Loosely-constructed footage from the campaign trail during the 1983 Chicago mayoral election, featuring candidates Harold Washington, Bernard Epton, Richard M. Daley, and Jane Byrne.
Begins silently at Comiskey Park in Bridgeport, as Bernard Epton gets into a car and the camera lingers on a squirrel. Audio cuts in as uniformed Marines roll up a flag on the field and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is piped on an organ. Ribbie and Roobarb (White Sox mascots from 1981 to 1988) take a couple at-bats. Unofficial White Sox mascot Andy the Clown (Andrew Rozdilsky Jr.) is seen talking to a reporter in the stands, wearing his trademark bowler hat and light-up nose.
Next is a series of very short, seemingly unrelated shots: activist Marion Stamps speaking into a megaphone next to Harold Washington, a crowd outside an Amoco gas station, Washington talking to reporters, a bucket-hatted Epton entering the Peoples Gas Building surrounded by cameras, Washington examining a portrait someone has drawn of him.
Now at the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Mayor Jane Byrne talks to reporters. A sign on an easel reads "1983 Mayoral Debate Sponsored by Chicago Sun-Times." Brief shots of alderman Ed Vrdolyak, State Senator Dawn Clark Netsch, and mayoral candidate Richard M. Daley talking to reporters post-debate. Black-and-white footage of the debate shot off a TV screen. Ends with a shot of a mural of former Mayor Richard J. Daley on the side of a bar advertising Old Style.