ILLINOIS: How That Daley Machine Rolls

Down Chicago's State Street in their annual show of strength moved some of the biggest wheels in the nation's most powerful political machine. It was the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, but regardless of ethnic, racial or religious stripe, practically every precinct captain, ward committeeman and patronage worker was there. At the head of the throng—which included members of the city's bureau of forestry, bureau of electricity, bureau of sanitation and bureau of equipment service—stepped His Honor himself. Sporting an emerald hat and a shillelagh, Mayor Richard Joseph Daley marched jowl by...

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