Illinois Democrats hold their state convention in Springfield.

The Democratic Party of Illinois gathered in Springfield to nominate their candidates for the upcoming federal and state elections to be held on November 6, 1866.  They nominated Colonel T.L. Dickey for the open seat in the United States Congress.  They also voted to reaffirm the resolutions of the national party convention two weeks before in Philadelphia.  (By John Osborne)

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"Illinois," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 400.

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