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.
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.
Monday would have been the late Harold Washington’s 91st birthday.
It was 30 years ago today that Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first black mayor.
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.
State Street between 49th and 50th outside DuSable High School is now honorarily named Dr. Timuel Black Street.
As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley found, many younger Chicagoans don’t know much about the city’s first black mayor.
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.
The late Mayor Harold Washington would have turned 90 years old this coming Sunday, and Chicagoans are remembering his legacy.
Chicago’s first black mayor Harold Washington may get some new recognition at a CTA L stop.