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Hinky Dink

A New Look at Hinky Dink's Star

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

One of Chicago's most famous City Council members, Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna, got a quite a gift from his supporters in the First Ward on April 22, 1897: an "alderman's star." It looks like a police officer's badge -- except that it's made out of solid gold and studded with diamonds.