Black History Moment: 1st And Only Black American Mayor Of Chicago, Harold Lee Washington

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Stacey Dash Will Play The Mayor Of Chicago In New Sharknado Movie - http://chicagoist.com/2016/05/04/stacey_dash_is_playing_the_mayor_of.php

In 1983, Harold Washington became the first African-American mayor of Chicago, Illinois.

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John Wentworth (nicknamed "Long John") (Republican) (born March 5, 1815 in Sandwich, New Hampshire: died October 16, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 73) 19th Mayor of Chicago from 1857-1858 : 21st Mayor of Chicago from 1860-1861

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Levi Boone (American Party) ( born December 6, 1808 in Kentucky near Lexington : died January 24, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 73 ) 17th Mayor of Chicago from 1855-1856 | His father , Squire, was a nephew of Daniel Boone's, making Levi Boone the great- nephew of Daniel Boone.

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Campaign poster for Richard J. Daley, Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago, Illinois, #1955. This was Daley’s first mayoral campaign. ICHi-40905

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Mayor of Chicago Announces Measures to Curb Use of Deadly Force by the Police - The New York Times Chicago must admit this is more than a racial problem. Chicago police have a history if violence. In 1968 at the Democratic National Convention, the Chicago police caused riots and beat and maimed white middle class college students. The Chicago police will stike out at whoever gets in their way, white or black. It's not personal or racial. Chicago police, like many police all over the country…

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Eighteen mayors from across the nation signed a letter to President Barack Obama this week, urging him to import even more Syrian refugees into the United States than he had initially planned. [The list of 18 mayors is posted. Is your mayor on it?]

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Inez Clarke In 1880, six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lighting. Her parents commissioned an artist to create a sculpture in her exact likeness and placed it over her grave, adding a transparent plexiglass box to protect it from the elements. It's an extremely life-like statues which in itself makes it a bit creepy. The scary part are the stories of the little girl disappearing from inside the box, most often during thunderstorms.

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