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  • Daley quickly knew of nephew’s involvement

    02/04/2014 9:08:35 AM PST · by sharkhawk · 2 replies
    Chicago Sun Times. ^ | 02/04/2014 | TIM NOVAK, CHRIS FUSCO AND CAROL MARIN
    Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, one of his top aides and others in Daley’s Chicago Police Department knew “shortly after the incident” that the mayor’s nephew was involved in the drunken confrontation that led to David Koschman’s death — even though police reports say detectives didn’t learn of the nephew’s involvement until 18 days later.
  • The Significance of Bill Daley's Withdrawal from the Illinois Gubernatorial Race

    09/24/2013 1:54:22 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 3 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 9-23-2013 | Paul Rahe
    A week ago, William Daley -- son of one mayor of Chicago, brother of another, chairman of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, former secretary of commerce, and onetime chief of staff for Barack Obama -- pulled out of the Illinois gubernatorial race.There has been a fair amount of comment from those inclined to handicap that race -- with most observers following the ChicagoSun-Times in supposing Pat Quinn, the current governor, a very lucky man.Jason Riley , who writes for The Wall Street Journal, suspects that there is more to the story than meets the eye: My sources say that Mr. Daley's...
  • Daley Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Governor

    09/17/2013 1:03:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 17, 2013
    Former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped out of the race for Illinois governor Monday, signaling he wasn't sure he wanted to devote time to a long, hard campaign followed by at least four years in office. The decision leaves Gov. Pat Quinn without a prominent challenger in the Democratic primary next March, unless another candidate makes a late entry into the race. Daley spokesman Peter Giangreco confirmed that the son of late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley was ending what many had believed would be a serious challenge to...
  • Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks

    07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Chad Pergram, Cristina Marcos
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday he’d like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks. The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that they’re interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe. “Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened,” Smith said in...
  • Former Chicago mayor's nephew charged with killing a man in a bar fight

    01/01/2013 12:11:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 12-3-12 | staff
    The nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was indicted Monday for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of a 21-year-old man outside a Chicago bar, and a grand jury is continuing its inquiry into whether authorities covered up or impeded an investigation of a relative of the city's most powerful man. Richard Vanecko, 38, was indicted by a Cook County special grand jury in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Koschman died days after he fell and struck his head during a fight with Vanecko outside a bar in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.
  • Jesse Jackson, Wright 'arranged' Obama marriage

    10/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 3, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple. Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. “It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained. “The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the...
  • GOP Convention Notebook 2: Myths and Metaphors

    08/31/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Beachwood Reporter ^ | August 30, 2012 | Steve Rhodes
    Myths And Metaphors "[New Jersey Governor Chris] Christie has in recent days tried to make President Barack Obama a synonym for 'Chicago ward politics' even though Obama has never been a part of that club in any real sense of that term," Carol Marin writes for the Sun-Times. I'm not sure his best pals Tony Rezko and Emil Jones would agree. Or these folks. Or Rod Blagojevich, whom Obama endorsed twice. Or any of the opponents he knocked off ballots. Or the poor constituents he left behind. What more would he need to do to be part of the club?...
  • Obama Is Not a Chicago Politician

    08/29/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 29, 2012 | Anonymous
    In a curious column the Sun-Times' Mark Brown denies that President Obama has much to do with Chicago Politics. Curious because the preponderance of evidence that Brown offers is that President Obama is a typical Chicago politician, working in league with donors and other politicians to fleece their consituents and taxpayers. Here’s Mark Brown arguing against himself
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Illinois, Illinois

    03/22/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 3 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 03/22/2012 | Joy Tiz
    By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois. O’er they prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois . . . or something like that. In elementary school, we had to learn the Illinois state song. Even more incredibly, we had to know the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance before they were outlawed by liberals in all 57 states. I’m giving up my age here, but I grew up under the real Mayor Daley, not today’s cheap imitations, in Mayor Daley’s Chicago. As a child growing up in a politically engaged household, I was aware at an early age that Illinois...
  • See, I Told You So: Chicago Wants Romney

    03/06/2012 1:14:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: For the longest time, I, on this program, incurred the wrath of millions of you by suggesting, because you thought I had chosen sides, I still haven't chosen sides. You thought that I had it in for Romney when I pointed out that -- in my view, based on my instincts, my gut, study, my knowledge of who the left is -- I thought they wanted Romney as the nominee all along. I thought that's what Occupy Wall Street was all about was to set up Romney as the guy they were protesting. Romney is the kind...
  • City(Chicago)Writes $399,950 Check To Gun Rights Group (HA HA!)

