Illinois: What I Must Do

"This is what I must do, and it is what my family wants me to do," said Charles Percy. "In order to spend as much time as possible with my family, my schedule will be less intense than before."

Thus, after a secluded fortnight in Woodside, Calif., the wan-looking Illinois Republican announced that he would resume his campaign this week for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Paul Douglas, 74. Both had suspended the race after the Sept. 18 murder of Percy's daughter Valerie—a case that remained a mystery last week—and Percy, 47, went out of his way...

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