Candidates for next year's Cook County elections made their pitches Thursday for why they deserve the support of the Democratic Party.The three minute speeches candidates gave may or may not have actually mattered in the final vote.
Ken Burns has a new film about Prohibition. One of the forgotten players in that comedy-drama was a Chicago mayor. His name was William E. Dever.Dever was born outside Boston in 1862. He came to Chicago at 25, worked as a tanner on Goose Island, and studied law at night.