Team Daley concedes

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501000000" title="Cook County" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county-PLGEO100100501000000.topic">Cook County</a> State's Attorney <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007475" title="Richard M. Daley" href="/topic/politics/government/richard-m.-daley-PEPLT007475.topic">Richard M. Daley</a>, with his wife Maggie at his side, concedes defeat in his bid for mayor of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a> in February 1983. Spurred by an unprecedented outpouring of black support, U.S. Rep. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002266" title="Harold Washington" href="/topic/politics/harold-washington-PEHST002266.topic">Harold Washington</a> (D., Ill.) won the Democratic bid, denying Mayor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007435" title="Jane Byrne" href="/topic/politics/jane-byrne-PEPLT007435.topic">Jane Byrne</a>'s bid for a second term and giving Chicago its first black Democratic nominee for mayor.
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( Tribune archive / February 22, 1983 )

Cook County State's Attorney Richard M. Daley, with his wife Maggie at his side, concedes defeat in his bid for mayor of Chicago in February 1983. Spurred by an unprecedented outpouring of black support, U.S. Rep. Harold Washington (D., Ill.) won the Democratic bid, denying Mayor Jane Byrne's bid for a second term and giving Chicago its first black Democratic nominee for mayor.

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