Illinois: Chuck's Luck

Good fortune, as well as hard work, has always contributed heavily to the political and business success of Illinois' Charles Percy (TIME cover, Sept. 18). And in his bid to unseat Democratic Governor Otto Kerner, luck still rides with Chuck. Just a scant few weeks before the election, the Kerner Administration finds itself involved in a much headlined scandal.

Last week Kerner's campaign manager, Theodore Isaacs, 53, withdrew to defend himself against conflict of interest charges being investigated by a Sangamon County grand jury. Isaacs and Kerner have been buddies ever...

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