    02/09/2012 9:47:18 AM PST · by Lockbar · 11 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | Feb 9, 2012 | Edwaes McClelland
    Earlier this month, the city of Chicago wrote a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun rights group located in Bellevue, Wash. The check was a reimbursement for legal fees the foundation incurred in the McDonald v. Chicago case, which resulted in the United States Supreme Court overturning the city’s ban on handguns. “The city lost that action,” said Julianne Versnel, the foundation’s director of operations. “
  • (Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash

    02/08/2012 6:32:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/08/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlashBy JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 2/8/12 1:01 PM EST Two top advisers to President Barack Obama — both Catholics — warned him of the potential for controversy over his decision to require religious organizations to cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans. Vice President Joe Biden and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley both told the president that the decision would be cast as a government intrusion on religious freedom and that it could alienate Catholic voters in swing states, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The decision has whipped up a frenzy of criticism...
  • Won’t you go home, Bill Daley, won’t you go home?

    01/13/2012 3:21:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-13-12 | DrJohn
    The last moderate leaves the Obama administration. Barack Obama has burned through his second chief of staff, Bill Daley. It was thought that Daley would remain on board until after the next election but that is not to be and Daley's departure is the opening salvo in what promises to be a war. Charlie Gasparino tells us why Daley left and what it means: a hard left turn. The announcement that Bill Daley will step down as President Obama’s chief of staff is further proof that as the 2012 election approaches, Obama is embracing his inner leftist on anything...
  • Bragging Rights

    01/12/2012 8:16:45 AM PST · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Kelley
    According to some child psychologists, there is a demonstrable tendency among children who have been victimized by bullies to progress to becoming aggressors themselves. Another symptom associated with bullies is a pronounced tendency for such persons to also be braggarts. It does make you wonder. What exactly happened on the playground at recess when Rahm Emanuel was growing up? When it was announced that Bill Daley was leaving the position of White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel came to the defense of his successor at the White House. Emanuel was quoted as saying, “Historically, the modern Chief of Staff...
  • Carney downplays friction as cause of Chief of Staff Daley's resignation

    01/10/2012 2:03:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Amie Parnes
    Carney downplays friction as cause of Chief of Staff Daley's resignationBy Amie Parnes - 01/10/12 12:52 PM ET White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters to take William Daley's decision to resign "at face value" despite news reports that suggest that the departing chief of staff felt marginalized in recent months. Daley, who is leaving the White House at the end of the month, said he wanted to spend more time with his family in Chicago. "These jobs are tough," Carney said, comparing time at the White House to dog years. Carney credited Daley for helping President Obama navigate...
  • Wrong Chicago Guy Resigns from White House

    01/10/2012 5:22:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    In a trade that made a lot of sense for Democrats, Chicago Mayor Richie Daley decided to take a powder as Mayor-for-Life in October 2010, while Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel succeeded Daley as mayor of the big, broken city by the lake. The player to be named later in the trade was William Daley, Richie’s brother. Bill Daley took Emanuel’s place as chief of staff with the charge to be the White House’s bridge to the business community. The Obama administration was hoping that Daley’s business savvy would help them repair a rocky relationship with big business- and...
  • Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    01/09/2012 1:59:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Lynn Sweet
    Washington - When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois. And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home. And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama's best friends, had been recruited...
  • Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley dies at 68

