William M. Daley’s blue-chip resume includes stints as a lawyer, banker, political fixer, U.S. commerce secretary, presidential campaign chairman, company president, and White House chief of staff. One job he’s never had until now: candidate.
The coalition of Richard-M.-Daley- is-the-greatest-mayor-ever includes Rick Garcia , Marca Bristo and Abner Mikva . That may not seem like such a big deal as they’re all Chicagoans, where Daley has been mayor for 21 years.
Chicago’s Board of Education , stung by delayed aid from Governor Pat Quinn and a credit-rating downgrade, is paying almost twice as much as comparably rated schools for taxable Qualified School Construction Bonds.
The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt” airing this weekend that she is “cautiously optimistic” that a deal will be reached to end Chicago’s teachers’ strike within a couple of days.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who earlier this month expressed interest in being mayor of Chicago, told his hometown media to calm down on the notion that he will run for that office in the near future.
Chicago’s agreement for a Morgan Stanley partnership to run its parking meters for 75 years, expected to cost drivers $11.6 billion, has Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles rethinking their own deals.