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Daley’s Legacy of Libraries, Culture and Literacy

NYT – “The lasts are piling up for departing Mayor Richard M. Daley: his last big speech to the Economic Club, last Election Day as chief, last conviction of a former key aide and, last week, the most underappreciated last event so far. He announced the 20th selection from the One Book, One Chicago program, a multifaceted way to bring citizens together to discuss a book. The final pick of his final term is Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” a much-acclaimed fictional tale of workers finding wonders and horrors in a fantasy world underneath London.

In doing so, Mr. Daley reminded us, unintentionally, of his impressive legacy when it comes to culture and literacy.

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