John Steele

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John O. Steele

Progressive Chicago

A Progressive Chicago report to Keith Kelleher, dated October 27, 1993 listed several more contacts and potential members of the organization.

It stated that Alderman Joe Moore had agreed to participate and that State senator Alice Palmer was interested and was awaiting a call from Peter McClennon.

Members had been allocated people to contact;

Others targeted for contact, but not assigned, included Clem Balanoff, Sue Purrington of NOW, Jane Ramsey at JCUA, Erlean Collins, Westside Black elected officials and PUSH, TWO and Joe Gardner's Project Hope.[1]

Friends of Alice Palmer

Mid 1990s Hon. John Steele was listed[2]as a member of Friends of Alice Palmer (in formation), alonside Danny K Davis, Tony Rezko, Timuel Black and Barack Obama.


  1. Progressive chicago report to K Kelleher October 27, 1993
  2. Undated Friends of Alice Palmer membership list. Harold Washington papers