FROM FEBRUARY 2002: Sixty years ago this June, a German submarine dropped four Nazi agents on a darkened Florida beach.Among them was 22-year-old Herbert Haupt, the son of a German American family living on Chicago’s North Side. Haupt was part of a terrorist team a band of saboteurs with plans to blow up American bridges and factories. When apprehended, Haupt claimed he was just a homesick young man caught up in the maelstrom of war. But a secret military tribunal convicted Haupt and sent him to the electric chair. This startling story from Chicago’s past offers an eerie foreshadowing of today’s issues.
Features Who’s Up? Who’s Down?by Jan Parr and Ted ShenThings are rough all over. Unemployment has risen. Stocks have struggled. People fret about making ends meet. Why, even many of the city’s wealthy aren’t as flush as they once were. Here’s a look at the richest Chicagoans. A Terrorist’s Taleby Richard CahanIn 1941, Chicago’s Herbert … Read more