UIC to offer college courses on former Mayor Richard J. Daley

FILE: An Aug. 26, 1968 file photo shows Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley at the podium during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

He's one of Chicago's most renowned mayors of all time and soon you can take a college course to learn more about Richard J. Daley.

Starting this spring, the University of Illinois at Chicago will offer courses on the former mayor. They'll be linked to a collection of personal papers and artifacts stored at Daley's namesake library at the school.

"It's going to be a great opportunity for students to learn, not only about Chicago and Mayor Daley, but also about working with original documents and other information-literacy skill," said David Greenstein, visiting lecturer for Special Collections and University Archives.
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