Daley: City in 'good hands' with Emanuel

File photo of then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley answering questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

March 10, 2011 1:51:14 PM PST
Mayor Richard M. Daley is encouraging Chicagoans to rally behind Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel- whether they voted for him or not.

Daley says he's convinced Emanuel, who takes office in May, will do good things for the city.

"I firmly believe that it's in good hands. Rahm Emanuel's going to come in honest, committed, passionate," Daley said at a breakfast for Misericordia Home, a non profit that offers care to those with developmental disabilities (misericordia.com).

In response to one question from the audience, the mayor said his biggest disappointment in all his years in office is that more hasn't been done about the number of guns in this country.