Nation: Talking Too Tough at the Top

Chicago's mayor derails the "city that works "

This wouldn't have happened if Mayor Daley were still alive." So Chicagoans console themselves when things go wrong, and last week, it is true, the late Richard J. Daley would scarcely have recognized his beloved city. A transit workers' strike stranded a million commuters and temporarily disrupted the city's economy. A walkout by oil delivery truck drivers caused a gasoline shortage. For the first time, the city's firemen voted to authorize a strike. And the school system, the nation's third largest, was on the verge of bankruptcy and in danger of closing. The "city...

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