A lot of people are celebrating after mayor Daley's announcement yesterday that he will not seek re-election.
People forget that one reason Daley stayed in power so long was the dearth of worthy challengers. Whatever I thought of Daley over the years, I was never tempted to vote for Bobby Rush or whoever else was up against him. Without Daley in the mix, one of those kooks might end up running this city.
I don't want to remember yesterday as the day Chicago started to become Detroit.