Maggie Daley Dies

Maggie Daley, the wife of longtime Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, died Thursday at the age of 68 after suffering for years from breast cancer.

Daley was considered the driving force for Chicago’s arts and education during her husband’s 22 years in office. Born in the Pittsburgh suburbs, Daley moved to Chicago to work at Xerox, and she married the son of one of Chicago’s most powerful families in 1972.

Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a driving force for the arts and education in the city, died on Thursday, current Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. She was 68.