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The Mayor among His Peers: Interpreting Richard M. Daley

Larry Bennett

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0012
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago’s public affairs from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s, during these two decades substantially centralizing Cook County Democratic Party operations. This ... More


Richard J. Daley and the City That Works, 1955–1976

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Richard J. Daley, who was elected mayor of Chicago in 1955 and won re-election in the city's next five mayoral contests. It describes Daley as the undisputed boss of Chicago ... More


Bullish on Image: Basketball and the Promotion of Postindustrial Chicago

Sean Dinces

in Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 documents how Chicago elites welcomed and promoted Michael Jordan and the Bulls of the 1990s as saviors of the city's global reputation. This process supplemented larger efforts by Mayor ... More


Contemporary Chicago Politics: Myth, Reality, and Neoliberalism

Larry Bennett

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What was once a descriptor—Chicago as the last major American city government governed by a political machine—has become a trope, an all-purpose means of explaining public policy aims, achievements, ... More


New Institutions for a New Governing Agenda

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the push for institutional change that accompanied the shift from the paradigm of privatism to that of public-private redevelopment partnerships in mid-twentieth century ... More


The Challenges of the Post-Machine Years, 1976–1997

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks into the Democratic National Convention that returned to Chicago in 1996. It describes the Convention as the first presidential-nominating convention to be held in Chicago since ... More


The Attack on the Slums

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes how Chicago’s slum clearance and redevelopment program was carried out during the 1950s and 1960s. The city’s urban renewal program was informed by the new policy paradigm of ... More


Two Mayors and “The Midnight Crew”

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

in Chicago's Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197627860
eISBN:
9780197627891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197627860.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The late 19th and 20th century Great Migration of southern Black Americans permanently changed Chicago, with Mayors RJ and RM Daley overseeing its segregated neighborhoods. The dual Daley dynasty ... More


Learning to Live with the Slums

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the development of Dearborn Park, a new housing development built in the South Loop during the 1970s and early 1980s. Dearborn Park, sponsored and financed by a group of ... More


The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine

Dick Simpson and Tom Kelly

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that old Chicago School with its paradigms of concentric rings of development, radial racial expansion, black/white segregation, and the political machine model of former Major ... More


The New Convergence of Power

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the process through which city officials and the city’s leading downtown business group, the Chicago Central Area Committee, came together around a program for revitalizing ... More


Classrooms off the Expressway: A New Mission for Higher Education

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the conflicted history behind the construction of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC). During the 1950s, Mayor Richard J. Daley opted to construct a school in ... More


Making the 1970s

Gordon K. Mantler

in Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838518
eISBN:
9781469608075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838518.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the diverse members of the Rainbow Coalition and how they not only served their immediate communities but also envisioned a larger sea shift in Chicago politics from the ... More


Chicago's Reckoning: Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197627860
eISBN:
9780197627891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197627860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chicago is confronting a racial reckoning that we explain with an exclusion-containment theory of legal cynicism. Mayors RJ and RM Daley used public and private funds to exclude and contain South and ... More


Introduction: One Combined Interest

Thomas K. Ogorzalek

in The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Insitutions Transform National Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190668877
eISBN:
9780190668914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668877.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter frames the subsequent analyses with a vignette of a congressional debate between urban and rural constituencies. In this exchange, city politician par excellence Richard J. Daley ... More


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