Chicago Personified: Richard J. Daley and Mike Royko | Newberry

Chicago Personified: Richard J. Daley and Mike Royko

Led by Bill Savage. Six sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thursdays, September 28 - November 2

6 - 7:30 pm

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $190
Regular Price (after September 1): $209

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 if you would like to be on the wait list.

Seminar Description

After Richard J. Daley’s death in 1977, Mike Royko wrote, “If a man ever reflected a city, it was Richard J. Daley of Chicago.” The same could be said for columnist Royko. In this seminar, we will explore the parallel and contrasting life stories of both men: the politician who shaped the city we live in more than any other individual, and the writer who chronicled that city’s transformation. Six sessions.

Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature, history, and culture at Northwestern University; he has led Newberry seminars since 1992.

Materials List


  • Mike Royko, Boss. Plume, 1988. ISBN-13: 978-0452261679
  • Mike Royko, One More Time. University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN-13: 978-0226730721

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.