Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard M. Daley, JD Biography

Title:
Mayor of Chicago
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he Mayor and City Council of Chicago call on the President of the United States to issue and executive order to cease and desist in the execution of all raids and deportations that do not relate to our national security or to criminal activity until comprehensive immigration reform is completed and to suspend immediately all deportations of parents with U.S. citizen children and to specifically release those now held in custody in the Chicago Metropolitan area on their own recognizance.”

City Council of Chicago resolution, Mar. 25, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Of Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, June 2011-present
  • Mayor of Chicago, 1989 – 2011
  • Advocate for Chicago 2016 Olympic bid
  • Elected, Official of the Year Award from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 2006
  • Elected, “One of the Five Best Big-City Mayors,” Time magazine, 2005
  • Awarded, Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
  • Awarded, Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts & the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2005
  • Winner, Catalyst Award, Urban Parks Institute, 2001
  • Awarded, Education Excellence Award, National Conference for Community and Justice, 1999
  • Winner, Public Service Leadership Award, National Council for Urban Economic Development, 1999
  • Winner, J. Sterling Morton Award, National Arbor Day Foundation, 1999
  • Winner, Keystone Award, American Architectural Foundation, 1999
  • Awarded, Martin Luther King/Robert F. Kennedy Award, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence/Education Fund To End Handgun Violence, 1999
  • State Attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1980 – 1989
  • State Senator, Illinois, 1972 – 1980
  • Delegate, Illinois Constitutional Convention, 1969
Education:
  • JD, DePaul University
  • BA, DePaul University
  • High School Diploma, De La Salle Academy
Other:
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