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From Ellis Island to GOP, a look at 5 memorable mayors

19 Mar

By Megan Ashley

Did you know Richard J. Daley started as a Republican? That a Chicago Tribune editor was a mayor of the city? That one mayor spent his first birthday as an immigrant on Ellis Island?

Rahm Emanuel joins a colorful group of predecessors when he’s sworn in and here’s a look at five of the more noteworthy:

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Former Chicago mayor tells what it will take to be the new ‘boss’

27 Sep

By Lisa Klein

Cook County Clerk David Orr knows a thing or two about Chicago politics. Not only has he overseen elections in his current office since 1991, he was an alderman in the Rogers Park neighborhood as well as the Vice Mayor to Harold Washington as a city council member.

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