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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
“Emanuel's position in the local party is insecure because he was not raised in the machine, or, for that matter, in a working-class city neighborhood.”
It was in 1988 that I moved to the bedraggled neighborhood of Hyde Park in order to study American history at the University of Chicago. I left the city ten…