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Daley Thu Sep 09 2010

Mayor Daley on the Trail

Campaigns for Mayor are only memories for those of us born before the early 1980s. The 1989 campaign is only a vague memory for me--I was eight. But I do remember both of these ads.

One thing to note: after 1991, the Mayor always referred to himself in campaign material as "Mayor Daley". Not Richard M. Daley. He famously joked that he tried to teach his granddaughter to call him "Mayor" instead of "Grandpa." The man loved being Mayor of this city.

Here's a bonus: Harold Washington's hit on "Richie Daley":

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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