National Affairs: In Chicago

Chicago's police chief, Michael ("Go Get 'Em Mike") Hughes, last week went to a hospital and had his tonsils removed. Then, recumbent, he resigned his post. Stated reason: health. The Hughes tonsils, however, had little to do with the Hughes resignation. The Hughes resignation had long been sought by citizens, including the loud Tribune, who had grown weary of Chicago's bawdy disorderliness under Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill the Builder") Thompson. The Hughes resignation seemed to indicate that an end to the whole Thompson phenomenon was in sight. Thompson and his men were beaten and discredited in the...

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