Today marks the 41st anniversary of Mayor Daley’s death.

“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

Learn more about Richard J. Daley’s legacy and the UIC Library’s Richard J. Daley Collection

 

Mayor Richard J. Daley at his desk, about to give a speech in front of television cameras, ca. 1956.

Mayor Richard J. Daley at his desk, about to give a speech in front of television cameras, ca. 1956.