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“The Gambler King of Clark Street”: The 19th century origins of the city’s Democratic machine

Tonight at 7:30 at the Elmhurst Public Library, historian Richard C. Lindberg discusses The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago’s Democratic Machine. As Mick Dumke points out, it’s a compelling new interpretation of the prehistory of the machine: “Most people attribute the formation of Chicago’s Democratic machine to […]