Richard Daley to stop traveling to be with wife

November 23, 2011

The Associated Press

(WBEZ File/Susie An)
Mayor Richard M. Daley (left) with his wife, Maggie.

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has cancelled his travel plans indefinitely to stay with his ailing wife.

Daley's former top press aide Jacqueline Heard said in an e-mail to the Associated Press that the former mayor planned to fly to Harvard University next week as a visiting fellow. But Heard says Daley decided to cancel because he wants to stay with Maggie Daley, who has been battling metastatic breast cancer since 2002.

Last week, the couple's daughter, Elizabeth "Lally" Daley, was married after the family decided to move up the wedding by several weeks because of Maggie Daley's health.