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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

20 December, 1976

40 years ago today...

i was riding home from work downtown. As our bus neared Michigan Boulevard, we watched a sizable motorcade speeding south along Michigan. There were several police cruisers, a black lino, and a CFD ambulance, lights ablaze and sirens howling.

We soon learnt that Hizzoner, Mayor Richard J. Daley had died.

The Boss

JFK rubbing elbows with the King Maker...

Expressing his displeasure at the '68  Democratic Convention.

Love him or hate him, there was no denying that he was a force of nature. i doubt that there will ever be another mayor of Chicago quite his equal.

                                               (Soundtrack by the Late, Great Steve Goodman.) 


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