The year 1987 was a prominent year for politics in the 49th ward. There was the citywide election for mayor in that year, as well as local elections for the ward’s alderman. The race for the position of alderman was between the winner of the last election, David Orr, and Jack Fleming, an assistant attorney and resident of Rogers Park. Both men focused on the public during their campaign in both promising to help the community and providing information about local politics. Find out how these men and the election helped involve Rogers Park and the 49th ward. The re-election for mayor Washington was a vital race which paved the road and strive toward racial equality within Chicago. Discover the results of the election and impact on citizens living in the area.