CHICAGO: Challenging Hizzoner

With dogged zeal, Alderman William Singer, 34, has visited every public school and transit station and nearly every supermarket, bowling alley and bingo parlor in Chicago during his 16-month campaign to defeat five-term Mayor Richard Daley in next week's primary. At many of the stops, city employees—among them transit workers, policemen and firemen—have been sidling up to offer encouragement to the maverick Democrat. "Lotsa luck, Alderman. We're with you," are words often heard. That people who owe their jobs to Daley's political machine would even cautiously express such support for an opponent is a token of what has happened...

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