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Harold Washington

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  • The election of Harold Washington the first black mayor of Chicago

    The election of Harold Washington the first black mayor of Chicago
    Other black politicians had run for the office of Chicago mayor before. In fact, even Harold Washington had. Most of those past campaigns had been quixotic, symbolic, and, in the end, futile. But things were different in 1983. Black community leaders and...
  • The death of Mayor Harold Washington

    The death of Mayor Harold Washington
    By the final months of 1987, Mayor Harold Washington was finally having things his own way. Elected to a second term earlier in the year in a campaign devoid of much of the racial heat that marked the 1983 contest, Washington had a majority of the city'...
  • The Harold Washington Library

    The Harold Washington Library
    After being a vagabond in its own city for more than a decade, the Chicago Public Library on this date settled into a permanent home, a 10-story, classically styled building that cost $144 million and was billed, in true Chicago fashion, as the largest...
  • Water Works Library

    Water Works Library
    The place: They call it an outpost. The 250-square-foot location, shared by Hot Tix and housed in the Chicago Visitor Information Center in the Water Works building, is dwarfed by a cafe and reading lounge. There isn't much to it. The outpost, or...
  • Book places: Harold Washington Library

    Book places: Harold Washington Library
    The place: As the largest public library in the country, the Harold Washington Library Center is not just Chicago's crown public jewel but also America's as well. Its 10 floors and 70 miles of shelving holding more than 1.1 million titles, taking up a...
  • Trinity United Church of Christ celebrates Obama win

    Trinity United Church of Christ celebrates Obama win
    At Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side, where President-elect Barack Obama embraced Christianity, the pastor and congregation rejoiced Sunday and shouted, "Yes, we did!" Hundreds of worshipers packed into the sanctuary for a joyous...
  • Rezko gavel-to-gavel: Week 1

    Rezko rewind. Day 4 March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m. The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
  • Obama and Daley political allies now, but they're hardly cronies

    Obama and Daley political allies now, but they're hardly cronies
    Barack Obama won election to the Illinois Senate in 1996 with no help from Richard Daley. The Chicago mayor offered no assistance to Obama in 2000 when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Most of Daley's friends, family and associates backed a different...
  • Now the state's ultimate insider

    Now the state's ultimate insider
    SPRINGFIELD — Coming after deposed and dysfunctional Rod Blagojevich, Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to connect with an exhausted public by casting himself as an earnest reformer eager to start righting the ship of state. "Early to bed, early to rise,...
  • Single men a reluctant factor in the market

    When Jason Baker sized up his housing options, he found himself wincing at the thought of tossing rent money down the drain. That was all the motivation the 29-year-old single needed to purchase a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at Grand Bend at Greenbay,...
  • Nothing open and shut about deal closings

    Headed for your real estate closing? No matter which side of the table you'll be on, have a Plan B. That's because a new study of real estate agents found that one-third of home-purchase transactions in September, October and November were postponed or...
  • Chicagoans spend lunch hour honoring Jackson

    At the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the line began forming at about 8 a.m., and it eventually stretched halfway around the building. In Daley Plaza, as many as 150 people stood in silence during the normally bustling lunch hour, every head turned...