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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he's working with the Daley family on an appropriate tribute for Maggie Daley, who was laid to rest a day earlier. (Published Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he's working with the Daley family on an appropriate tribute for Maggie Daley, who was laid to rest a day earlier.

    "There’s nothing I would name that fully would grasp her contribution to making this city a richer and stronger city," he said during a Tuesday afternoon press event announcing a school reform project. "It's not for me to do alone but with the Daley family."

    A Celebration of Maggie's Life

    [CHI] A Celebration of Maggie's Life
    Family, friends and political dignitaries bid their final farewell Monday to Maggie Daley. Here's who showed up and who spoke during this celebration of Mrs. Daley's life. (Published Monday, Nov 28, 2011)

    At top of mind is renaming the Chicago Cultural Center -- a former library saved from demolition by her mother-in-law, Eleanor "Sis" Daley -- which Maggie Daley used transformed into one of of the most visited attractions in the city.

    Renaming Northerly Island, the former site of Meigs Field, is also an idea that's been proposed. In 2003, then-Mayor Richard Daley ordered the lakefront airport destroyed and converted to a park. Maggie Daley co-chaired a committee overseeing the conversion.

    Goodbye to Chicago's 'Cultural Powerhouse'

    [CHI] Goodbye to Chicago's 'Cultural Powerhouse'
    From political bigwigs to Chicagoans who had never met Maggie Daley, those who admired the former first lady sent her off with "love" and "grace." "She truly loved the city," said one woman who attended the service. (Published Monday, Nov 28, 2011)

    Chicago's former first lady died on Thanksgiving Day after a nine-year fight against metastatic breast cancer.