| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Covering a well-covered story like Maggie Daley’s death is particularly challenging. When I went to the funeral Monday and started talking to mourners, I found that many of them had lovely things to say about Mrs. Daley, but they were things that...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON — From the floor of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois today paid tribute to Maggie Daley, heralding "a remarkable woman" who "served with dignity and grace for 22 years as Chicago’s first lady."
Daley was buried...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama arrived Thursday morning in Chicago for a memorial service for James Bowman, the father of Valerie Jarrett, a top aide to President Barack Obama.
Bowman, an expert in inherited blood diseases and population...
| Dec 29, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, WGN remembers some of the big stories that made Chicago headlines, from politics to weather to sports.
Kicking off 2011 was a kick from Mother Nature -- the blizzard that hit the Chicago area on February 2 shut down Lake Shore...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:35 PM
| Oct 2, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson provides details on his report regarding questionable cash donations to a charity founded by Maggie Daley.
6:39 a.m. The I-phone 4S - Is...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:02 AM
A nearly 20-acre park at the north end of Grant Park that is being redesigned and rebuilt will be named after Maggie Daley, Chicago's late first lady, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today.
The redesign was approved earlier this month after several...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday endorsed predecessor Richard Daley’s infamous late night bulldozing of the runway at Meigs Field on the grounds the destruction of the airport opened Northerly Island to use by many more Chicagoans.
The new mayor...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:49 PM
The late Maggie Daley transformed this city into a garden. And now a place of healing and new life for sick children and their families. Lurie Children's Hospital is set to open in June. Today we got to open our eyes to Kevin's garden -- a space dedicated...
| Apr 18, 2012
There are a whole lot of changes going on with the city’s arts programming, so it’s easy not to notice when something turns up missing.
But while making my way through city and IRS documents, I realized that the late Maggie Daley’s...
| Dec 30, 2009
About a year after Shirley Mertz's breast cancer had spread throughout her spine and into her liver, she was awaiting a scan to gauge how her treatment was working. When told it showed no evidence of disease, she recalls being flabbergasted - as was her...
| Mar 19, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Pam Becker Michelle Obama is going back to school - and taking Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and astronaut Mae Jemison with her. The first lady is being joined by the women - as well as Denyce Graves, Kerry Washington,......