CHICAGO: The Race-Track Scandal

Political scandal is not new to Illinois,nor is it the exclusive property of one political party. In 1956 a top Republican official, Orville Hodge, was convicted of looting the statetreasury of $1,450,000; last year it was discovered that the late secretary of state, Paul Powell, a Democrat, had stashed away $800,000 in shoeboxes. Less than a year before the 1972 election, another scandal has surfaced that could severely damage the Democratic machine of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

For more than two months, draft indictments naming U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Otto Kerner and several...

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