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The Chicago Mayoral Race

Four authors who know the history of Chicago’s mayors will discuss the current mayoral campaign and put it into historical perspective. The panel will include: Alderman Edward Burke, co-author of Inside the Wigwam and End of Watch; Dick Simpson, head of the political science department at University of Illinois at Chicago, former alderman, and author of Rogues, Rebels, and Rubberstamps; Richard Lindberg, author of many books on Chicago history, including The Gambler King of Clark Street; and James Merriner, author of Grafters and Goo Goos.

A social hour, with complimentary snacks and a cash bar, begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are not required. Admission is free, but the Society will accept donations to defray the cost of programs. For more information, see

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