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FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel share a moment at a Chicago White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Emanuel, the hard-charging mayor is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city. Emanuel once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem he inherited from Daley. Emanuel said the deal, which would slice Chicago’s nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by cutting benefits and raising property taxes, would keep the funds from insolvency and avoid massive cuts in services and a record tax hike. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008 file photo Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley poses with the city skyline behind him after a press conference in Chicago. Current mayor Rahm Emanuel, is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city. Emanuel, once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem he inherited from Daley. Emanuel’s staff often notes the pension shortfall is the handiwork of the Daley administration, which failed for years to make enough contributions to the retirement funds for city laborers, police, firefighters and teachers. It was a problem rarely mentioned as Daley built a reputation for having modernized and beautified “the city that works,” and having saved it from the woeful fate of other Rust Belt cities. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green,File)

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FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel share a moment at a Chicago White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Emanuel, the hard-charging mayor is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city. Emanuel once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem he inherited from Daley. Emanuel said the deal, which would slice Chicago’s nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by cutting benefits and raising property taxes, would keep the funds from insolvency and avoid massive cuts in services and a record tax hike. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - In this April 14, 2007 file photo, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley smiles as he speaks with reporters after Chicago's presentation to the U.S. Olympic Committee, in Washington. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will be leaving a hospital Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, after more than a week of tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a business trip. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

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In this photo taken Aug. 13, 2009, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley looks at a handgun during a gun turn-in program in Chicago, as Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis looks on in the background. Daley, one of the nation's most vocal gun control advocates, said the city will not roll over if the Supreme Court rules against the city's gun ban. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Rich Hein)

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** FILE ** Richard M. Daley, then the mayor of Chicago, points to a .50-caliber assault weapon during a news conference in 2005. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Rahm Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule, acknowledge the crowd Monday before Mr. Emanuel 's swearing in as Chicago's mayor, succeeding Richard M. Daley. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, became the city's longest-serving chief executive as he surpassed his legendary father's tenure. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel shakes hands Oct. 11 along the route of Chicago's Columbus Day parade as he prepares to run to replace outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley. (Associated Press)

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In this Oct. 15, 2009 ,file photo, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley speaks during a press conference in Chicago. Mr. Daley said Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, that he will not run for re-election. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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** File ** Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley speaks during a press conference, Monday, June 28, 2010, in Chicago. He said he's disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling that Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere. (Associated Press)