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Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.

04/08/2014

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Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.

04/07/2014

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 "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)

Special Prosecutor’s Report On Koschman Case To Be Released Tuesday

Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.

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

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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

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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

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Rapist’s Appeal Will Stay In Cook County

Stanley Wrice has claimed he was tortured into a false confession and his attorneys have subpoenaed former Mayor Richard M. Daley to testify in a post-conviction appeal.

09/27/2013

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convict Who Claims Police Torture Wants Case Moved Out Of Cook County

Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.

09/11/2013

Inside a new UIC research center of materials from former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Opens Collection Featuring Thousands Of Items From Richard J. Daley

He was the original Mayor Daley…Richard J…Chicago’s mayor during three decades. Now thanks to a newly opened research center at UIC, scholars and researchers can learn even more about this colorful character, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

07/24/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light Cameras

The city’s Inspector General said Tuesday that an audit of the red light camera program cannot back up City Hall claims that the cameras have been placed at Chicago’s most dangerous intersections.

05/14/2013

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

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Judge In Vanecko Case Has Ties To Daley, Will Step Down If Asked

The nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges in the 2004 death of a young man during a fight on the near North Side.

12/10/2012

Richard Vanecko (left), a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman (right).

Daley Nephew Indicted In 2004 Death Of David Koschman

A nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

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 Doesn’t Miss Being The Boss, Won’t Second-Guess Emanuel

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley sat down recently with CBS 2′s Jim Williams, who is also his former press secretary, and talked about his return to private life. He said he doesn’t miss being the boss, and won’t second-guess the decisions of his successor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

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

Maggie Daley discusses her breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. (Credit: CBS)

Maggie Daley Remembered At After School Matters Gala

Mrs. Daley, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, died last November.

10/01/2012

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