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Remembering Harold: The 1983 Mayoral Race

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As the 25th anniversary of Harold Washington's death approaches this Sunday, November 25, 2012, we're sharing moments of remembrance all this week. All stories are from the Sun-Times archives. And don't forget to check out our Harold Washington timeline.

The 1983 mayoral race was a fierce one, incumbent mayor Jane Byrne facing challenges from Richard M. Daley, the son of the great Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, and Harold Washington, the U.S. Congressman from Illinois' first district. Below is a video put together by our own Lynn Sweet for the WTTW show Image Union. It's nearly a half-hour of ads from the 1983 Democratic primary followed by ads from the 1983 general election.

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