A report by Channel 7 news on the progress of the 1987 Democratic Mayoral Primary between Harold Washington and Jane Byrne. There are also very brief segments on Ed Vrdolyak and voter fraud.
0:00Copy video clip URL John Drury reports on the ongoing mayoral primary between Harold Washington and Jane Byrne (in 1987).
0:20Copy video clip URL Andy Shaw reports from a rally on the South Side held by Washington. B-roll footage of Washington at this rally and then at one more in Malcolm X College. There is also footage of Washington at a rally in UIC.
2:20Copy video clip URL Mary Ann Childers introduces the progress of the Byrne campaign on the South Side.
2:30Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Byrne walking into the Beverly Country Club on the South Side proceeded by bagpipes and drums. There is more b-roll footage of her at Lakeshore institutions where she talked about outside influence and damage by Lake Michigan waves. Hugh Hills talks about the kind of support that Byrne will need in order to win as she does not seem to be attracting much of the Black vote.
3:56Copy video clip URL There is a some brief b-roll footage of Ed Vrdolyak at a dinner held for him by Croatian-Americans in the Loop.
4:11Copy video clip URL Childers reports briefly on suspicions of voter fraud in anticipation of the mayoral primary.
4:29Copy video clip URL Video ends.