How Did Daley Get that Black Eye?

How we think he got it

By Steve Rhodes
|  Friday, Nov 6, 2009  |  Updated 1:04 PM CDT
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Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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Mayor Daley is taking some time off this week on the heels of (coincidentally or not) showing up for work on Monday with a welt near his right eye supposedly due to a weight-lifting injury.


We've got some other ideas about how he might have gotten hurt.

- Slipped and fell on all that TIF district money falling out of his pockets.

- Punched in face by Maggie for moving her arts program off of Block 37 for a comic book store.

- Fell into a pothole while leaving Schaller's Pump.

- Tripped while racing a parking enforcement officer to his car's expired meter.

- Elbowed by Barack Obama in weekend basketball game.

- Laying groundwork for insurance scam so he can use money to restore Venetian Night.

- Punched in face by Patrick Ryan for wasting two years of his life.

- Guitar Hero mishap.

- Slept on his face funny while filling in for a Streets and San worker.

- Really heavy filing cabinet filled with secret documents fell on him.

Steve Rhodes is the proprietor of The Beachwood Reporter, a Chicago-centric news and culture review.

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