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Michael Shakman - General Interest

Thwarted for a seat as a delegate to the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention, Michael Shakman filed suit against the Cook County (Chicago) Democratic Party, seeking redress from the political machine's system of patronage, cronyism and political corruption. His persistent efforts led to two Shakman Decrees that have transformed politics in Chicago.

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Coffee for Constitutional Convention candidates in 1969. Pictured left to right are John Chico, two fellow candidate for the Constitutional Convention, Mary Lee Leahy and Mike Shakman.

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1969

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Photo of Michael Shakman sitting in his office in the late 1970s.

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late 1970s

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Contemporary photo of Michael Shakman, taken in December 2008.

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December, 2008

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Contemporary photo of Michael Shakman, taken in December 2008.

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December 2008

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Contemporary photo of Michael Shakman, taken in December 2008.

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December 2008

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Contemporary photo of Michael Shakman, taken in 2007.

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2007

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