Cold case unsolved: Ald. Ben Lewis murder

The only murder of a Chicago alderman occurred in 1963 when the West Side's most powerful black politician, Ald. Ben Lewis, was handcuffed and shot in the head in his ward office a day after his re-election. The killing was never solved.
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( Chicago Tribune / April 8, 1958 )

The only murder of a Chicago alderman occurred in 1963 when the West Side's most powerful black politician, Ald. Ben Lewis, was handcuffed and shot in the head in his ward office a day after his re-election. The killing was never solved.

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