Illinois State Democratic Convention meets in Springfield
The Illinois Democratic State Convention met in Springfield to make their state nominations, choose presidential electors, and endorse the candidacy of Stephen Douglas for president. Representing every county except Calhoun, the delegates nominated James C. Allen for governor and Lewis C. Rass for lieutenant-governor. Like Douglas, neither were to win in November. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 527.