Millennium City: Richard M. Daley & Global Chicago features oral history interviews with people who knew or worked with Daley, Chicago's mayor from 1989 to 2011. (See the complete interviews and associated transcripts).
The interviews reflect on how Mayor Daley balanced two sometimes conflicting goals. The first was to keep Chicago livable, to ensure it remained an attractive place for families of diverse backgrounds. The second goal was to enhance Chicago’s position as a global city, ready to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century.