ILLINOIS: Something Different

Chicago expected better things of its mayoralty campaigns. In times past there had been Big Bill Thompson, protecting them from the British Empire and threatening to punch King George in the snoot. Almost every election spring, charges of whopping graft and corruption hurtled through the air above the neglected streets and the uncollected garbage. This year things were different. Said one oldtimer: "Campaign, hell! This is a pillow fight!"

The chief reason was the Democratic candidate. Martin H. Kennelly (rhymes with uh-nelly) was something new in Chicago politics. A businessman and civic...

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