Former Mayor

Former Mayor Jane Byrne's casket is carried into St. Vincent de Paul Parish for her funeral. The city's first and only female mayor, Byrne died on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. (Credit: CBS)

Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.

11/17/2014

Portrait of Jane Byrne. (Credit: Chicago History Museum)

Funeral Set For Late Mayor Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne died Friday at the age of 81. She was the city’s first and only female mayor, but her funeral won’t only be about her political achievements. It’s also about her life as a mother, grandmother, and aunt.

11/17/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Former Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.

11/14/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane Byrne

Aldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.

07/29/2014

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Excused From Testifying In Park Grill Lawsuit

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park.

07/23/2014

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Wants Proof Of Daley’s Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill Testimony

Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.

07/08/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Report: No Evidence Of Daley Influence In Koschman Case

A special prosecutor has released a report concluding there’s no evidence former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or other family members sought to influence an investigation into the 2004 death of a man punched by Daley’s nephew.

02/04/2014

Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Hospitalization, Tests Continue

Former Mayor Richard Daley was hospitalized late last week, after feeling unwell on a business trip to Arizona. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/03/2014

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Daley Won’t Have To Testify In Man’s Bid To Overturn Conviction

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.

11/14/2013

Millennium Park

Budget Watchdog Surprised To Learn Daley Borrowed Millions To Run Millennium Park

The Daley administration took out nearly $30 million in loans to run the park, from the year after it opened, until the former mayor left office.

11/05/2013

Joe Ferguson

IG Ferguson: Emanuel Administration Heeds Advice More Often Than Daley

Despite their public disputes, Chicago Inspector Joseph Ferguson said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has adopted more of his recommendations on fighting waste and fraud than former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

10/31/2013

City Hall

Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives’ Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In Prison

Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.

10/31/2013

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (R) and his wife Maggie, walk on stage for a swearing-in ceremony for mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in Grant Park May 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   Emanuel replaces former mayor Richard M. Daley, who had a 22-year run as Chicago's top politician. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Daley Gives Away Last Of His Campaign Cash

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley made an unusual and unusually generous gesture on Wednesday, donating more than half a million dollars from his former campaign fund to various Chicago charities and other organizations.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Planes sit on the tarmac at Meigs Field on March 31, 2003, the morning after then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had excavation crews dig giant Xs in the runway, closing the airport in the middle of the night, to make way for a lakefront park. Sixteen planes were stranded for several days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ten Years Later: Daley’s Midnight Raid Shuts Down Meigs Field

Ten years ago Saturday, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had backhoes dig giant X’s into the lone runway at Meigs Field in the middle of the night, setting the stage to turn the peninsula into a lakefront park.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley (left) sits down with CBS 2's Jim Williams, who once served as his press secretary, to talk about returning to private life, and the past year since the death of his late wife, Maggie Daley. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Reflects On Past Year: Maggie Is ‘In My Heart Forever’

It was on Thanksgiving Day one year ago that Chicago’s former first lady, Maggie Daley, passed away following a long battle with cancer.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about his first year of retirement, after speaking at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart on June 11, 2012. Daley left office in May 2011, after 22 years as mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Daley, Freeman-Wilson Team Up For U Of C Public Policy Program

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a group of University of Chicago graduate students he now teaches are reaching across the state line to help the battered steel town of Gary, Ind.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

The Bloomingdale Building, at 900 N. Michigan Av., where former Mayor Richard M. Daley moved after leaving office. The developer-owned condo where he lived with his late wife, Maggie, is up for sale, listed at $2.725 million. (Credit: CBS)

Daley’s Michigan Avenue Condo For Sale For $2.7M

The Magnificent Mile condo where former Mayor Richard M. Daley moved shortly after leaving office is on the market.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about his first year of retirement, after speaking at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart on June 11, 2012. Daley left office in May 2011, after 22 years as mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Reflects On First Year Of Retirement

More than a year after leaving office, Richard M. Daley reflected on his time as mayor on Monday, and spoke about missing his late wife Maggie, missing everyday people, and even missing the media who covered him for almost a quarter century as mayor.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BGA Blasts Pension Sweeteners For Daley, Aldermen

The Better Government Association is denouncing the latest examples of alleged government pension manipulation, uncovered by a Chicago Tribune investigation.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

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