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Senator Scott Lucas, loping along confidently in Illinois wooing the downstate farmers, suddenly glanced back and saw his Chicago citadel in danger. Normally, Cook County Boss Jake Arvey could be expected to give him a fine 200,000 Democratic majority in the big city. But now, hanging lumpily on Lucas' political neck, was a bland, white-haired police captain named Daniel A. Gilbert.

Democrats had thought that, more or less unnoticed in the general hustle, they could elect "Tubbo" Gilbert sheriff of Cook County. That was before Tubbo's Republican rival, one John E. Babb, got busy and Chicago newspapers took a scandalized second look...

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