STATES & CITIES: Chicago's Week

STATES & CITIES

When Chicago's Police Commissioner William F. Russell resigned following the murder of the Tribune's newsgatherer Alfred ("Jake") Lingle (TIME, June 23), he left his position to Deputy Commissioner John H. Alcock. While Chicago waited, Mayor William Hale Thompson allowed this half-appointment to dangle almost a week without official recognizance, then suddenly issued a statement: "Alcock . . . desired to retain his. . . standing as First Deputy Commissioner in lieu of being appointed by me as Commissioner of Police. . . . My instruction to him is: drive the...

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