- Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
- Mississippi abortion law can’t be enforced
- Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in case vs. ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle
- Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns
- Bob McDonnell’s defense: Lonely wife developed ‘crush’ on CEO
- Chinese hackers stole ‘huge quantities’ of sensitive data on Israel’s Iron Dome
- House Republicans unveil bill to speed deportations of border children
- Californians protest middle school for hiring white man to teach cultural studies
- Killer’s sentencing overturned because mother couldn’t find seat in courtroom
Former Chicago Mayor Daley leaves hospital
Question of the Day
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Mayor Richard M. Daley left a Chicago hospital Saturday after more than a week of tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a business trip.
The 71-year-old Daley smiled and waved but did not stop to speak to the large crowd of reporters and videographers waiting outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago.
The city’s longest-serving mayor was taken by ambulance to the hospital’s intensive care unit on Jan. 31 upon returning from a conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. But doctors and his family so far have not released any details on his health condition.
“My hope is that the sight of him will stop some of the outlandish rumors I’ve heard,” his longtime aide and spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard said in an email.
Wearing a grey overcoat and a fedora, Daley was brought to the hospital lobby Saturday in a wheelchair, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. But he walked outside to a waiting minivan with no assistance and accompanied by his son.
Daley had been complaining of feeling ill during the conference in Arizona, and on his family’s insistence he was met by an ambulance after flying back to Chicago.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Sheila Galloro said Saturday she could not release any details on his health. Heard said there might be an update from the family later.
Daley has maintained an active schedule since leaving office in 2011, working for the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and exercising regularly, even while traveling.
Daley was the city’s mayor for 22 years, a year longer than his father, the legendary Richard J. Daley, who was 74 when he died in 1976 of a heart attack while still in office.
In 2010, Richard M. Daley surprised the city when he announced that he would not seek a seventh term. He was succeeded by Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff.
About six months after Daley left office, his wife, Maggie, died Thanksgiving Day after a long battle with breast cancer.
TWT Video Picks
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Obama's brother wears Hamas scarf bearing anti-Israel slogans in photo
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- McCLAUGHRY: Finish off the "Islamic State" quickly and cheaply
- New York Times reporter Carol Vogel accused of plagiarism
- Iraqi Christians rally at White House: 'Obama, Obama, where are you?'
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- ISIL destroys key bridge leading to Baghdad; suicide truck bomb severed supply line
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world