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Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Setting & Symbolism

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Chicago

Richard J. Daley, the Boss, was the Mayor of Chicago for twenty years.

Chicago's South Side

Richard Daley was born into the Irish section of Chicago's rough South Side. The area had been settled by the Irish beginning in 1840.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport is the modest neighborhood where Daley lived all his life.

Dan Ryan Expressway

The Dan Ryan is the expressway that Daley takes to City Hall. Daley named the expressway after Dan Ryan, another big South Side politician who was named after another big South Side politician, Daley's father.

City Hall

Daley's office, a three-room suite, was located on the fifth floor of City Hall.

The Fifth Floor

Daley's office was on the fifth floor of City Hall. Daley was known as the "Man on the Fifth."

The Machine

Daley's power base was his political machine—The Machine. He was on top of the machine which...

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