Bilandic, Michael Anthony

▪ 2003

      American politician and judge (b. Feb. 13, 1923, Chicago, Ill.—d. Jan. 15, 2002, Chicago), succeeded Richard J. Daley as mayor of Chicago and later served as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Bilandic had been a corporate lawyer for 28 years and was serving as chairman of Chicago's City Council finance committee by the time Mayor Daley died in his sixth term in office in December 1976. The City Council chose Bilandic as a temporary successor, and six months later he won a special election to serve the remainder of Daley's term. As mayor, Bilandic succeeded in resolving a number of labour disputes and winning approval for the construction of a crosstown expressway, but his poor handling of snow removal following record-setting blizzards in 1979 contributed to his loss that year to Jane Byrne in the Democratic primary.

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