Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat

Ald. Will Burns (4th) is not seeking the congressional seat from which Jesse Jackson Jr. recently resigned, according to a tweet from the alderman posted at 3:20 p.m. Friday.

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer When Jayne Byrne ran for a second term as mayor of Chicago in 1983 the Democratic Party vote was split between her and then-Cook County State’s Attorney Richard M. Daley, creating an opportunity for Harold Washington to win the primary with the support of an enthusiastic African American community’s vote.(…)

Harold Washington’s story, as the newspapers reported it at the time

Harold Washington’s story, as the newspapers reported it at the time

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Harold Washington, former mayor of Chicago and a potent political legacy, died of a heart attack just seven months after winning his second term 25 years ago Sunday, Nov. 25. Museum exhibits and newspaper editorials have called Harold Washington everything from a “movement” to a “gladiator.” Tributes to Washington have(…)

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicagoans from across the city gathered at the Hyde Park Historical Society to share memories of their encounters with the late Mayor Harold Washington in observance of the 25th anniversary of his death. The Hyde Park Herald and Hyde Park Historical Society co-hosted a panel discussion titled “It’s a(…)

Memories from a friend of Harold’s

Memories from a friend of Harold’s

By SUE PURRINGTON The last time I spoke to Harold Washington was about two weeks before he died. I was the director of Chicago NOW at the time and we had auctioned “Tea and Crumpets” with the mayor at one of our fundraisers (the idea of tea and crumpets, if you recall, came about when(…)