Obama praises Daley's 22 years as mayor

April 27, 2011

President Barack Obama says he doubts Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will be taking a break when he retires next month. The President was joined by Mayor Daley when he spoke to reporters after a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago Wednesday.

"I have to tell everybody that on the helicopter ride over here, he was still generating about 30 ideas for everything from how to get rid of rats to how to start beehives to making sure that we have bikes for every kid in the schools," Mr. Obama said.
 
Mr. Obama applauded Daley for making improvements to Chicago's lakefront. The President left Chicago after the taping.