Goodbye, Friend

Legacy

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On December 20, 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley died of a heart attack.

Sign at Soldier Field: "We Join in Mourning Our Great Leader Richard J. Daley. Goodbye, Friend,"

Sign at Soldier Field: “We Join in Mourning Our Great Leader Richard J. Daley. Goodbye, Friend,” January 1977. RJD_04_01_0037_0009_004

Mayor Richard J. Daley, side view. Photo: László Condor. MSLASZ13_0002_0010_003

Mayor Richard J. Daley, side view. Photo: László Condor. MSLASZ13_0002_0010_003

 

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Richard J. Daley in front of ice sculptures

Mayor Richard J. Daley in front of ice sculptures in Civic Center Plaza on the last day of his life. Photo: László Kondor. MSLASZ13_0002_0002_002

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Mourners wait in line for Mayor Daley's funeral

Mourners waiting in line to enter Nativity of Our Lord Church where the wake was held for Mayor Richard J. Daley, December 21, 1976. Photo: László Kondor. MSLAsZ13_0002_0005_007

 

 

When the mayor died, it was like the end of the world. It was like having your own father die.

Ray Simon, Corporation Counsel City of Chicago 1965-1969, interview excerpt, June 30, 2010