Posts Tagged “Harold Washington”

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel I’ve covered six Chicago Mayors since 1976 including Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer and Richard M. Daley. But I have yet to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow me to interview him, despite numerous requests. What’s the…

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a desire to balance the imbalance in Chicago’s society, bringing all of the city’s races and ethnic groups together, treating them equally. It’s something…

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Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success

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Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success

Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success Jane Byrne was a very controversial and contentious Chicago Mayor, but she also is responsible for several brilliant achievements, including being the spark that revived the city’s lakefront Jewel, Navy Pier. It’s time that her legacy be given its due and she be recognized for her efforts….

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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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If They Can Figure Out About Richard III…

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If They Can Figure Out About Richard III… By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, February 08, 2013 You think that if a mystery surrounding the killing of a king committed 528 years ago this August can be solved with DNA, maybe we could get the truth about other mysteries involving assassinations, murders and deaths? Who…

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