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Weather / Chicago Troubles / Old Forge, New York #502870

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report on chgs. that Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic paid $90 thousand for snow removal plan and then couldn't deal with it this winter.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Description of Chicago's winter troubles given. Controversies over Bilandic's purchase of snow removal plan from former colleague and his appointed of snow removal commander detailed; report in "Wall Street Journal" mentioned. [BILANDIC - refuses comments on removal plan.] Effect of these events on Bilandic's campaign for 1st full term as mayor discussed. Items being used by his opponent in Democratic primary, Jane Byrne, reported television ads for both cands. shown. Jesus Christ and Richard J. Daley mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Credit given to Old Forge, New York, as often being coldest spot in nation, despite Weather Bureau's usual mention of other sites. Reason for this stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David

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