| He may be retired as mayor, but Richard Daley
sounds as busy as ever these days: he's of counsel to Katten Muchin
Rosenman, a distinguished fellow at the U of C, on the board of
Coca-Cola, co-chair of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, and much more.
Yet he found time this week for a one-on-one with Centerpoint
Properties cofounder Mike Mullen at the Downtown Chase Bank Auditorium. Da Mayor covered a lot of ground, bemoaning hyperpartisanship in Washington, enthusing about US-China ties—he just spent 17 days in Hubei Province on business—positing that the US needs to expand manufacturing. He also discussed CRE from his new vantage as a member of IndCor's board. The most important day for a successful politician: Saturday.
"That's when you meet the people," he says. "If you don't get out on
Saturday and hear what the people think, you'll go nowhere." (Also you
get to see Saturday Night Live.)