An interview with Richard J. Daley’s deputy mayor and corporation counsel, Ray Simon, who served the mayor’s office for sixteen years. Continue reading
Chicago is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its incorporation. Nobody personified Chicago better than Richard J. Daley. This 1986 special, produced for the 10th anniversary of his death, reveals the life and times of the man who was synonymous with Chicago for 21 years. You can also watch the full special at Media Burn.
00:05 Color film. Press conference about a new building proposed to be built near the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. 01:42 Mayor Richard J. Daley answers questions from the press about efforts to increase safety on Lake Shore Drive. 02:50 Sound cuts out, but there is continued footage of the meeting. 06:20 Black and white silent footage of JFK motorcade before assassination.
Excerpt from the three-hour documentary, Daley, about Richard J. Daley, the 48th Mayor of Chicago. Various prominent Chicago politicians and family members speak of Daley’s character, work ethic, and powerful influence during his reign as Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976. Harold Washington, Jane Byrne, Michael Bilandic, various members of the Daley family, John Hoellen, Irv Kupcinet, Bill Singer, and Leon Despres are all included in this video. Continue reading