John Lee, Tribune
December 29, 2002
Mayor Richard Daley and his wife, Maggie, leave Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the mayor was hospitalized for two days in December 2002. Hours before Daley was released from a two-day hospitalization brought on by stomach flu, physicians said they had detected a brief abnormal heart rhythm in the mayor. Emerging from the hospital on a Sunday evening, the mayor said the episode had left him tired, humbled and a bit frightened. But he said he hoped to be back at work Monday.