How Chicago will tranisition from Richard M. Daley to new mayor

February 10, 2011

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Mayor Richard M. Daley leaves office this May after 21 years.

When the votes are tallied and the campaigning dust has settled, Chicago’s next Mayor will face an even bigger task: Getting up to speed on a city that’s been run by someone else for over two decades. So where do you begin, and what does a smooth transition of power look like?

With more than 30 years experience covering Chicago politics, Bob Crawford has an idea or two. He's the former political editor with WBBM Newsradio 780.

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