|Mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife, Maggie, arriving for a state dinner at the White House in January. (evan vucci/associated press)|
Maggie Daley, 68; was wife of longtime Chicago mayor
Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and a gracious promoter of the city’s cultural and educational programs, has died. She was 68. The former Chicago first lady, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, died Thursday night, family spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard told The Associated Press. Daley had been a reserved and dignified presence at her husband’s side during his 22 eventful years as mayor.