"From the moment of its incorporation as a city in 1837, Chicago has been systematically seduced, looted, and pilloried by an aeonian horde of venal politicians, mercenary businessmen, and sadistic gangsters. Nothing has changed in more than 130 years." (Ovid Demaris, author, 1969)
The tragedy hits home with any parent. A teen beauty who was an honors student, who participated in entertainment at the president’s inaugural event, who played on her high school’s volleyball team, was shot down in Chicago.