Daley Set to Measure Up to His Father's Legacy

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On Tuesday in Chicago, Richard M. Daley is widely expected to win his fifth full mayoral term in office. If he does, he could break his father Richard J. Daley's record and become the city's longest serving mayor on Christmas Day 2010.

Just as his father's legacy looms large over the city, this election now begs the question of what legacy the son, possibly its new longest-serving mayor, will leave for Chicago.

Chicago Public Radio's Ben Calhoun reports.



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