Chicago: King Richard the Fourth

In the euphoric aftermath of his upset victory over Illinois' three-term Sena tor Paul Douglas last fall, Charles Percy tramped the executive suites in search of a fellow Republican who might un seat Chicago's seignorial mayor, Rich ard Daley. One after another, the big-name businessmen he approached turned Percy down. Most of the G.O.P.

noncandidates told him that they supported Daley.

Eventually, Percy and other top Republicans were forced to find a sacri ficial lamb. Last week the lamb was ritually slaughtered as Daley, 64, walked off with his fourth term by a...

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