April 4, 1989
Chicago officials predict that 70% of the 1.56 million voters will cast ballots in today ' s mayoral election. Whites make up 48% of registered voters, blacks 42% and Latinos 7%. The winner will complete the last two years of the late Harold Washington's second term. A poll released Monday by The Daily Chicago Southtown Economist and WBBM-TV gave Daley 51% to 35% for Evans and 3% for Vrdolyak, with 11% undecided. TIMOTHY C.
July 31, 1990 |
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley downplayed the lawlessness on the city's West Side that was triggered by the worst power outage in a decade. "There was no chaos. There was no rioting. There was no strong looting there. But you get the impression (from the coverage) it was like chaos out there," Daley told a news conference. Police Supt. LeRoy Martin said 83 people had been arrested for burglary, mob action, looting, firearms violations, theft or property damage.
December 28, 2002 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife were hospitalized Friday after fainting at home, doctors said. Maggie Daley may have broken a rib when she fell, said Dr. David Zull of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The couple were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Both Daleys experienced "fairly violent" vomiting and diarrhea and were being treated for dehydration, said Zull, an emergency room doctor. "They're resting pretty comfortably."
August 27, 2005 |
Federal investigators questioned Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for about two hours Friday about the city's hiring policies, amid a corruption investigation. Daley announced that he was questioned by investigators from U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald's office and that he cooperated. Also on hand for the questioning were the city's corporation counsel and Daley's personal attorney. Fitzgerald's spokesman had no comment.
April 3, 1991 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley swept to reelection Tuesday amid record-low voter turnout, winning his first full term in the office his father held longer than any other mayor. In an unofficial count of 991 of the city's 2,912 precincts, Daley had 151,401 votes to 46,337 for Harold Washington Party candidate R. Eugene Pincham and 8,185 for Republican George Gottlieb. The easy victory is expected to pave the way for Daley to take a more vocal leadership role in the city's Administration.
February 27, 1991 |
Incumbent Richard M. Daley swamped the opposition in the Democratic mayoral primary here Tuesday, bringing him within an eyelash of resurrecting the legendary City Hall dynasty established by his father 36 years ago. In trouncing two well-known rivals, including the standard-bearer of a broad coalition of black political and community activists, the Irish-American Daley may also have quelled years of ugly, racially tinged battles for control of the nation's third-largest city.
December 12, 2006 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley declared his candidacy for a sixth term Monday, a campaign that, if successful, would position him to beat the mayoral record set by his father. "I have more to give to keep Chicago moving forward," Daley, 64, said in his announcement. "Chicago is a better, stronger place to live, work and raise a family than it was the day we walked in the door.
December 1, 2004 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley's son, whose name and degree from one of the nation's most prestigious universities would have opened doors to a lucrative career, has instead joined the Army and could be sent to the battlefields of Iraq or Afghanistan. Patrick Daley, 29, who got his master's of business administration from the University of Chicago in June, said he "always wanted to find a way to serve ... just like my grandfather and father." He said the Sept.
April 2, 1998 |
A lot gets done in this town by political muscle. Favors are redeemed, strings are pulled and, presto: Street people become landed voters. Neighborhoods disappear and highways emerge in their place. Lifelong political vendettas are forgotten. But Chicagoans this week witnessed a phenomenon that is startling even for a place inured to the excesses of civic life.