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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1976
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(Studio) Chicago city council elects Michael Bilandic acting mayor; he's protege of late Mayor Richard Daley.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Blacks flock to meeting to support council president pro-tem Wilson Frost, but Frost withdraws as Bilandic is obvious choice. Independent aldermen attempt to put Frost's name in for sake of competition, but are ruled out of order. [Alderman Dick SIMPSON - says process was backroom deal among few people.] [Alderman Vito MARZULLO - says question before council is why other names not presented.] Frost comments on dropping out in exchange for committee chrmship. [FROST - says he wants to be winner and going down in council would have no meaning and substance.] Bilandic chosen because he seems to lack future political ambitions. [BILANDIC - says he's not candidate for mayor; is resigning office as alderman and will leave after job finished.] Bilandic expected to follow Daley's pattern in detail.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Daniels, Randy;
Mudd, Roger

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