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Deval Patrick, a native of Chicago’s South Side and Massachusetts’ first black governor, mulling Democratic White House run | Chicago Tribune

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. Patrick, a close friend and ally of former President Barack Obama, ruled out a presidential bid earlier this year but has since been talking with Democratic operatives and donors about launching a campaign. His deliberations come as some Democrats express uncertainty about the party’s current crop of contenders. Patrick, a native of Chicago’s South Side, also served as the chief of U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division. Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel also picked Patrick to […]

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Bud Billiken Parade Saturday to be bigger, better than ever (1975) – Chicago Tribune Tho most children today do not know who Bud Bliliken is or who he is supposed to represent, Billiken lives on each year in the parade of bands and floats that wind along Martin Luther King Drive.

Tho most children today do not know who Bud Bliliken is or who he is supposed to represent, Billiken lives on each year in the parade of bands and floats that wind along Martin Luther King Drive.

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