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Mayor Richard Daley shakes hands with supporters as he makes his way into the Hilton Grand Ballroom in April 1991, after winning re-election. Daley steamrolled to an easy victory that established him as a Democratic force comparable to the only other two Chicago mayors to win re-election in the last generation. Mayors who attained such a stature were Daley's father, five-term Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Mayor Harold Washington. Other mayors such as Michael Bilandic, Jane Byrne and Eugene Sawyer were unable to do more than briefly warm a seat in the 5th floor City Hall office before being replaced by fickle voters.
April 2, 1991