Daley was a national leader in privatization and the lease and sale of public assets to private corporations.
Daley received criticism when family, personal friends, and political allies seemed to disproportionately benefit from city contracting.
Daley, a commissioner on the Cook County Board of Commissioners and chairman of the Board's Finance Committee; and Michael Daley, an attorney with Daley & Georges, a law firm founded by their father Richard J.
Daley, that specializes in zoning law and is often hired by developers to help get zoning changes through city hall.
Daley was elected mayor in 1989 and served six terms.
At 22 years, he was the longest serving Chicago mayor, surpassing the tenure of his father, Richard J.
According to journalist Rick Perlstein, in June, 1972, Daley led a mob on behalf of his father's Democratic Party regulars against pro-Mc Govern reformers meeting in a church in Illinois' Fifth Congressional District.
The action was unsuccessful and the reformers' slate (which included Rev.and Eleanor Daley, the late Mayor and First Lady of Chicago.Daley was raised in Bridgeport, a historically Irish-American neighborhood located on Chicago's South Side. Daley, former White House Chief of Staff and former United States Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton; John P.Sources who were at the George Lucas-Mellody Hobson wedding party, held in June at Promontory Point, said Daley and his date “hit it off after meeting at the gym,” Kapos reported in Crain's.After Daley, 71, was photographed with the much younger woman at the wedding, I asked the former mayor’s longtime spokeswoman, Jackie Heard, to identify the woman who Kapos reported is a 41-year-old doctor. Heard, who ran Daley's press operation at City Hall, is now communications director for Katten Muchin Rosenman, where the former mayor is of counsel.Daley put the spotlight on his new relationship with Savvy Sistah Dr. This 41 year beautiful & educated emergency doctor has reportedly been dating the 71 year old Daley for 6 months. Daley was the Mayor for 22 years and just recently in 2011 he lost his wife Maggie Daley to cancer. “In 2010, when Cobbs was 38 years old, Love has no color!