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The last time anyone not named Daley had a legitimate shot at being elected mayor of Chicago, the city was an emotional tinderbox. Residents and politicians were still reeling from the sudden death two years earlier of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor, and the racially charged 'council wars' that raged during his administration
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.

Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.

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