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Chicago / Mayor vs. Council #530853

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Chicago, Illinois) Current status of power struggle between Mayor Harold Washington and machine-controlled city council examined; films shown. [WASHINGTON - refuses to open council session.] Respective strength of Washington's supporters and those of alderman Edward Vrdolyak described; Washington's behavior at earlier council meeting recalled. [VRDOLYAK - has never seen a mayor run away before.] Washington noted sending police to aldermen's homes during the middle of night to warn against attending next council session. [Alderman Edward BURKE - refuses to bow to mayor's pressure tactics.] Apparent strength of Democrat machine cited.
REPORTER: Mary Nissenson

Nissenson, Mary;
Savitch, Jessica

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