Storified by · Mon, Apr 29 2013 07:10:43
30 years ago today, Chicago’s first African American mayor was sworn into office. Harold Washington’s first term was mired by strong aldermanic opposition to his agenda. Columnist, political analyst and one time Washington deputy press secretary Laura Washington looks back on the era.
The Blackhawks brace for the Wild in the playoffs, the Bulls get ahead of Brooklyn in their playoff series and Chicago baseball teams each score victories-so what does that mean going forward? WBEZ Sports blogger Cheryl Raye Stout checks in with her take on it all.