Collection of revealing scenes of various Chicago politicians. The film focuses mainly on mayors and mayoral candidates of the 1980s including Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, Edward “Fast Eddie” Vrdolyak, and Thomas Hynes. In true Chicago style, the looming presence of long-time, now late, mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley makes an appearance. Includes some invaluable footage, especially of when Harold Washington’s many speeches. Particularly revealing are scenes of racial upheaval during the time surrounding Harold Washington’s election and mayorship. Continue reading
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Footage leading up to, and after, the 1995 Chicago mayoral election. Opens with a brief press conference with challenger Roland Burris, then follows Mayor Richard M. Daley through his election celebration and various press engagements. Continue reading
Joan Jett Blakk announces her candidacy for president at Ann Sather restaurant and the Berlin nightclub on Belmont Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Continue reading
Uncut footage of an interview with Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Nation’s candidate for president in 1992. Continue reading