Daley Not Concrete On Plans For Life After Mayor’s Office

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Mayor Richard M. Daley is being a bit evasive about what he plans to do with all his energy after he leaves office.

As WBBM Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Mayor Daley makes it abundantly clear that he loves his job.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports

“In order to be a public servant, you have to have passion,” he said.

So what is he going to do with all his passion for the city after May 16?

“I’ll use an outlet according to what I want to do in my personal life,” he said, “and I become a private citizen.”

Daley says won’t take a public role. He says there will only be one mayor – Rahm Emanuel.

“He will be the mayor,” Daley said. “I’m not his adviser. I’m not looking over the city. I’m not commenting. I’m not commenting at all.”

But the mayor does suggest he might do some foundation work, possibly in education.

  • Maggie

    FWIW, private citizens do not get their own personal security team 24/7 and the city does not give them two cars at their disposal at no cost. Also, I’d wager a good bet that Chicago political public servants just love their jobs because they are so freaking well paid, with benefits and pensions too. Jesse Jr. once said he just loved being a “public servant.” Dah. Who would not just “love being a public servant” if you got the salary of the alderman or congressman. Can one tap into their “passion” to learn how to drive a car or protect yourself.

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