Tom Leach (right), director of public information for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, with Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal (left) in 2004. File Photo by Jim Frost/Sun-Times.
Tom Leach never did write that book. Leach, one of the city’s most liked and respected public relations men during his long tenure at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, died Sunday from lung cancer. He was 76. With his death, Leach takes with him a lifetime of unprinted and unprintable stories gleaned as a former newsman working deep inside Chicago government and politics.