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February 16, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Launching a transcontinental offensive in his war on illiteracy, Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan announced Thursday that he has formed a coalition with three other big-city mayors to lobby Washington. Addressing a forum at Brown University here, Riordan said Rudolph Giuliani of New York, Richard Daley of Chicago and Thomas Menino of Boston would join him in urging the federal government to increase funds for urban education.
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February 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley returned home Saturday after a one-week hospitalization in an intensive care unit because of an unspecified illness, his law firm said. Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago from a business trip to Arizona on Jan. 31. He underwent several tests, but a spokeswoman for his law firm did not elaborate this week on whether doctors were able to determine what caused Daley to feel disoriented.
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March 24, 2009 | Jeff Coen and Dan Mihalopoulos
Al Sanchez, the former commissioner of Chicago's Streets and Sanitation Department, was convicted Monday on charges that he rigged city hiring by trading jobs for campaign work. Sanchez, 61, is the highest-ranking aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley to be found guilty in the federal corruption probe of City Hall hiring. A federal jury convicted Sanchez on four counts of mail fraud and acquitted him on three other mail fraud counts.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel planned to meet privately with Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. of Illinois on Wednesday night to discuss the Chicago mayor's race, according to two people familiar with the plan. The meeting follows Emanuel's decision to commission a poll testing his viability as a mayoral candidate, and as he tries to help the White House retain Democratic majorities in Congress. Jackson and Emanuel are considered potential successors to Richard M. Daley, who said last week that he would not run for reelection next year.
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February 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday, his law firm said. Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago on Friday evening from a business trip to Arizona, according to a statement released by his spokesman and law firm. His father died of a heart attack at age 74, and the former mayor has been hospitalized at least two times since 2000. His family is visiting him between tests at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Daley spokesman Rick Jasculca said in the statement.
NEWS
April 30, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors have begun hearing testimony in the first in a series of trials that federal prosecutors say should be the coup de grace to an organization that once had seemed all but unstoppable. For a quarter of a century, the El Rukn Nation, under one name or another, has ruled large swaths of Chicago's South Side through violence and intimidation.
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March 18, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
He hurries to his limo on Sunset Boulevard. Traffic slows, horns honk and admirers yell: "Hey, Jesse!" He shoots them a thumbs-up. He is driven across town to Burbank, hoists himself out of the car, and office workers materialize on the sidewalk to greet him. Up goes the thumb. This is the evidence in the Rev. Jesse Jackson's life that all is well. And to those who claim otherwise, he is ready figuratively with his thumb at his nose.
NEWS
September 7, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he was "surprised" by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's decision not to seek reelection but offered no hint as to whether he might be a candidate to succeed him. "While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago," Emanuel said in an e-mailed statement...
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February 20, 2004 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Richard M. Daley publicly endorsed same-sex unions this week, saying he had "no problem" with Cook County issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, because they "love one another just as much as anyone else." Daley -- a Roman Catholic who has taken a liberal stand on other social issues -- declined to say if the country's third-largest city would follow the cue of San Francisco, where thousands of marriage certificates have been issued to same-sex couples in the last week.
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June 4, 2000 | NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, Nicholas von Hoffman is the author of "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against," "Capitalist Fools: Tales of American Business From Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken Gang" and "Citizen Cohn."
Newspapers and magazines once described Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley as the last 19th century city boss to live in the 20th century. They were wrong. Daley was different: The caricature of a cigar-grubbing back-room dealer, surrounded by his cronies, hardly captures the uniqueness of Daley's time, place and circumstance. Like Big Bill Thompson and Ed Kelly, Chicago mayors of previous epochs, Daley and his city were synonymous during his years in power, 1955-76.
NEWS
September 7, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he was "surprised" by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's decision not to seek reelection but offered no hint as to whether he might be a candidate to succeed him. "While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago," Emanuel said in an e-mailed statement...
NATIONAL
September 7, 2010 | By Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's decision to leave City Hall, announced Tuesday, set in motion a chain of events that could ultimately lead to a leadership shuffle at the White House. Rahm Emanuel, the president's chief of staff, has been pining for that office for months, telling people he wanted to leave the Obama administration to run for mayor if Daley, a friend, decided not to. Fresh on the heels of Daley's announcement, Emanuel avoided saying anything about his own plans, instead releasing a one-sentence statement praising the mayor's time in office.
NATIONAL
March 24, 2009 | Jeff Coen and Dan Mihalopoulos
Al Sanchez, the former commissioner of Chicago's Streets and Sanitation Department, was convicted Monday on charges that he rigged city hiring by trading jobs for campaign work. Sanchez, 61, is the highest-ranking aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley to be found guilty in the federal corruption probe of City Hall hiring. A federal jury convicted Sanchez on four counts of mail fraud and acquitted him on three other mail fraud counts.
NATIONAL
February 20, 2004 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Richard M. Daley publicly endorsed same-sex unions this week, saying he had "no problem" with Cook County issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, because they "love one another just as much as anyone else." Daley -- a Roman Catholic who has taken a liberal stand on other social issues -- declined to say if the country's third-largest city would follow the cue of San Francisco, where thousands of marriage certificates have been issued to same-sex couples in the last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Launching a transcontinental offensive in his war on illiteracy, Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan announced Thursday that he has formed a coalition with three other big-city mayors to lobby Washington. Addressing a forum at Brown University here, Riordan said Rudolph Giuliani of New York, Richard Daley of Chicago and Thomas Menino of Boston would join him in urging the federal government to increase funds for urban education.
BOOKS
June 4, 2000 | NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, Nicholas von Hoffman is the author of "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against," "Capitalist Fools: Tales of American Business From Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken Gang" and "Citizen Cohn."
Newspapers and magazines once described Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley as the last 19th century city boss to live in the 20th century. They were wrong. Daley was different: The caricature of a cigar-grubbing back-room dealer, surrounded by his cronies, hardly captures the uniqueness of Daley's time, place and circumstance. Like Big Bill Thompson and Ed Kelly, Chicago mayors of previous epochs, Daley and his city were synonymous during his years in power, 1955-76.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | ERIC FIDLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It is called the City of Big Shoulders, a tough town whose image is rooted in a brawling, bloody past that's part truth and part fiction. Don't bother trying to keep up with Chicago, Mark Twain advised more than a century ago. "She outgrows her prophecies faster than she can make them. She is always a novelty, for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time." Sure enough, those Big Shoulders are shrugging again, putting Chicago through yet another transformation.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | ERIC FIDLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It is called the City of Big Shoulders, a tough town whose image is rooted in a brawling, bloody past that's part truth and part fiction. Don't bother trying to keep up with Chicago, Mark Twain advised more than a century ago. "She outgrows her prophecies faster than she can make them. She is always a novelty, for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time." Sure enough, those Big Shoulders are shrugging again, putting Chicago through yet another transformation.
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