ILLINOIS: The Horsepower

Maurice Goldblatt is a brash, unpolished little man who dedicated himself at an early age to a relentless pursuit of wealth. He made a pile. In the process, he became one of the ranking merchant princes of Chicago's famed State Street.

But three years ago, at 51, Maurice Goldblatt made the striking discovery that there are things that money won't buy. The discovery came with the death of his brother Nathan. Nathan was a year younger than Maurice. As boys in Poland, they had slept in the same bed. They had emigrated to the U.S. 40-odd years ago. They sold...

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