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Joanne Alter, Gender Trailblazer In Chicago Politics, Dies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joanne Alter, a trailblazing woman in Chicago politics, died Sunday in her Chicago home. She was 81. Her son, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, rele...

Harold and Barack: Emotional Wisdom From 1983

Paul Engleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Engleman

The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.