ILLINOIS: City's Ingratitude

Having closed its doors without losing its backers' shirts, Chicago's two-year (1933-34) $48,000,000 Century of Progress Exposition further astonished wise-acres few months ago by closing its books with a $241,000 surplus. As any profits were by terms of the charter to be divided among certain worthy institutions,* the Exposition then filed a friendly suit in Superior Court to flush out any forgotten creditors and obtain clear title to the funds.

Quick to respond was none other than the ever zealous City of Chicago itself which, broke as usual, submitted a bill for not...

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