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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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By Edward McClelland

If Daley Were Oprah's Last Guest

If Daley Were Oprah's Last Guest
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Imagine how the audience would react if Oprah brought out former Mayor Richard M. Daley to end her show's 25-year run. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley to Announce U of C Appointment

Daley to Announce U of C Appointment

Daley to announce Tuesday morning his forthcoming appointment at the University of Chicago. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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By Edward McClelland

What Derrick Can Do For Rahm

What Derrick Can Do For Rahm

Michael Jordan helped Mayor Daley in his quest to make Chicago a global city. Derrick Rose can help Mayor Emanuel bring the city together. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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By Edward McClelland

What Richard J. Would Say About Daley

What Richard J. Would Say About Daley

What Richard J. Daley would think of his son's 22 years as mayor. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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By Edward McClelland
      

Daley Can Take $1.1 Million With Him

Thanks to a loophole in a 1998 campaign finance law, Mayor Daley can convert his campaign fund to personal use after leaving office. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Travel the Oprah Winfrey Way

Travel the Oprah Winfrey Way
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Daley names a street after Oprah Winfrey. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Council Lauds Daley For Service

Wednesday was Daley's final City Council meeting. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Daley To Be Honored For Military Academies

Daley To Be Honored For Military Academies

Soldier Field ceremony will honor Mayor Daley for building the nation's largest JROTC program. Read »

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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By Edward McClelland

How Daley Changed Chicago

How Daley Changed Chicago

Richard M. Daley took over a declining blue-collar city riven by racial conflict, and leaves a global city that's full of pleasures for the wealthy -- but has a smaller middle class. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Best of the Mayor's Daley-isms

Throughout his career as Mayor, Richard Daley has been known as a much for his... See Full Gallery »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .
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