• A figure who should be back in our minds these days, British journalist/reformer William T. Stead came to cover the 1893 Chicago world’s fair and wrote If Christ came to Chicago about the “philistines” running the corrupt exploitation of the poor in the town. Some pillars of Chicago society pages and front pews in posh churches paid the tax on brothels. Stead published their names in a handy appendix to ICCTC copying their tax forms. He worked closely with Jane Addams, Hull-House and Chicago civic and business leaders who
    wished for a more humane community.