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Former Mayor Richard J. Daley redefined almost every aspect of Chicago during his 21 years in office. And his impact on the city is still felt today in politics, the city's skyline, and neighborhoods. A new website from the UIC's Richard J. Daley Library examines the late mayor's life through archival footage and dozens of interviews with his family and colleagues. 

Special prosecutor Dan Webb announced that there will be no new indictments in the death investigation of 21-year-old David Koschman. Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard Vanecko, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Koschman's 2004 death. Carol Marin has the details. Watch a web extra video.

Richard M. Daley and Maggie Daley

Maggie Daley's life was celebrated Monday at Old St Patrick's Church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley sat surrounded by his family, along with scores of dignitaries and ordinary Chicagoans who gathered to pay their respects. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

Maggie Daley. Image credit: AP

Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, has died at age 68, after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. We talk about her life and her legacy on this special edition of Chicago Tonight.

Mayor Richard M. Daley

How will history remember Mayor Richard M. Daley? We talk with the first-time author who has taken on the task of writing a Daley biography. What does he hope to accomplish with his book? We find out.


A federal judge rules that former mayor Richard M. Daley can be deposed in a civil case alleging a citywide conspiracy to cover up police torture under Jon Burge. Carol Marin broke the story and has the details.