    11/24/2011 7:06:30 PM PST · by Borges · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/11
    Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and a gracious promoter of the city's cultural and educational programs, has died. She was 69. (born July 1943) Maggie Daley, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, died Thursday night, family spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard told The Associated Press. Daley had been a reserved and dignified presence at her husband's side during his 22 eventful years as mayor. When she first learned she had breast cancer in June 2002, Daley said she was shocked. "But you pick up and you move on. ... I'm not alone here....
  • Emanuel Dumps Daley Nephew 2 Others From Sports Stadium Board[Redo Sox lease,wants Wrigley]

    11/19/2011 9:13:31 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    SunTimes ^ | November 18, 2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dumping all three city members of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — including former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew — in a housecleaning that could set the stage to renegotiate the White Sox lease, modify its restaurant deal and, possibly, have the state acquire and renovate Wrigley Field.
  • Obama Chief Of Staff Bill Daley Gives Up Some Management Duties

    11/08/2011 11:33:22 AM PST · by edpc · 4 replies
    Yahoo - The Ticket ^ | 8 Nov 2011 | Holly Bailey
    Ahead of what is expected to be a bruising re-election fight, President Obama is shaking up his White House staff—again. Bill Daley, who was hired as Obama's chief of staff less than a year ago, is ceding some of his management duties to Pete Rouse, a longtime Obama adviser who initially filled in as interim chief of staff when Rahm Emanuel exited the post in October 2010. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the management shuffle, cast the move as something of a demotion for Daley, who has drawn ire from both Democrats and Republicans in recent months over...
  • Media Outlets Struggle To Describe White House Chief Of Staff Bill Daley’s Demotion

    11/08/2011 5:45:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/08/11 | Colby Hall
    Media Outlets Struggle To Describe White House Chief Of Staff Bill Daley’s Demotionby Colby Hall | 7:39 am, November 8th, 2011 The nation is just waking up today to learn the rather huge political news that Chief of Staff Bill Daley‘s role at the White House is changing, with many outlets reporting that he is moving into a more of a “big picture” or “ambassador” role in the Obama administration. The news of Daley’s evolving role at the White House, however, is just about as unclear and muddied as the administration’s detractors claim the White House policies to be; is...
  • Top Obama Aide Takes Step Back (W.H.Shake-up: Chief of staff hands over day-to-day operations)

    11/07/2011 8:18:53 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Monday November 07, 2011 | CAROL E. LEE
    WASHINGTON—William M. Daley was hired to help resuscitate Barack Obama's presidency after deep Democratic losses in 2010. Ten months into his tenure as chief of staff, Mr. Daley's core responsibilities are shifting, following White House missteps in the debt-ceiling fight and in its relations with Republicans and Democrats in Congress. On Monday, Mr. Daley turned over day-to-day management of the West Wing to Pete Rouse, a veteran aide to President Obama, according to several people familiar with the matter. It is unusual for a White House chief of staff to relinquish part of the job. A senior White House official...
  • Why was Sharon Bialek Fired?

    11/07/2011 6:58:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2011 | Dr. Helen Smith
    After reading the news and watching the videos of Sharon Bialek, the Herman Cain accuser, I noticed that many of the articles mentioned that Bialek was fired or let go ” from the NRA’s educational foundation.” However, none of them mentioned why. Being let go or fired is more serious than simply being laid off. I wonder why there is no mention of the reason she was fired? This might give more insight into her character and whether she is a trustworthy person or not. Why was she fired? Does anyone know or has anyone seen a report as to...
  • (Hussein aide) Bill Daley vents frustration with Congressional Democrats, Republicans

    10/29/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Bill Daley vents frustration with Congressional Democrats, RepublicansReuters 3:47 p.m. CDT, October 28, 2011 A top aide to President Barack Obama expressed frustration Friday with his fellow Democrats as well as Republican members of Congress for resisting the White House's domestic agenda. The comments by Obama's chief of staff William Daley, made in an interview with the Politico newspaper, could add to tension that has arisen between Obama and some congressional Democrats. “On the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive,” Daley told Politico. “This...
  • White House to Review Energy Department Loans in Wake of Solyndra Scandal

