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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson snagged one of three Metropolitan Water Reclamation District spots in Tuesday's primary. Patrick Daley Thompson scooped up 18 percent of the vote, helping to knock out... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Why The Irish Are Our Overlords

Why The Irish Are Our Overlords

Patrick Daley Thompson is compensating for his English last name by using a shamrock as a campaign symbol. Why are the Irish so successful in politics, especially Chicago politics? Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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By Edward McClelland

The Third Mayor Daley?

The Third Mayor Daley?

Is the Daley family grooming MWRD candidate Patrick Daley Thompson for the mayor's office? Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Patrick Daley Thompson

Patrick Daley Thompson

Patrick Daley Thompson is running for Democratic Party Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley Nephew Running for Office

Daley Nephew Running for Office

Patrick Daley Thompson, 42, is ready to throw in his hat to fill a spot on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board that's soon to be vacated by President Terrence O'Brien, retiring after 34 years. Read »

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