Former Mayor Daley has new girlfriend: Report

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There’s a lot of buzz over a woman spotted with former Mayor Richard Daley at an event last month.

Daley appeared at a wedding reception in Chicago for Mellody Hobson and filmmaker George Lucas.

He was escorting Dr. Adele Joy Cobbs, a Rush University Medical Center emergency physician.

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, friends say they’ve been dating for more than 6 months.

The two hit it off after meeting at the gym.

Daley is 71, and 30 years older than Cobbs.

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    • Happy

      Actually, Larry, if you read the comments, it appears to be the other way around. Prior to being married in my early 30's. I had four boyfriends; three were white I married one of them. Trust me, most of us (white and black) do not care that much about who other people marry.

    • April


      I am a black woman and I am not upset. I work in an office with 10 white guys and 4 are married to black women, 2 dating women mixed with black and the other 4 are dating or married to white women. But every time I turn around one of my colleagues are telling me how nice I smell, look stunning and how my hair is always nice….Needless to say I am not mad at the flirt because I know deep down inside if they could have me for a wife they would. Now you really need to man up and stop acting so devastating over what another man wants. You cannot control who likes or who dates!!! GOODDAY

  • keeping real

    way to go!!!! Mr. Daley!!! you have my vote!!! and two thumbs up as well!!!! some happy news is better then negative news!!!

  • mrstazz

    All of you makeing nasty remarks are so wrong. There is nothing wrong with him trying to move forward and that is what Maggie would want. Moving forward does not mean he did not love Maggie but nothing will bring her back. So until you have walked in his shoes do not judge!

  • Mississippi magic

    I am not mad at him. This could be a good relationship for both of them.. He has someone to share his life with. I am a black man and for all the black people who have a problem with this, get over it. Educated, sophisticated, hard working, intelligent black women are not left with many choices. Black men need to stand up and have something to offer these women.We need to examine ourselves and concentrate on fixing our internal cultural, social and family issues. Just one black man's opinion. Good for them, congratulations.

  • BarbeeQ T

    Are you kidding me? Mayor Richie took a pass on Dorothy Tillman for HER????

    anyone can be a doctor but not every women wears hats like Dorothy!

  • April

    As I read some of the comments on this topic (most negative) it seems white people are hung up over Daley dating a black woman. Why are you so mad? Why is race still an issue in 2013? You would date a black woman too so stop lying to yourselves. Lastly, everyone is not 100 percent their told or said race. We are all mixed with something, now don't you forget that.

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    OMG! He must be corrupt. They're just afraid to prosecute him. This proves he has been taking in millions all these years! This also proves the twin tower theories were correct after all. And Obama? Where is his passport?

  • femPOW

    She's a doctor, classy, and beautiful. Why say eww? And even if she weren't a doctor, so what? Maggie is dead, yes. People move on after their spouses pass all the time. And how do you know he wasn't into black women all the time? People are people. Unless you're a racist bigot, in which case, you're lacking that spark that makes you a truly evolved.

  • Black Rush Limbaugh

    Dr. Adele Joy Cobbs should be ashamed of herself for being in the company of Ex-Mayor Daley.
    He and his entire family are nothing more than parasites on the city of Chicago. This man put falsely accused black men in prison as a states attorney, and he and his entire family, hate African Americans. They pandered to the black communities to get elected, but the Daley family actually despise black people. This Dr. Adele Joy Cobbs would do better, getting a man out of the gutter, cleaning him up, and dating him than the pond scum Mr. Daley. She deserves better than that old fart of a cracker.