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

(Credit: CBS)

Lincolnwood School Officials Quit Amid Spending Controversy

One week after voters in north suburban Lincolnwood District 74 overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to finance construction of a new school building, its two top leaders are out.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Jim Skinner

McDonald’s CEO Skinner Set To Retire

The chief executive officer of Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp. has decided to retire later this year.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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 Talks About Life After City Hall, Losing Maggie

Nine months after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. Wednesday night, Daley opened up about his life out of office, and life without his late wife, Maggie.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Friday on his way to Rome. (CBS)

Cardinal George Names Priest As Church CFO

Francis Cardinal George must submit his resignation to Pope Benedict when he turns 75 Friday, and he wants to make sure that his financial house is in order when he leaves.


Chef Charlie Trotter talks with CBS 2 about his retirement plans. (CBS)

Chef Charlie Trotter Says It’s Time To Retire, In His ‘Prime’

The man credited with helping foster Chicago’s reputation as a major food city is hanging up his white coat and tall puffy hat to pursue travel and academic interests.


Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Doesn’t Want To Retire As Chicago’s Bishop Yet

Cardinal Francis George will be submitting a letter of retirement as Chicago’s archbishop to the Pope next month when he turns 75, but he said he hopes the Pope won’t accept it.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

State Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg

State Sen. Schoenberg To Retire When Term Ends

Illinois State Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg (D-Evanston) has decided to retire at the end of his current term, after 22 years in the General Assembly.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal’s Retirement May Not Be So Imminent

When Francis Cardinal George turns 75 on Jan. 16, he’s required by church law to hand in his resignation. But after 15 years as Archbishop of Chicago, he’s not ready to step down just yet, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Jim Williams, Mayor Daley

Jim Williams Looks Back With His Old Boss, Mayor Daley

Mayor Richard M. Daley has discussed his legacy in a series of interviews. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams had a different conversation with the mayor.

CBS 2–05/16/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Hopes For Exhibit In Library

As he winds down his last few days in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley is reflecting on his legacy and the kind of honor he’d like after he ends his 22-year run at City Hall this coming Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley To Host Open House At City Hall

Mayor Richard M. Daley’s 22 years in office end in just one week, and today, he is thanking Chicagoans for their support with an open house at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

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

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

WBBM Newsradio–05/05/2011

Mayor Daley's Last City Council Meeting

Mayor Daley Presides Over Last City Council Meeting

After 22 years in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley presided over his final City Council meeting.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay Getting Ready To Bow Out

Next Tuesday is Election Day in Northwest Indiana, and in Gary, voters will choose nominees to become replace longtime Mayor RUdy Clay

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Manny Ramirez

Facing Suspension, Manny Ramirez Retires

In a surprising turn of events, Manny Ramirez has retired from baseball. According to reports, Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance and was facing a 100 game suspension.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Begins Farewell Tour Of City’s Neighborhoods

As he prepares to conclude his 22 years in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley kicked off a kind of “farewell tour” of Chicago’s neighborhoods with a stop on the Near West Side Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Albert Triplett has worked a whopping 60 years at Navistar. (CBS)

Navistar Worker To Retire After 60 Years

This is the last week on the job for a Chicago man – a forklift operator who’s retiring after 60 years at Navistar.

WBBM Newsradio–03/31/2011

Officer Mike Granberg and his police dog, Lexo. (Credit: Bob Roberts/Newsradio 780)

Beloved Police Dog, Officer Retire On Same Day

One of the Chicago Police Department’s most productive dogs retired Tuesday, along with his handler.


Dick Tracy

‘Dick Tracy’ Cartoonist To Retire

Naperville cartoonist Dick Locher is retiring after more than 30 years creating the “Dick Tracy” comic strip.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011