Chicago City Council, 1976

A few days after <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002288" title="Richard J. Daley" href="/topic/politics/richard-j.-daley-PEHST002288.topic">Mayor Richard J. Daley</a> died, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000076" title="Chicago City Council" href="/topic/politics/chicago-city-council-ORGOV000076.topic">Chicago City Council</a> held a memorial session at which he was eulogized at length. Purple-and-black velvet bunting covered the chair he had occupied for 21 years, longer than any other Chicago mayor.

( Tribune photo by Frank Hanes )

A few days after Mayor Richard J. Daley died, the Chicago City Council held a memorial session at which he was eulogized at length. Purple-and-black velvet bunting covered the chair he had occupied for 21 years, longer than any other Chicago mayor.

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