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Maggie Daley Passes
Chicago’s former first lady, Maggie Daley, passed away on Thanksgiving after a long battle with breast cancer. Often remembered for her work with Chicago’s youth and having a deep love for the arts, Mrs. Daley was ”the yin to Rich Daley’s yang.”
Where the former mayor could be gruff and impatient, she was kind and accepting. She softened and humanized the mayor, leaving him — and many of us — near tears when he struggled to answer reporters’ questions about her long struggle with cancer.
* The Daley family outside Old St. Patrick’s church:
* The Chicago flag flies at half staff at City Hall in honor of the former first lady:
Photographs: Chuck Berman and Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune