“If you’re studying politics, you’re in the right place,” author Mark Quinn told students during his talk Sept. 29. He explained how Chicago’s political “Machine” outlasted other cities, but is no longer the force it once was.
Quinn regaled the audience with tales of Chicago’s “mythology” and told facts behind what happened, explaining how race, death and even weather crafted Chicago’s history. “What’s more entertaining? It’s great theatre. Where else can you find this cast of characters?”