ILLINOIS: Hodge Dislodged

In Illinois last week sign painters were at work expunging the words ELECT ORVILLE E. HODGE, YOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR STATE AUDITOR from a state Republican Party campaign billboard on a main road outside Springfield. In Springfield and Chicago, as the state budgetary commission began a thorough investigation of the state auditor's office, two grand juries, G-men, Internal Revenue men and representatives of half a dozen other county, state and federal agencies were interrogating witnesses, sifting evidence, and painstakingly piecing together a mosaic of one of the biggest financial scandals in...

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