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Mayor Richard M. Daley

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Richard M. Daley has earned a national reputation for developing innovative, community-based programs to address crime, public education, neighborhood development and other challenges facing cities. By resoundingly winning a fifth term in February 2003, he currently stands as the longest-serving big-city chief executive in the nation -- and bestrides Chicago like a colossus. Daley's political success lies in part in the relationships he has built with the very groups that once distrusted the family name. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was honored as an "Outstanding Illinoisan" at the 1997 Illinois Presidential Inaugural Gala the at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.

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