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Former Mayor Daley Steps Out On The Town With His New -- Much Younger -- Girlfriend (PHOTO)

07/31/2013 01:13 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2013

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is generating buzz these days about something that never made news during his 22 years in office: His dating life.

That's of course, because Daley was married to his late wife, Maggie, for nearly 40 years before she passed away in 2011. Since then, however, Daley has been spotted stepping out with a (much younger) lady, an emergency physician from a Rush University Medical Center.

According to Crain's, Daley met the good doctor, 30 years his junior, while at the gym.

Though DNAinfo Chicago snapped a photo of the couple during the Lucas-Hobson wedding, they reported Tuesday neither Daley nor Cobbs responded to a request for comment confirming their relationship.

Last November, Daley told CBS Chicago of his "new beginning" following his departure from the 5th floor of City Hall and the subsequent death of his longtime wife, Maggie Daley.

“Eventually, yeah, you date. You know, there’s nothing wrong with that,” he said. “Life goes on. But, you know, always Maggie in my heart forever.”

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the mayor's office as being on the 4th floor of City Hall, not the 5th.

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