ABC7 Exclusive: Daley closing campaign fund, giving away $500K

April 23, 2013 8:03:56 PM PDT
Two years after he left office, former Chicago mayor Richard Daley is closing his campaign fund and giving away more than $500,000.

Daley plans to donate campaign money to nearly a dozen different Chicago non-profit groups, including his late wife's After School Matters program, and funds for the families of fallen police and firefighters.

Each group will receive a check ranging from $10,000 to $150,000.

Daley made an unrelated public appearance at the University of Chicago Tuesday.