Konkol's Characters: December 2007 Archives

Do you know someone from the neighborhoods, who ias a real Chicago character? Someone everybody really should know?

Well, what are you waiting for? Tell me about them.

In his prime, they called him the “Mayor of the West Side.”
That was in the 1960s when Lawndale preacher Dr. C. Sugar Hampton had the ear of Mayor Richard J. Daley, and the kind of clout that could get you out of a jam in housing court. These days, Sugar is content trying to bring “more people in church and get them saved.”

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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