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Mayor Richard M Daley

28 Days of Peace in Chicago

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

This is another bloody summer in Chicago. A summer tragically highlighted by the execution-style death of Robert Freeman. A 13-year-old boy shot 22 times near his South Side home.

Daley Won't Raise Property Taxes, Won't Plant Trees, Either

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley said today he would hold the line on property taxes in 2011 and declare a one-year moratorium on some beautification projects -- including...

Mayor Daley Won't Sell Navy Pier Naming Rights

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nobody's selling the naming rights to Navy Pier if Mayor Daley has his way. Daley said he's dead-set against the idea no matter how much money it cou...

Chicago Summer Programs For Children Lose 35,000 Spots After Stimulus Funds Dry Up

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There will be 14 percent fewer slots for Chicago children in the city's various camps and other programs designed to keep young people off the streets...

Daley: Midway Privatization Should Wait For Better Market

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"You need a good market," Daley said, speaking to reporters after marching in the Polish Constitution Day parade downtown Chicago. "So far, we don't t...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Daley Wants Up-Or-Down Vote

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today called for a vote by the full City Council on a contentious plan for a Wal-Mart on the Far South Side, regardless of whether...

Daley Supports Wal-Mart's Plan For Dozens Of Chicago Stores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Speaking at a news conference at Hirsch High School, Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley gave a strong endorsement of the wage agreement offered by Wal-Mar...

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...

Mike Quigley On Rahm Emanuel For Chicago Mayor: 'This Is All Bulls***"

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"This is all b.s. The mayor is running again," Quigley answered adamantly, not using the abbreviation. Is that on the record? "That's on the record....

Mayor Daley's Income Dropped In 2009 For Third Straight Year

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Because you lead by example, and because wow our economy is great right now, Mayor Daley saw his income fall for the third straight year in 2009....

Daley: Office Had 'No Role' In Using Clout For CPS Admissions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today said his office had "no role" in a back-door process to get students into select high schools, even though a list of such ap...

WATCH: Daley Regrets 'Up Your Butt' Gun Remark

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's strange and colorful response to a reporter's question about Chicago's handgun ban on Thursday drew national attention. Probably because...

Mayor Daley Jokingly Threatens To Shoot Reporter To Prove Effectiveness Of City's Gun Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard M. Daley, the longtime Chicago mayor, held a press conference Thursday in which he discussed, among other things, the fate of the city's contr...

Maggie Daley's Cancer Has Spread To Liver And Lung

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Maggie Daley's cancer has spread to her liver and lung, but is "well-controlled," according to an interview her doctor gave to WGN-Channel 9 TV. ...

Transportation, Schools, Culture At Risk In Budget Crisis

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like a frog in a gradually warming pot of water, not everyone notices the trouble brewing. But budget problems have already hurt the Chicago area's wa...

Daley Calls For More Anti-War Protests?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You may recall a recent example--in 2005--on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Thousands had hoped to make a statement marching sou...

Anthony Boswell Suspended: Daley's Top Ethics Aide Mishandled Harassment Complaint

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley has suspended his top ethics aide for his role in allegedly bumbling a student intern's sexual harassment complaint, a source said...

Daley Gives Inspector General Power To Investigate Aldermen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today transferred control over city hiring from his $4 million-a-year Office of Compliance to the inspector general and dropped a politica...

Promises Made in Dubai Means Daley has to Step-Up Commitment to Arabs

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ray Hanania

Daley has done much to help Chicago Arabs, but not nearly as much as he has done for other ethnic groups.

Mayor Daley: Always There With Outrage the Day After Gang Violence

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ray Hanania

Clearly Mayor Daley cares about the well-being of Chicago. But does he care enough?

The Best Rebuttal To The Right's Ayers Rap on Obama

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley unabashedly acknowledges his ties to Ayers and the benefits he and the city have reaped as a result of the relationship.