Illinois Constitutional Union supporters hold their state convention in Decatur
Illinois supporters of the Constitutional Union ticket of John Bell and Edward Everett met in Decatur at their state convention. Ninety-two delegates from twenty-six counties attended. They named a slate of candidates for statewide offices and reinforced their intent to work for a Bell-Everett victory in November. (By John Osborne)
"Illinois Bell and Everett State Convention," New York Times, August 18, 1860.