ILLINOIS: Without Apology

Pale and uneasy in an ill-fitting brown prison-made suit, skinny Teddy Marcin-kiewicz sat in a Chicago court last week and listened as a judge read a dry summary of the events of 17 years.

On Dec. 9, 1932, two hoodlums shot and killed a Chicago cop in the speakeasy of Vera Walush, in Chicago's heavily Polish neighborhood, Back of the Yards. Two neighborhood boys were picked up and accused of the crime. Vera Walush at first could not identify them, but after subsequent interviews with police, decided that she was sure they were the gunmen. They were Joe Majczek, who...

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