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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Positive Political Change in Chicago?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Is the city of many nicknames ready for political change for the better, serving its residents more equitably?
Familiar nicknames include the Windy City, referring to political, not atmospheric, wind; Second City (to NY), Sinatra's My Kind of Town, That Toddlin Town, for poet Carl Sandburg the City of Big Shoulders, among many others.
William "Big Bill" Thompson was Chicago's last Republican mayor, his last term ending in November 1931 – undemocratic Dems running the city since then with one exception.
The late Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral triumph ushered in hoped for change, the city's first Black mayor, after being nominated, saying "(w)e were slow to move from the protest movement into politics," adding:
"We were lulled to sleep thinking that passing a few laws was enough. But we've got to be
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