A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 16, 1946

So far this year 274 of the news stories TIME has printed have been contributed (or substantially contributed to) by our Chicago news bureau. Of all TIME'S 13 domestic bureaus (whose function is to give TIME its own intimate coverage of nationally interesting local news). Chicago has the most difficult geographical assignment. Its territory extends west to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, south as far as Oklahoma.

To cover the news (from politics to art) in this great slice of the American Midwest requires not only the expert services of reporters in...

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