The Midland Authors presents a panel discussion on
Chicago’s Modern Mayors: Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 6 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State St., Chicago
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Free and open at all. Suggested donation $5.
Books will be available for purchase.
The Midland Authors presents a panel discussion based on the new book Chicago’s Modern Mayors, edited by former Midland Authors President Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy, covering mayors Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer, Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel, and Lori Lightfoot.
The discussion will feature:
Betty O’Shaughnessy, former adjunct professor of political science at the University of Illinois Chicago and Oakton Community College
Dick Simpson, former Chicago alderman, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago
Kari Lydersen, journalist and assistant professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Monroe Anderson, political writer and former press secretary to Eugene Sawyer
Daniel Bliss, assistant professor of political science at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Dennis Judd, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Chicago