorable to John Power, Democratic Candidate for Alderman of the 19th Ward. At the ...

    Italian
    I F 2, I F 6, I C
  • L'italia -- September 02, 1894
    Form Republican Clubs

    Republican Italian voters cannot better keep themselves and their countrymen in the United States than by organizing into political clubs. It is an old and true saying - that in Union there is Strength.

    There should be Republican Italian Clubs in all parts of the City, where an Italian population is to be found. Such Clubs not only bring men together who have common political-interests, but they also awaken a spirit of pleasure as well as practical benefit.

    These Clubs offer a rare opportunity to spread Republican principles. They constitute a sort of recruiting-station. It is the duty of every Republican to leave no stone unturned to increase the Republican vote this Fall.

    The return of the Republican Party to power means the reopening of mills and factories, the revival of business, and ample work and good wages for laboring 2people. American-Italians are too deeply interested in this question to allow themselves to be inactive in such a struggle.

    Mr. Victor E. Maggi, who represents Col. DeVecchi, the general delegate of the Congressional Committee of Washington, D. C., is ready at any time to assist any of the Italians of this City or State in organizing Republican Clubs.

    His office is in Room 908, Tacoma Building, Northeast Corner LaSalle and Madison Streets.

    Republican Italian voters cannot better keep themselves and their countrymen in the United States than by organizing into political clubs. It is an old and true saying - that in ...

    Italian
    I F 2, II A 2, III A, IV
  • L'italia -- September 30, 1894
    "McKinley Italian Club"

    The General Headquarters for the Italian Republican Party will be at 200 W. Taylor Street. This club will be called the "McKinley Italian Club"

    The officials of this club are:

    Oscar Durante, President

    Francesco Lamanna, Vice-President

    Michele Aversce, Second Vice-President

    Gracomo Morelli, Secretary

    A meeting will be held Saturday, to make plans for the next election.

    This Club will serve as a main factor in the coming election.

    The General Headquarters for the Italian Republican Party will be at 200 W. Taylor Street. This club will be called the "McKinley Italian Club" The officials of this club are: ...

    Italian
    I F 2, IV