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.
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July 22, 2021 at 11:14AM