Illinois: Hot & Dry

Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley was hopping mad. Just the day before, midday Loop traffic had been snarled for four hours while 500 civil rights demonstrators marched on city hall and the nearby board of education building to protest a decision to keep School Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis on the job for another 17 months. Daley got Police Superintendent Orlando W. Wilson on the phone, told him: "Nothing like what happened yesterday will exist today." When the demonstrators showed up, cops arrested 252 men, women and children in what may well have been the opening round of a racially...

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