Introduction

Introduction

Introduction Man on Five View all topics for “Man on Five” > 1 of 5 During Richard J. Daley’s tenure as mayor, Chicagoans learned that to get something done in the city, you needed to talk to the “man on five.” From his office on the fifth floor of City...
Governing the City

Governing the City

Governing the City Man on Five View all topics for “Man on Five” > 1 of 9 He saw government and public service as the way to accomplish something. It wasn’t a means to make wealth as the private sector is. It was the means to do something for...
At the Office

At the Office

At the Office Man on Five View all topics for “Man on Five” > 1 of 8 The mayor was never one who drank coffee at his desk. He never ate at his desk. City Hall was for business. He had a schedule where he ran appointments fifteen minutes to half an hour....
Working for the Mayor

Working for the Mayor

Working for the Mayor Man on Five View all topics for “Man on Five” > 1 of 7 You had a direct relationship. There was no in-between. Several of the subsequent mayors have had layers of administration. With Daley, it was direct, one on one. Jerome...
Budget, Banking, and Business

Budget, Banking, and Business

Budget, Banking, and Business Man on Five View all topics for “Man on Five” > 1 of 4 Daley brought financial skills to the job.  I felt that he was always prepared. He wasn’t just perfunctory about doing anything. It was not that he read through...