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

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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.