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Leon Despres

Leon Despres Dies At 101 (VIDEO INTERVIEWS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leon Despres, the former Chicago Alderman described as the "absolute conscience of the city" for his dedicated activism and consistent opposition to M...

Geoghegan Endorsed By Abner Mikva In Emanuel Replacement Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tom Geoghegan unveiled a slew of endorsements Monday in the tight race to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress. Liberal Democratic lion Abner Mikva, a fo...

The Tomato, the Banker, and the Alderman

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

The Despres Tomato's characteristic thin skin and fragility are probably not a reflection of the 100-year-old alderman who was known throughout his career for his tenacity.