Depositors’ run on William Lorimer’s LaSalle Street Trust and Savings Bank, which collapsed in 1914 because of insider abuse and fraud. (Courtesy, Chicago History Museum)
Asking the superintendent to act
(Tribune archive photo)
A crowd of children and the unemployed marched to the office of Chicago Public Schools Superintendent William Bogan demanding free food in March 1932. During the Great Depression, teachers worked at reduced wages or went without pay in part because people were unable to pay their taxes.