STATES & CITIES: In Illinois

Last September three notorious Republicans of Illinois journeyed to flat, sun-baked Kankakee, site of the State Insane Asylum, on high political business. One was William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson whom Chicago had booted out as its profligate Mayor the spring before. Another was William Lorimer, expelled in 1912 from the U. S. Senate for employing "corrupt methods and practices in his election." The third was Frank Leslie Smith, barred in 1928 from the U. S. Senate for excessive campaign expenditures. In Kankakee this trio, with many a rowdy follower, called on buck-toothed old...

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