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Report: Daleys Used Security Detail For Personal Errands

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

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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.

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