CHICAGO (CBS) — While he was in office, Mayor Daley and his family used his taxpayer-funded security detail for a variety of personal needs, according to a published report.
The Daleys’ daughters, Nora and Lally, used the Chicago police officers assigned to protect the mayor to take them to work or shopping, according to Sun-Times gossip columnist Michael Sneed.
When the Daleys went to their vacation home in Michigan, the bodyguards would stay at a hotel in nearby New Buffalo and watch TV waiting for the Daleys to use them “at their beck and call,” Sneed reported.
A source also told Sneed that Daley now rarely uses his scaled-down security detail. Current Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut back the number of officers assigned to the former mayor shortly after he took office.