Robert Shaw dies at 83; was Chicago alderman, Cook County commissioner

https://ift.tt/3Bx4Yv2

Robert Shaw, former alderman and Cook County commissioner.
Robert Shaw, former alderman and Cook County commissioner. | Rich Chapman/Sun-Times file photo

He and his late brother William Shaw, a former state senator and mayor of Dolton, were a powerful political duo in city, county and state politics.

Robert Shaw, a former Chicago alderman from the 9th ward and Cook County commissioner, has died of cancer at 83.

He and his late brother William Shaw, a former state senator and mayor of Dolton, were a powerful duo in city, county and state politics.

Mr. Shaw overcame the coronavirus a few months ago, according to publicist Sean Howard. He succumbed to cancer at a rehab facility in South Holland, Howard said.

Like the late County Board President John Stroger and U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Mr. Shaw and his brother were part of a generation of Black leaders who migrated from Arkansas to Chicago for better opportunities. He was a graduate of Crane High School, Howard said.

Mr. Shaw is survived by three children.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Feeds,News,Region: Chicago,City: Chicago

via Chicago Sun-Times – All https://ift.tt/2xAxGgE

July 22, 2021 at 11:14AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s