ILLINOIS: Truth & Consequences

Chicago's Mayor Edward Joseph Kelly is not up for re-election until February. But last week his campaign got under way with a handsomely printed 42-page booklet entitled Out of the Red Into the Black, The Truth About Chicago's Municipal Government. Embellished with photographs of Chicago's wonders (including five of Ed Kelly), tables purporting to show that Chicago's per-capita government cost was $53.57 compared to New York's $91.78, Boston's $88.26, it concluded that Chicago "stands in the front rank for economic administration of governmental affairs and for high calibre of public service." Most...

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