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Earl Bush (1915-2006) served as Mayor Richard J. Daley's press secretary and speech writer from 1955 to 1973. These papers consist of items created during his tenure with Mayor Daley and later years. They include background materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, and speeches.
Emil Jones, Jr., a Democrat, served in the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate from 1973 to 1983 and in the Illinois Senate from 1983 to 2009, serving as senate president from 2003 to 2008. This collection includes his assorted papers from his District Office, House and Senate bills, photographs and awards he received.
The collection contains minutes of Board of Directors' annual meetings, correspondence, programs, studies, memoranda, pamphlets, annual reports, and surveys from 1923 until the present. The materials pertain to such issues as corrections, housing, health care, elections, the environment, and the organization of the League of Women Voters in Cook County.
Michael A. Bilandic served as Mayor of Chicago from 1976-1979 and as Supreme Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1994-1997. This collection includes minutes and reports of the Chicago City Council, Bilandic's personal notes and information he gathered in preparation for City Council meetings and hearings, correspondence between Bilandic and fellow alderman, Mayor Daley, interested parties, and citizens. The
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 — December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director of Revenue (1948—50), and Cook County Clerk (1950—55) before being elected