Daley presides over last council meeting

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Posted: May 04, 2011 12:45 PM
Daley presides over last council meeting

Chicago aldermen gave retiring Mayor Richard Daley a standing ovation at his last City Council meeting.

Aldermen presented a resolution honoring Daley's 22 years in office at Wednesday's meeting and gave him a commemorative crystal bowl.

The aldermen are giving speeches praising Daley and his time in office, calling it a privilege and honor to have worked with him.

Alderman Ed Burke says Daley made Chicago the most livable city in America.

Daley didn't seek a seventh term and his time in office ends May 16. He'll be replaced by former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.