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Brother Bill: A Look at William Daley

From our February 2005 issue: The youngest of the seven children of the late mayor Richard J. and Eleanor “Sis” Daley, William Daley has moved beyond the family’s local power base to hold major positions in government, business, and the law. Supporters and critics alike credit him with remarkable savvy and consider him a go-to talent for plotting strategy (although he insists that he and his brother–the current mayor–“don’t talk about city stuff”). Now Bill Daley is back in Chicago, with a top job at J. P. Morgan Chase and big charitable dollars to dispense. But given his record for exceeding expectations, few observers expect his shrewd moves to stop there

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Features What Ever Happened to the Great Chicago Families? by Megan McKinney, Dennis Rodkin, Judy York, Amber Holst, Geoffrey Johnson, and Bryan Smith The people who built some of Chicago’s major fortunes and institutions, and whose works forged a mighty metropolis, bore names like Pullman, McCormick, Armor, Swift, Field, and Palmer. Today the descendants of … Read more