remembering maggie daley

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Maggie Daley tonight after a long battle with cancer. I’ve only been in Chicago for the last couple of years of her long term as the city’s first lady, but she was always exceptionally warm and gracious any time I saw her at an event.

This photo is from just a couple of months ago at what I think turned out to be Mrs. Daley’s last public appearance in her official capacity. She attended a gala for After School Matters, a charity founded and chaired. At the end they presented her with flowers to thank her for years of service, and I think many Chicagoans are doing the same on this Thanksgiving tonight.

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