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Richard M. Daley: A Central Figure in the Chicago Police Torture Scandal

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

These are the disturbing "highlights" of Richard M. Daley's 30 years of involvement in the police torture scandal. At every turn, he refused to use his unparalleled power to stop the torture, end the cover-up, and bring the torturers to justice.

Daley Says Rahm's Longer School Day Plan No Good

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

While former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has thrown some veiled criticism at successor Rahm Emanuel in the past, the man who led the city for 22 ye...

Does Rahm Emanuel's Endorsement Help Christian Mitchell in Legislative Primary Fight?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.

Changing of the Guard

Hermene Hartman | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

This week, Chicago experiences a new political era as the Daley years have ended. Enter Rahm Emanuel, who takes over from a legend and inherits serious debt.

Chicago Case Study: Time For A New Vision For Schools

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

Since Mayor Daley took control of Chicago schools and began appointing business-minded CEOs to head the system, the march toward a numbers-driven vision of education has been steady.

Gery Chico Says He Would Cut His Pay 20 Percent If Elected Mayor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral challenger Gery Chico said Thursday he would take a 20 percent pay cut -- and force thousands of management employees at the city, schools, pa...

Best I Can: The Special Olympics Benefit

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"Fear of the unknown is not in our vocabulary in Chicago," Mayor Richard M. Daley told a group of several hundred at the annual Special Olympics benefit

Cardinal George Opposition to Illinois Civil Unions Swept Aside, Illinois House Partially Undoes an Injustice

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In 1996, Illinois and 14 other states approved "Defense of Marriage of Act" laws, but Illinois has now partially undone that injustice.

Life After Daley: Chicagoans Worry About Budget

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Mayor Richard M. Daley prepares to leave office, some of his most loyal supporters are upset about the financial troubles he will leave behind and ...

Rahm Emanuel Wants Cops, More Transparency From Chicago TIF Districts

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Chicago mayor candidate Rahm Emanuel is planning some key changes to Chicago's use and management of its infamous Tax Increment Financing districts.

Amanda Terkel

Chicago Cubs Owners Rail Against Gov't Spending While Asking Taxpayers For $300 Million To Renovate Wrigley Field | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wealthy businessman Joe Ricketts's mission to rid the country of earmarks and government waste has run into a hurdle: the request by his...

WATCH: George W. Bush Praises Mayor Daley In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former President George W. Bush made a stop in Chicago Thursday to promote his new book, "Decision Points" and get some face time with Mayor Daley. ...

WATCH: Family Explains History Of New Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A McHenry family has won Chicago's Christmas tree contest--and their 70-foot blue spruce is now on its way to Chicago's Daley Plaza. After years of ...

Maggie Daley To Be Released From D.C. Hospital Following Leg Pain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's First Lady Maggie Daley, who was admitted to a Washington D.C. hospital over the weekend, is expected to be released today. Daley was in W...

MAYORAL MADNESS: Jackson Jr. Has A Bad Week, Will Rahm Leave White House In October?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the amount of rumor and speculation surrounding the Chicago mayor's race has progressively increased, it seems that the number of confirmed mayo...

Decline of Daley, Chicago and U.S.

John R. MacArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John R. MacArthur

Mayor Daley's bombshell announcement that he won't seek reelection is the most significant indication yet that the majority party will lose many congressional seats, and that its love affair with Obama may be on the wane.

The Daley Years

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard M. Daley, the king of American mayors, just ushered his city into a Twilight Zone: Chicago Without Him. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanue...

Daley Says If City Took Financial Advice From State, 'We'd Be Bankrupt'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley does not appreciate criticism--whether it's coming from the media, Democrats or Republicans. On Tuesday, he made this abun...

Show Me The Jobs, Mayor Daley!

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Mayor Still Has it Wrong About Wal-Mart By Al Norman Wal-Mart apparently views locating new stores in urban Chicagoland as something like a soccer ...

Mayor Daley On Rahm Emanuel's Mayor Remark: 'It's Not Stepping On My Toes' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While other local politicians did not seem thrilled about Rahm Emanuel's interest in becoming Chicago's mayor some day, Mayor Daley himself was suppor...

Ruling Limits Inspector General's Powers, Insulates Mayor Daley's Office From Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judge Nancy Arnold has dismissed an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the inspector general demanding that Corporation Counsel Mara Georges turn over doc...

Rahm Emanuel Wants To Run For Chicago Mayor (TRANSCRIPT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel wants to run for mayor of Chicago...and he said it himself this time. In an interview on Charlie Rose's PBS talk show Monday night, Ema...

Maggie Daley Back In Wheelchair, But No Sign That Cancer Has Spread

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's wife Maggie was back in a wheelchair today after suffering the latest in a string of cancer setbacks: a fracture in her right leg where ...

Daley: Bring More Booze To The Lakefront

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of liquor licenses would more than double on Chicago Park District property along the lakefront under a proposal Mayor Richard Daley introd...