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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As ‘Novice,’ While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold Washington

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.


Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Former Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.


Mayor Harold Washington

Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack Ad

Once again, a political opponent is trying to capitalize on a falling-out between Chicago’s first black mayor and Democrat Pat Quinn, who wants another term as governor. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Fans gather for the Opening Day game between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Attendance Is Mystifying

The Sox rank 28th in baseball with an average attendance under 20,000 per game.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum in Chicago (CBS)

At DuSable Museum, Every Month Is Black History Month

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield pays a visit to the Hyde Park attraction.


Mayor Harold Washington

Graveside Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Harold Washington’s Death

On this chill November day the powerful spoke — and many remembered — a dream achieved, then lost, with the election of Chicago’s first African American mayor.


UP West Metra Train

Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra Board

Oberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.


Mayor Harold Washington

Monday Marks Harold Washington’s 91st Birthday

Monday would have been the late Harold Washington’s 91st birthday.


Mayor Harold Washington

Harold Washington Elected Mayor 30 Years Ago Today

It was 30 years ago today that Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first black mayor.


The front panel of the statute was stolen outside the Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 S. King Drive, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Harold Washington Statute Defaced In Bronzeville

The statue of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington was damaged when the front panel containing the dedication plaque was stolen Saturday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood.


Dr. Timuel Black Street. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Street Named For Chicago Civil Rights Leader

State Street between 49th and 50th outside DuSable High School is now honorarily named Dr. Timuel Black Street.


Mayor Harold Washington

Is Harold Washington’s Legacy Alive 25 Years After His Death?

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley found, many younger Chicagoans don’t know much about the city’s first black mayor.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends 25 Students To Hospitals

About 25 children were hospitalized in good condition after a carbon monoxide leak at a school in the Far South Side Burnside neighborhood Monday afternoon.


Mayor Harold Washington

Harold Washington Remembered As 90th Birthday Approaches

The late Mayor Harold Washington would have turned 90 years old this coming Sunday, and Chicagoans are remembering his legacy.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Mayor Harold Washington

CTA Renames ‘L’ Stop For Mayor Washington

Chicago’s first black mayor Harold Washington may get some new recognition at a CTA L stop.