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January 26, 1987
Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and former Mayor Jane M. Byrne, his opponent in the city's Feb. 24 Democratic mayoral primary, are running neck-and-neck, according to a Chicago Sun-Times/WLS-TV poll. The poll also found the two candidates' support split along racial lines, a development that 33 religious leaders, including Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, warned against in a letter urging citizens to vote based on candidates' experience and stands on issues, not race.
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March 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Former Chicago Mayor Jane M. Byrne's bid for a political comeback ended in defeat in Illinois' primary election Tuesday, but House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel, President Reagan's point man in Congress, easily overcame his first GOP challenge in 32 years. Michel's victory could set the stage for a November rematch of the 1982 contest that almost cost him his 18th District seat. Partial returns gave Michel 89% of the vote over Tazewell County Board Chairman James E. Unsicker.
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NEWS
March 9, 1987
Two reviews of last month's mayoral primary in Chicago have uncovered "massive" vote fraud and other election irregularities, the Chicago Tribune reported. The reviews, conducted by the Chicago Board of Election and an election watchdog group, found that votes in the Feb. 24 primary were cast by people registered to non-existent addresses and vacant lots, registered more than once and in the names of people who were dead.
NEWS
April 6, 1987 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
Months of heated campaigning, name-calling, scheming and horse-trading will end here Tuesday, as Chicagoans eagerly anticipate one of their city's most pivotal events: the Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field. There also will be an election for mayor, but suspense will be much higher at the old ball park, because Harold Washington is heavily favored to win reelection despite a late-inning reshuffling of the opposition lineup. Cook County Assessor Thomas C.
NEWS
March 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Former Chicago Mayor Jane M. Byrne's bid for a political comeback ended in defeat in Illinois' primary election Tuesday, but House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel, President Reagan's point man in Congress, easily overcame his first GOP challenge in 32 years. Michel's victory could set the stage for a November rematch of the 1982 contest that almost cost him his 18th District seat. Partial returns gave Michel 89% of the vote over Tazewell County Board Chairman James E. Unsicker.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
As voters head to the polls today to decide a racially heated Democratic mayoral primary, the fates of black incumbent Harold Washington and white challenger Jane M. Byrne could rise or fall with the balky elevators in rundown public housing projects. Lifts constantly break in the high-rise structures, and the 144,000 people who live in the projects, most of whom are black, are miffed at Washington about it.
NEWS
April 6, 1987 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
Months of heated campaigning, name-calling, scheming and horse-trading will end here Tuesday, as Chicagoans eagerly anticipate one of their city's most pivotal events: the Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field. There also will be an election for mayor, but suspense will be much higher at the old ball park, because Harold Washington is heavily favored to win reelection despite a late-inning reshuffling of the opposition lineup. Cook County Assessor Thomas C.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | BOB SECTER and LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writers
Black incumbent Mayor Harold Washington crept to a narrow victory over white challenger Jane M. Byrne Tuesday in a racially divisive Democratic primary battle marred by massive confusion at the polls and a landslide of fraud charges. Only minutes before midnight, Byrne spoke to disappointed followers at her campaign headquarters and conceded defeat. "The people have spoken; we didn't make it," she said.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Mayor Harold Washington won the Democratic primary last week by 7.1 percentage points, or 78,158 votes, according to newly released results from the Board of Election Commissioners' final canvass. Washington drew 587,594 votes to former Mayor Jane M. Byrne's 509,436 votes.
NEWS
September 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Mayor Jane M. Byrne has officially declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for clerk of the Cook County court system. Incumbent Clerk Morgan Finley, a Democrat, was indicted on federal charges of accepting $25,000 from an FBI operative. He is awaiting trial, but has said he will be found innocent and seek a fourth term.
NEWS
March 9, 1987
Two reviews of last month's mayoral primary in Chicago have uncovered "massive" vote fraud and other election irregularities, the Chicago Tribune reported. The reviews, conducted by the Chicago Board of Election and an election watchdog group, found that votes in the Feb. 24 primary were cast by people registered to non-existent addresses and vacant lots, registered more than once and in the names of people who were dead.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | BOB SECTER and LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writers
Black incumbent Mayor Harold Washington crept to a narrow victory over white challenger Jane M. Byrne Tuesday in a racially divisive Democratic primary battle marred by massive confusion at the polls and a landslide of fraud charges. Only minutes before midnight, Byrne spoke to disappointed followers at her campaign headquarters and conceded defeat. "The people have spoken; we didn't make it," she said.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
As voters head to the polls today to decide a racially heated Democratic mayoral primary, the fates of black incumbent Harold Washington and white challenger Jane M. Byrne could rise or fall with the balky elevators in rundown public housing projects. Lifts constantly break in the high-rise structures, and the 144,000 people who live in the projects, most of whom are black, are miffed at Washington about it.
NEWS
January 26, 1987
Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and former Mayor Jane M. Byrne, his opponent in the city's Feb. 24 Democratic mayoral primary, are running neck-and-neck, according to a Chicago Sun-Times/WLS-TV poll. The poll also found the two candidates' support split along racial lines, a development that 33 religious leaders, including Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, warned against in a letter urging citizens to vote based on candidates' experience and stands on issues, not race.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Former Mayor Jane M. Byrne says she will hit the campaign trail again in 1991 for another run for City Hall. Byrne said Tuesday that she has begun circulating nominating petitions. "We are absolutely having no difficulty getting signatures," she said. Byrne was elected mayor in 1979 but lost a reelection bid in the 1983 Democratic primary to Harold Washington. Washington, who was the city's first black mayor, also foiled Byrne's comeback bid in the 1987 primary.
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