Places Blame on Crossing
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Aug 1912, p. 8

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Albert M. Billings, son of New York multi-millionaire C. K. G. Billings, is exonerated of any blame in the death of youth William McDonald and the injuries to his friend, James Hayes, age 7, of 1920 Darrow avenue, Evanston. Billings hit the children at the intersection of Railroad avenue, Emerson street and Ridge avenue on July 15 while on his way to Glencoe to visit Andrew McLeish. With him at the time of the accident was Kenneth McLeish and chauffeur. The jury recommended that the city of Evanston and the Chicago and Northwestern railroad take immediate steps to make this crossing safe. As a result of the accident. Alderman Wallace introduced a resolution to make it unlawful for boys to play beneath the viaducts within the city limits of Evanston. The resolution passed.

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1 Aug 1912
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.04114 Longitude: -87.69006
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Places Blame on Crossing