Posts Tagged “Richard J. Daley”

A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale

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A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale

A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale SW News Group April 13, 2017. Back in the 1980s, the Chicago Machine was licking its wounds from a beating it took from renegade city official Jane M. Byrne who beat the Machine’s candidate Michael A. Bilandic to become mayor. The jobs for many of the broken Machine…

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Chicago history

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Chicago history

Martin Luther King Jr. and Chicago history By Ray Hanania Friday Jan. 24, 2014 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Monday, Jan. 20 was another national holiday marked by major retail sales, and also commemorated by some as marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. Many governments were closed that day, and there were many public events celebrating King’s…

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Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered

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Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered

Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered By Ray Hanania Friday January 17, 2014 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper I first met Jane Byrne before Thanksgiving in 1978 at a meeting of the “Bogan Broads” – that was their name and they were proud of it – at a hotel in Burbank across the city’s southwest side border….

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Don’t Forget, Politics Can Be Terrible

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Don’t Forget, Politics Can Be Terrible By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday April 19, 2013 By all measures, Chicagoland politics is not as combative as it was 30 years ago. It’s easy for us to forget how vicious politics was in the years following the death of Chicago Boss Richard J. Daley that Christmas season…

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