Richard J. Daley

William Daley abruptly quits race for Illinois governor

William Daley abruptly quits race for Illinois governor

Just months ago, former White House chief of staff William Daley was among several influential Democrats threatening primary challenges to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn from within his own party. But Daley’s abrupt decision to drop out of the race now leaves Quinn virtually alone in the Democratic field, free to unite the state’s dominant party […]

Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss

Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss

Overhauling his team at the top, President Barack Obama on Thursday named banker and seasoned political fighter William Daley as his new chief of staff, hoping to rejuvenate both a White House storming into re-election mode and an economy still gasping for help. The choice of Daley immediately brought howls of protest from the left […]

Daley’s exit throws Chicago mayor’s race wide open

Daley’s exit throws Chicago mayor’s race wide open

Suddenly, the race for Chicago mayor is on. Mayor Richard M. Daley has thrown the competition for the city’s top job wide open by announcing he won’t run for a seventh term, ending 21 years of token opposition and prompting speculation about who’s next in line to lead the nation’s third largest city. Political observers […]