Celebrating the Unique History and Culture of Chicago's Uptown Community
December 24, 2007
4500 Beacon at Sunnyside -- Residence of Former Chicago Mayor and Illinois Governor
Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne (October 12, 1853–May 24, 1937) was a Democrat who was the governor of Illinois from 1913 to 1917; he previously served as the 37th mayor of Chicago, from April 5, 1905 to 1907. In 1921 he helped found an organization called the "National Unity Council" to combat the Ku Klux Klan. He lived at 4500 Beacon Street (now an empty lot).