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r / May 15, 2011 11:20 PM

I think Daley and the many lapdogs in City Council made a lot of us completely uninvested in (or furious with) local government. I hope Rahm can start undoing the ugliness of what 50+ years of Daleys did while in charge of the city. I'd like the "we don't nobody nobody sent" ideology to go to its grave.

Mike / May 16, 2011 9:59 AM

Ride the CTA to work.

TM / May 16, 2011 12:31 PM

I would cover the grated bridge at Loomis and the canal for the bike lane.

Riding over that sucks.

ben / May 16, 2011 12:43 PM

Fix the weather problem... wtf.

Andrew Huff / May 16, 2011 6:18 PM

So, speaking of first acts, Ramsin posted Mayor Emanuel's first orders in Mechanics.

flange / May 16, 2011 6:56 PM

if *i* were rahm? i have a moral center and a backbone, so i'd apologize for entering a race i wasn't eligible for and start arranging for a runoff.

Spook / May 16, 2011 11:53 PM

Arrest Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko for murder. But I'm sure he will just end up with an even bigger fat lucrative contract just like every one else associated with Daley will continue to get

The Realist / May 17, 2011 8:57 AM

>Ride the CTA to work.

LOL. When he was doing his 'listening tour', he'd go to an El platform and shake some hands.

He then went down to his fleet of SUVs, DROVE TO THE NEXT EL STOP, and shook some more hands.

(Which actually probably makes him the mayor with the most El experience in the last 30 years...)

madachode / May 17, 2011 9:53 AM

spend money on a bike lane that the city doesn't have? Thats why the city is broke, spending $$$ on things it does not need. Roads are for cars, period.

Carlotta / May 17, 2011 11:15 AM

Issue an executive order that any city-affiliated entities are barred from doing business with any company that the now former Mayor Daley is in any way involved with.

Cheryl / May 17, 2011 11:16 AM

Change my name to Richard Daley. It would make it a lot simpler for the rest of us.

Mike / May 17, 2011 11:43 AM

Enroll my kids in CPS.

Dennis Fritz / May 18, 2011 9:09 AM

Resign--I never should have been allowed to run.

JasonB / May 18, 2011 3:14 PM

smoke a blunt with a hooker

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