The City Council approved Mayor Richard Daley's budget 38 to 12 on Wednesday. The decision means all non-union city employees will be forced to take 24 unpaid days -- including aldermen and Daley himself.
Richie the Mayor was a happy, jolly guy.
Well, at least Daley looked like he enjoyed himself while singing a special rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” in his honor.
Children and staff members at La Rabida Hospital, East 65th St. at Lake Michigan, surprised the mayor this morning with the dedication, and after a moment of reluctance, Daley joined the choir and even had a few good laughs, Santa-style.