First Lady of Chicago Maggie Daley: RIP

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Extremely sad news to pass along this Thanksgiving night- the loss of Chicago’s First Lady Maggie Daley. The woman born Margaret Ann Corbett, and later known as Maggie Corbett, was married to former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley for 40 years; they met at a Christmas party in 1970.

Daley, the Younger ruled Chicago for 22 years before ceding power to Rahm Emanuel earlier this year. Maggie Daley, who was active in bringing public awareness to the arts and issues that focused on children, died around 6 p.m. today.

She fought breast cancer for nine years, before passing on the age of 68.
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