September 7, 2010 |
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.
September 16, 2000 |
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's $433-million lawsuit against the firearms industry was dismissed by a judge who said the mayor might do better to combat city crime through law enforcement methods and legislation. Cook County Circuit Judge Stephen Schiller questioned the city's use of statistics, showing that many guns used in gang shootings in Chicago were purchased at suburban gun shops, many by so-called straw purchasers who bought them for resale to criminals.
April 3, 2000 |
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remained hospitalized and was undergoing more tests after complaining of chest pain. Doctors said the 57-year-old mayor's blood pressure returned to normal soon after he was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital from his home Saturday afternoon. Daley still must undergo tests to ensure his arteries aren't blocked and to find out why he felt ill, doctors said.
December 11, 1988 |
Cook County State's Atty. Richard M. Daley leads in the mayoral race, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson--who isn't running--would be his toughest competitor, a poll has found. Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, would garner 52% of the vote, while fellow Democrat Jackson would get 40% in a one-on-one race, according to results of a poll in Sunday editions of the Chicago Tribune.
February 28, 2007 |
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley won a sixth term with more than 70% of the vote, overcoming a City Hall corruption scandal and putting himself on course to eclipse his legendary father's record as the city's longest-serving mayor. Serving out another full four-year term would keep him on the job for 22 years. His father, Richard J. Daley, died in office in 1976 at age 74, having served 21 years.
June 27, 2001 |
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley named an aide to former public school chief executive Paul Vallas to replace him as head of the nation's third-largest school system. Arne Duncan, 36, will preside over a school system with 435,000 students, 45,900 employees and a $3.5-billion annual budget. Vallas resigned June 7 after six years as CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Duncan became the deputy chief of staff in 1999 after working since 1998 as director of magnet schools for the city's board of