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Richard J. Daley

Richard J. Daley
Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago from 21 years, from 1955 to 1976. During that time, he headed a vast Democratic political machine. He died unexpectedly at age 74 on Dec. 20, 1976, when he had a heart attack during a visit to his doctor's office. Daley had been mayor longer than anyone else, and his death came as a shock to a generation of Chicagoans who could remember no other mayor. He was often described as the last of the big city bosses ruling over the last of the big city political machines. But he was also an expert on municipal government and especially city finance. He was the most powerful Democrat in Illinois and the most influential mayor in the nation. His son, Richard M. D... Show more »
Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago from 21 years, from 1955 to 1976. During that time, he headed a vast Democratic political machine. He died unexpectedly at age 74 on Dec. 20, 1976, when he had a heart attack during a visit to his doctor's office. Daley had been mayor longer than anyone else, and his death came as a shock to a generation of Chicagoans who could remember no other mayor. He was often described as the last of the big city bosses ruling over the last of the big city political machines. But he was also an expert on municipal government and especially city finance. He was the most powerful Democrat in Illinois and the most influential mayor in the nation. His son, Richard M. Daley, was first elected mayor in 1989 and won a sixth term in 2007. « Show less

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  • Newsman scrootens his archives to find Daley's 'Greatest Hits'

     
    Wednesday's print column. Of all the nuggets of Richard M. Daley's wit and wisdom that veteran WLS-AM 890 political reporter Bill Cameron unearthed in a recent search of his audio vault, my favorite is this: What really makes narcotics so......
  • By George, ‘Leighton Courthouse’ shows how to play the naming game

     
    George N. Leighton, 6/29/2012. Tribune photo by Terence Antonio James In a startling break with tradition, Cook County has just named its central courthouse after former Judge George N. Leighton. The tradition I’m referring to isn’t the long-...
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  • December 2 - Author Jeff Davis

    December 2 - Author Jeff Davis
    Chicago Bears: Yesterday and Today CELEBRATE YESTERDAY AND TODAY'S MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY WITH CHICAGO BEARS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY Chicagoans are passionate about many things, from the food they love to the wildest politics anywhere USA. Most talk and...
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mother Of California's First Lady, Dies

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mother Of California's First Lady, Dies
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whose advocacy for the mentally disabled helped bring people with special needs into the mainstream of American life, has died. She was 88. Shriver, the sister of President Kennedy and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and the mother of...
  • Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor

    Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor
    Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged. He stepped off the political stage in...
  • 10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley

    10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley
    Richard M. Daley and his father, Richard J. Daley, have so dominated Chicago politics that it's hard to imagine life here without a Daley as mayor. But it's happened before, and it will happen again: 1 Eight of the last nine Chicago mayors were born in...
  • Mike Royko...smitten: son publishes love letters by future columnist during time in Air Force

    Mike Royko...smitten: son publishes love letters by future columnist during time in Air Force
    "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" Edited by David Royko University of Chicago Press, $24, 254 pages This city worships Mike Royko as an icon; the sharp-tongued, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who feared no one. Whether people sat...
  • Ashburn thriving on a strong sense of community

    Ashburn thriving on a strong sense of community
    When Greg Lis and his friends were growing up in the 1950s and wanted to play baseball, they'd head over to Cinder Field, a vacant lot in the Southwest Side neighborhood of Ashburn, and choose sides for a pick-up game. Lis, vice president of Americorp...
  • 10 things you might not know about dirty politics

    10 things you might not know about dirty politics
    It's that season again, when the dead return to life. We're not talking about Halloween--we mean Election Day, when ghost voters haunt the land. Here are 10 examples of political dirty tricks: 1. When unscrupulous British political operatives show up...
  • June 2: Author - Rick Kogan Talks About His Book, Early Royko: Up Against It in Chicago

    June 2: Author - Rick Kogan Talks About His Book, Early Royko: Up Against It in Chicago
    This collection of early columns from the Chicago Daily News ranges from witty social commentary to politically astute satire. Some of the pieces are falling-down funny and others are tenderly nostalgic, but all display Royko's unrivaled skill at using...