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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley In Intensive Care Unit At Northwestern Memorial Hospital

February 1, 2014

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Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the intensive-care unit where he is undergoing tests after he felt ill Friday upon returning from a business trip to Arizona, according to representatives of the former mayor.

Daley, 71, felt ill Friday afternoon during a conference he was attending with members of the Katten Muchin Rosenman law firm, where Daley is of counsel, said Jacquelyn Heard, a longtime Daley aide who now works as a spokeswoman for the firm. He was still feeling ill and disoriented when he boarded the plane home, she said.

The former mayor’s family was aware of the situation and had an ambulance waiting when his plane returned to Chicago, Heard said.

“He’s here not because he felt so horrible that he had to go to the hospital,” Heard said in a phone call from Northwestern, where she said it is still unknown what’s ailing the former mayor. “He’s here because his children insisted.”

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