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Political Trivia: Murder During U.S. Senate Campaign

January 4, 2018

September 18, 1966.

Fifty years later, it remains one of Illinois’ best-known and most mysterious unsolved killings.  Valerie Jean Percy, 21, was found beaten and stabbed to death in her bed in her family’s Kenilworth mansion.   Mrs. Lorraine Percy will wake at 5 A.M. to breaking glass and then witness a man bludgeoning her step-daughter to death.

The political fact is when it came to the vote tally that year in Illinois for Charles Percy the ratio of symptomatic votes with the callous ones based on race (given the headlines that year nationally) were suspiciously high.

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