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Chicago's status as a city of spectacle was secured, once again, at the end of the century when richard m daley began his several terms as the city's mayor. The daley dynasty: irish-american influence in the city of chicago if a man ever reflected a city, it was richard j daley and chicago in some ways, he was this town at its best—strong. Mayor richard j daley (1955-1976) also kept the city and party financially sound by exploiting the state's refusal earlier in the century to consolidate the city and county governments or to give the city more control over municipal services such as the public schools. A week after his death, the former william j bogan junior college, one of the city colleges of chicago, was renamed as the richard j daley college in his honor.
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