NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 22, 1973
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(Chicago, Illinois) Mayor Daley's political machine in Chicago beginning to show signs of old age. At Democratic Convention last summer Daley opponents won battle to keep Daley people out of convention hall. Daley facing increased opposition in Chicago city council Support among blacks has slipped. Dan. Walker won Democratic nomination for governor over man Daley supported. When Republican won seat of county prosecutor from Democrat Edward Hanrahan it gave Republicans a way to investigate Daley machine corruption. Federal prosecutor in Chicago, also Republican, also investigating corruption. Federal Judge Otto Kerner recently convicted in race trace stock bribery scandal. Kerner and Daley friends. Insurance contracts on city hall and other city government bldgs. awarded to company in which Daley's son works, it was discovered recently. County Clerk Edward Barrett, veteran of Daley machine, sentenced to 3 years for accepting kickbacks. Budding scandal involves alderman Thomas Keane. Keane is floor leader for Daley in city council Reports say Keane used his position to get city to drastically reduce taxes on property he owns. [DALEY - says he can't be condemned for what others in government do.] [US attorney James THOMPSON - says Democrats and Daley have been in office too long. Are indifferent to public demands.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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