Politicians around Chicago are pondering their next moves in the wake of Mayor Richard Daley’s decision to retire. Daley made the shocking announcement Tuesday afternoon. Alderman Joe Moore, 49th, has been one of the most consistent of Daley critics over the years, battling him during City Council debates that the mayor almost always wins. Moore says whoever takes the Daley’s place will need to govern in a less autocratic way.
MOORE: It’ll be quite a different place when Richard M. Daley moves on.
Daley’s last day in office will be May 16th of next year, and he vowed to work hard during his remaining months in office.
Candidates jockeying for his job need to start working now, with nominating petitions due in November.
Moore says he’s thinking about running, as are a handful of other aldermen, a few Cook County officials and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Originally reported by Chicago Public Radio. Read the original article here.