A Look At The Role Of Chicago, Local Pastor Richard Redmond, And Then-Future Mayor Harold Washington, In Making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National HolidayMonday marks the 36th annual national celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many may not know there are Chicagoans who helped make the holiday happen.
Chicago Civil Rights Icon Honored For Lifetime Accomplishments
Chicago Public Library Posts Archive Of Speeches By Mayor Harold Washington, Born 99 Years Ago ThursdayNinety-nine years ago on Thursday, Chicago's first Black mayor, Harold Washington, was born.
Obama, 2 Native Americans Top 'Minority Trailblazers' ListObama was followed by two Native Americans. Black Hawk was a Sauk warrior who fought white America's expansion into Illinois. Chief Keokuk was a rival who gave up land to settlers to avoid bloodshed.
Remembering Harold Washington30 years ago today, Chicago's first African American Mayor Harold Washington died at the age of 65. CBS 2's Jim Williams looks back at Washington's legacy.
Harold Washington's Legacy, 30 Years After His DeathCBS 2's Jim Williams looks back at Washington's life and career and asks: Do young people know much about Chicago's first black mayor?
Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As 'Novice,' While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold WashingtonMayor 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 Mayor Jane Byrne DiesFormer 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.
Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack AdOnce 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.
Levine: White Sox Attendance Is MystifyingThe Sox rank 28th in baseball with an average attendance under 20,000 per game.
At DuSable Museum, Every Month Is Black History MonthCBS 2’s Harry Porterfield pays a visit to the Hyde Park attraction.
Graveside Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Harold Washington's DeathOn 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.
Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra BoardOberman 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 Marks Harold Washington's 91st BirthdayMonday would have been the late Harold Washington’s 91st birthday.
Harold Washington Elected Mayor 30 Years Ago TodayIt was 30 years ago today that Harold Washington was elected Chicago's first black mayor.