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Daley Death / Successor #243930

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 21, 1976
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(Studio) Chicagoans mourn death of Mayor Richard Daley as city officials discuss successor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Key aldermen meet with deputy mayor Kenneth Sain to ease tensions in rival factions of Democratic party Daley's press secretary announces compromise. [Frank SULLIVAN - says until acting mayor chosen Tuesday by cncl., Sain and city council president pro tem Wilson Frost will share separate duties.] Acting mayor will serve until elections held within 6 mos. Black aldermen meet with Frost. [FROST - says all can be assured if he feels someone being cut out of running for job, he'll protest.] Top contenders include Cooke Cnty. board chairperson George Dunne, former lieutenant governor Neil Hartigan, Democratic Congress delegation head and Polish community leader Daniel Rostenkowski, alderman Edward Vrdolyak, alderman Michael Bilandic and Wilson Frost.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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