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Chicago / Election / Riots #252953

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1977
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(Studio) Chicago chooses successor to Richard J. Daley in election Tuesday Election follows wkend. of riots between Puerto Ricans and police.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Though there are questions with regard to Democrat Michael A. Bilandic's ability to take over Daley power, he's not expected to have trouble in election Some criticize acting mayor's reaction to wkend. riots, but most criticism is of police. [Francisco VELEZ - says police didn't need to come; interference escalated trouble.] Store owner Harry Morris had store looted. [MORRIS - says mayor should have called in National Guard, if police weren't enough,and much of destruction wouldn't have happened. Doesn't think it will affect election.] Bilandic meets with Latino leaders today and later leaders are skeptical. [Puerto Rican United Front spokesperson Carlos CASTRO - says mayor greeted them, said good-bye and left meeting] Republican mayoral candidate Dennis Block says he'll be more sympathetic, but isn't expected to win.
REPORTER: Jerry. Bowen

Bowen, Jerry.;
Mudd, Roger

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