Mayor Richard M. Daley is holding an open house at City Hall Monday, where he will shake hands, pose for photos and say goodbye to Chicagoans who kept him in office for 22 years.
Those wanting to say goodbye to Daley can wait in line between 1 and 4 p.m. in Daley's 5th-floor office in City Hall.
“There are a lot of people who want to say goodbye," University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dick Simpson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "He’s been doing what I call victory laps in the neighborhoods. The open house seems a perfectly reasonable way to try and end up his term as mayor.”
The "victory laps" Simpson was referring to were part of Daley's "Neighborhood Appreciation Tour," which has taken the outgoing mayor through the city's 50 wards for ribbon-cutting ceremonies and other events.
Exactly one week from Monday, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in.
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