He’s Right Behind Me, Isn’t He…

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What a great week for Chicago history, ey? Did you see or hear all the coverage on Mayor Harold Washington’s death this past weekend? I made something for WBEZ’s site – a slideshow with archival audio from 1987. Still, to this day – I can’t believe that some of the more well-known Alderman in town acted like racist babies (there is such a thing) and wouldn’t accept him as Mayor. I was spouting about this in a trendy West Loop restaurant last week with Julie, also talking about how I never knew that the new Mayor Daley had a hand in it as well. He was State’s Attorney and it says he threw his support behind the white Alderman who were against Harold. You don’t say?! Now he’s Mayor. Anyway, I was cooking up awesome conspiracy theories about the Mayor and the Alderman of that time when Julie said to me “Hey, speak of the devil….” I turned around and you guessed it, Mayor Daley himself had walked in the door. He was in earshot of my rant. It was like he googled my conversation and showed up to put the lid on it. And you thought that he was using those blue flashing police cameras for gangbangers and whores….all joking aside, I almost shit my pants.

washington2.jpg

What a great week for Chicago history, ey? Did you see or hear all the coverage on Mayor Harold Washington’s death this past weekend? I made something for WBEZ’s site – a slideshow with archival audio from 1987. Still, to this day – I can’t believe that some of the more well-known Alderman in town acted like racist babies (there is such a thing) and wouldn’t accept him as Mayor. I was spouting about this in a trendy West Loop restaurant last week with Julie, also talking about how I never knew that the new Mayor Daley had a hand in it as well. He was State’s Attorney and it says he threw his support behind the white Alderman who were against Harold. You don’t say?! Now he’s Mayor. Anyway, I was cooking up awesome conspiracy theories about the Mayor and the Alderman of that time when Julie said to me “Hey, speak of the devil….” I turned around and you guessed it, Mayor Daley himself had walked in the door. He was in earshot of my rant. It was like he googled my conversation and showed up to put the lid on it. And you thought that he was using those blue flashing police cameras for gangbangers and whores….all joking aside, I almost shit my pants.

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