    10/28/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2011 | AP
    The White House is ordering a review of loan guarantees made by the Energy Department after a California solar company that got a half-billion-dollar federal loan went bankrupt. Congressional Republicans have been investigating the bankruptcy of Solyndra Inc. amid revelations that federal officials were warned it had problems but nonetheless continued to support it...
  • Bill Daley: I'm leaving White House after Obama re-election

    10/11/2011 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 34 replies
    Chicag Tribune ^ | 10.11.11 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff William Daley has told President Barack Obama he will stay until after the 2012 re-election campaign but then wants to go home to Chicago, a senior administration official said today. Daley, formerly an executive at JPMorgan Chase, became Obama’s top aide in January. He is the brother and son of former Chicago mayors. Daley’s plans were first reported Monday by Mary Ann Ahern of WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago. The chief of staff said: “I made a commitment to the president through his re-election, which I’m confident he will do, and then my wife...
  • Memo to Occupy Wall Street: Obama's Present & Former WH Chief Of Staff Were Once Big Bankers

    10/06/2011 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    10/6/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Here is a memo/wake-up call to Occupy Wall Street: 1.) Obama's former White House COS Rham Emanuel: Did not have an MBA or prior banking experience, yet made $16.2 million dollars as a banker according to Wikipedia. New White House COS Daley: former big banker. 2.) Obama supported the TARP bill. 3.) Obama promised that his administration would be bereft of corporate lobbyists; yet at least 16 former lobbyists of some super-sized corporations apparently were hiding at the back entrance to the White House, because as soon as Obama took office they slipped into his administration. 4.) Obama received boatloads...
  • One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader $158,000 pension

    09/22/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jason Grotto
    Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration. And his city pension is more than modest. It's the highest of any retired union leader: $158,000. That's roughly five times greater than what the typical retired city worker receives. In fact, his pension is so high that it exceeds federal limits and required the city pension fund to file special paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service to give...
  • Daley gave us a clue: Obama had a deal and Boehner and McConnell knew what it was.

    08/02/2011 1:08:00 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CNN- Wolf Blitzer show ^ | 7/28/2011 | CNN
    On debt deal, Daley tells Blitzer: "We are optimistic" CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down in an exclusive interview with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley to discuss the current debt negotiations.....
  • Daley: D.C. 'dysfunction' hurts jobs

    07/10/2011 8:10:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Daley: D.C. 'dysfunction' hurts jobs By: Mike Allen July 10, 2011 10:23 AM EDT White House Chief of Staff William Daley told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour on “This Week” that questions about whether political leaders “have the guts to stand up and do the tough things” is “one of the wet blankets on this economy.” Daley, speaking after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the plug on a $4 trillion bargain that would have reformed entitlements in conjunction with raising the debt ceiling, said President Barack Obama will continue to push for the biggest deal possible. “This president is committed to...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • White House’s Daley seeks balance in outreach meeting with manufacturers (hits rough patch)

    06/16/2011 9:13:43 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and and Jia Lynn Yang
    It was supposed to be the White House’s latest make-nice session with corporate America — a visit by Chief of Staff William M. Daley to a meeting with hundreds of manufacturing executives in town to press lawmakers for looser regulations. But the outreach soon turned into a rare public dressing down of the president’s policies with his highest-ranking aide. President Barack Obama is using his weekly media message to ask for patience while the economy recovers. He says the recession didn't happen overnight and won't end that way either. (June 11) President Barack Obama is using his weekly media message...
  • OBAMA SCREAMS AT STAFF: “What the F**k Was That?” After Netanyahu Meeting

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 329 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 6/12/11 | Jim Hoft
    Body language expert Tanya Reiman told Bill O’Reilly recently that Obama lied – He was no friend of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Reiman said that Obama had “contempt in his eyes” and displayed it with his body language when he was with Benjamin Netanyahu. It was obvious. Narcissists don’t like being challenged. Now we know the rest of the story…Obama went into a rage after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured him on his suicide plan for Israel. NewsFavor reported, via Doug Ross: Shortly after the photo-op meeting and “working lunch” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the one that...
  • CHICAGOLAND: Daley can keep $1M in campaign cash, thanks to Obama-sponsored bill

