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  • City Hall Hiring Scandal

    The reporters revealed widespread political patronage in the administration of Mayor Richard J.Daley. Over six months they reported how city jobs and favors are routinely handed out to those who work for organizations that support Daley. The newspaper found that over 1200 people who belong to such groups also hold city jobs.
  • Daley Inc.: Patronage Blooms on Family Tree

    The Chicago Tribune reports "The Daleys of Chicago have been one of the most powerful families in national politics since the reign of Richard J. Daley as Chicago's mayor from 1956 to 1977, and the late mayor's sons have carried on the tradition. Richard M. Daley is mayor of Chicago, William Daley, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, John Daley a Cook County Commissioner and Michael Daley is one of Chicago's most successful zoning lawyers.... Despite crafting an image for himself as something of a reformer, the current mayor has nurtured the tradition of political nepotism. The investigation found at least 68 relations of the Daleys on public payrolls during the current mayor's administration... All but 15 of the 68 remain today. Last year, their combined salaries alone totaled more than $3 million."