Thursday, March 15, 2012


Rep. Bill Lipinski nominated Patrick Daley to the U.S. MilitaryAcademy at West Point, N.Y., where the mayor's son recently became acadet after spending the first half of the summer in boot camp.Lipinski's congressional district included the Daleys' Bridgeportneighborhood before district boundaries were redrawn because of thecensus. Did the mayor use his considerable clout to persuade thecongressman to nominate Patrick for the academy? "Obviously I knewwho he was," Lipinski said, "but the first time his father talked tome about it was not until afterward when Rich came up to me andthanked me for nominating his son."

A figure from state government of yesteryear is …

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