    05/14/2011 6:57:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | Friday, May 13, 2011 at 01:40 CDT | Edward McClelland
    Daley Can Take $1.1 Million With Him Unlike his brothers, lawyer Michael and banker Bill, Mayor Richard M. Daley didn’t use the family name to amass wealth. He used it to amass power. But now, the mayor has a chance to convert his power into wealth. Which is what being a Chicago politician is all about, after all. Because he chose not to run for re-election, Daley still has $1.1 million in his campaign fund. In 1998, the General Assembly banned politicians from converting leftover campaign money for personal use. But, of course, the law included a grandfather clause, so...
  • The Long Goodbye

    05/12/2011 9:40:22 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 12, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    The rope line stretched from the Washington Street entrance to City Hall, wound its way past the City Clerk’s office and continued to the bank of elevators servicing the fifth floor. Surprisingly, the expected overflow crowd never fully materialized. There was a modestly respectable afternoon turnout that inched forward at a leisurely pace, but not much more. A private reception for invited guests had occurred earlier in the day. Mayor Richard M. Daley welcomed visitors to his office, shaking hands and posing for photographs one last time yesterday. Some of the mayor’s morning guests were even entertained by the Shannon...
  • Chicago Mayor Daley requests bodyguard detail after leaving office

    05/05/2011 5:40:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 5, 2011 | MICHAEL SNEED
    Daley requests bodyguard detail after leaving office MICHAEL SNEED sneed@suntimes.com Last Modified: May 5, 2011 12:16AM Bodyguard brouhaha? Sneed has learned Mayor Daley is requesting a retinue of at least three — around the clock — Chicago Police bodyguards from his mayoral security detail to accompany him into the private sector! † Sneed also hears whispers Mayor Daley, who retires May 16, wants two vehicles at his disposal; one for himself — and one for his wife, Maggie. † The request for personal security by Mayor Daley, concerned about serious safety threats, resulted in “the Chicago Police Department contacting the...
  • Obama Associates Cover Up Sex Abuse of Black Kids in Chicago [DOCUMENT LEAK INCLUDED]

    04/04/2011 6:43:27 PM PDT · by Laurentius · 220 replies · 1+ views
    Original to Free Republic | April 4, 2011 | Laurentius
    Chicago Democrats with close ties to Barack Obama have been implicated in a massive cover-up of sexual abuse and human trafficking (1) targeting black children in poor neighborhoods. The allegations have emerged from a series of lawsuits brought by abuse victims and their families. The crimes span a period of at least 40 years, and involve torture, kidnapping, gang rape and sexual enslavement of hundreds of African-American children. Through the years, victims coming forward to report these crimes have faced harassment and threats from private investigators (2) and city police. (3) These abuses unfolded during the long reign of the...
  • Daley cites union contract in truckers paid to sit around

    04/02/2011 8:31:44 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Apr 2, 2011 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley tried Friday to answer the $18 million question posed by his inspector general: why City Hall tolerates having 200 motor truck drivers “paid to do nothing” but drive crews to their work sites and wait in the vehicle until they finish. “It was a 1985 or `83 [work rule]. ... It was prior [to the Daley years]. You should have reported that,” said the mayor, who took office in 1989. Daley was asked why he did not negotiate an end to the costly rule during 22 years of negotiations with the Teamsters Union. “You have to give and...
  • Census 2010: Chicago Only Top 10 City to Lose Population

    03/24/2011 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Tom Rounder · 20 replies
    Newsalert ^ | March 24, 2011 | Steve Bartin
    Only Chicago lost population. Congratulations to Mayor Daley and the whole Democratic party machine who caused a net loss of 200,000 people.
  • Murder, the Chicago Way

    03/21/2011 10:50:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2011 | John Ransom
    Pay no attention to the words behind the constitution, because the constitution right now is just a bumper sticker anyway. Whether passing Obamacare, or taking us to war against Libya, the Obama administration never calculates whether their actions are legal, but only if they can get away with them. That’s the Chicago Way. Obama, the One, brought the Way with him to DC courtesy David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley. The important thing with the Chicago Way is to “coexist,” make things work and not worry about little things like rights and wrongs. With the Chicago Way, justice tends...
  • (Mayor) Daley Family Gets Away with Murder—Yes, the Real Thing!!

