Daley Dynasty To End As Chicago Braces For New Direction

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After 21 years of leading the nation’s third largest city, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Tuesday he will not seek a seventh term, putting an end to the decades-long family political dynasty spanning all but 13 of the last 55 years. The mayor first took office in 1989, following in the footsteps of his father, former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Host Michel Martin talks about circumstances surrounding Daley’s announcement — and what it means for the future of the city — with Chicago-based NPR Correspondent David Schaper and Don Rose, a columnist Chicago Daily Observer.



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