Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mayor Richard M. Daley's Greatest Cultural Legacy: Reading and Libraries
Daley's last one for the books. (Chicago Tribune, 3/2/2011)
Excerpt: A man known for his discursive and staccato sentence structure, Daley may nevertheless pass on as his greatest cultural legacy his support of reading and libraries - 59 of which have been built or renovated since he became mayor in 1989. That may be his largest cultural legacy. Despite the precarious times for the city's budget, four new libraries will open in Chicago by the end of the year.