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Like Father, Like Son

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Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley were each elected as Chicago's mayor six times, racking up a combined 42 years in office.

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Like Father, Like Son: Part 2

Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley were each elected as Chicago's mayor six times, racking up a combined 42 years in office.

Like Father, Like Son: Part 3

Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley were each elected as Chicago's mayor six times, racking up a combined 42 years in office.
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They share the same name. The same temperament. The same laugh. The same smile. And for 42 years, Richard J. and Richard M. Daley occupied the same office: Mayor of Chicago.
 
On December 26, 2010, the son passed the father as the longest serving mayor in the city where both were born. Now, at the end of this week,  the son will leave office as the longest serving mayor in Chicago history.

In "Like Father, Like Son" reporter Carol Marin looks at the legacy of both Daley’s and two issues father and son were forced to deal with and what they did.

Watch the story in four segments.

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