    03/11/2011 7:22:11 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | MARCH 11TH, 2011 | Doug Book, staff writer
    The Daley’s of Chicago, always a family of ignorant, power hungry thugs, appear to have added murder to the list of their timeless contributions to the Windy City way of life. On April 25th, 2004, 21 year old David Koschman and four friends were drinking in Chicago’s downtown. Upon exiting a club, Koschman bumped into someone from another group which had been covering the bars. A moment later, a member of that party struck Koschman, driving his head into the street causing brain damage from which the young man never recovered. His mother buried him 20 days later, disconnecting life...
  • The University of Chicago, The Black Community, and Obama

    03/11/2011 12:25:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2011 | Jonathan David Carson
    The University of Chicago has decided to destroy the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan in Hyde Park. That's the University of Chicago I know and do not love. When I wrote of the violence and corruption my friends and lovers endured in Hyde Park in the late 60s, I was taken to task because the Hyde Park the Obamas inhabited was different from the Hyde Park I described. Fair enough. But some said that it was not only different, but also better, by which they mean, let's tell the truth, richer and whiter. Several commenters got it right, however, so...
  • Homicide case involving Daley nephew closed without charges( It's Still Good to Be King)

    03/06/2011 9:46:55 AM PST · by STD · 21 replies
    Chicago Slum Times ^ | Mar 5, 2011 | BY TIM NOVAK
    Homicide case involving Daley nephew closed without charges BY TIM NOVAK, CHRIS FUSCO, FRAN SPIELMAN AND CAROL MARIN Staff Reporters Last Modified: Mar 5, 2011 02:04AM For the first time, the Chicago Police said Friday they know who hit David Koschman and knocked him to the ground in a drunken confrontation in the Rush Street area, leading to his death from a brain injury 11 days later — but they’re not telling.
  • (Retiring RAT Mayor Richard) Daley: U.S. a 'country of whiners'

    03/04/2011 5:55:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/03/11 | Rick Pearson
    Daley: U.S. a 'country of whiners'By Rick Pearson, Tribune reporter 9:36 p.m. CST, March 3, 2011 Retiring Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday contended America is a "country of whiners" that's spent the last four decades fearing the impact of foreign governments on the nation's economy instead of showing the confidence and sacrifice to lead on a global stage. Daley also said he believed taxpayers can no longer finance the current level of government and suggested priorities need to be placed on municipal services that can be privatized or outsourced to cut costs. The comments by the veteran mayor, who is...
  • Rumsfeld's birth certificate signed by legendary Democrat

    02/23/2011 7:31:48 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/2011 | Christina Wilkie
    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has spent nearly his entire life around powerful Republican politicians. So imagine his surprise when he learned that his birth certificate bears the John Hancock of one of the 20th century’s most powerful Democrats: the late Chicago mayor and Democratic Party boss Richard J. Daley. posted using frpa
  • Daley launches final gun control push(IL)

    02/15/2011 4:29:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    chicagobreakingnews.com ^ | 14 February, 2011 | NA
    Mayor Richard Daley today launched his final push in office for state and federal gun-control measures and vowed to continue those efforts "as a private citizen as well." He proposed four new state criminal laws aimed at reducing gun violence and vowed to battle bills that would bar cities and villages from enacting gun-control measures and allow citizens to carry concealed weapons. "We are ready for this fight," Daley said, after noting his long history of anti-gun violence efforts during nearly 22 years in office.
  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...
  • My Scary Encounter With Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley

    02/01/2011 12:48:37 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 01, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Chicago-style politics is infamous for kickbacks, dead people voting, and thuggery. Alas, it is not just a relic of the past. In fact, witness recent stories of Chicago city workers being hired or promoted based on how well they got voters to the polls and not how well they did their official jobs, children getting admitted to prestigious city schools based on political connections, and the granting of city contracts. Unfortunately, I know first hand more than I would like about Chicago politics. A decade ago, I was working at the University of Chicago Law School as an Olin Fellow,...