Tuesday, November 29, 2011

R.I.P. Maggie Daley

Floral display at City Hall..

Rest In Peace Maggie Daley..
The City of Chicago mourns the death of it's former first lady Maggie Daley. She died at home, just after 6 pm, on Thanksgiving Day, at the age of 68. A public memorial was held at the Preston Bradly Hall at Chicago Cultural Center. The funeral mass was held at her long-time church, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Tulips was her favourite flower. A deep pink tulip [her favourite color] has been named after her, "Tulipa Maggie Daley". The flower, which took 12 years to cultivate, was named for Daley in 2006. This [2010] is the first year the tulip was ready for exhibition.. [ Source NBC News. ] These were planted along the Magnificient Mile last year.

Floral display in City Hall's grand central lobby, and a memorial book is available for friends and well-wishers to sign and honor Mrs. Daley.

Gallery 37 has a floral display, and a book has been placed to be signed in honor of Mrs. Daley, by children who have been touched by her..

Gallery 37..

Chicago Cultural Center - Washington Street entrance..

Memorial bunting has been placed over the entrance on Washington Street entrance; and the Randolph Street entrance columns have been wrapped.

Chicago Cultural Center - Randolph Street entrance..

Chicago's city flag has been lowered to half-staff.

Here is the City of Chicago's Official Press Release.. click here..

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