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Spokeswoman: Daley remains in hospital for tests

Published: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 11:33 a.m. CDT
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FILE - In this Monday, March 16, 2009 file photo, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley looks out over Lake Michigan during a news conference in Chicago. Daley was hospitalized Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in an intensive care unit after feeling ill upon returning to Chicago from a business trip in Arizona. Daley spokeswoman Jackie Heard says Daley was feeling disoriented on a Friday evening flight back from a conference he attended in Arizona. Heard says Daley walked off the plane and was met by an ambulance that took him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Daley, 71, remains in the hospital's intensive care unit Saturday for monitoring and evaluation.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley likely will remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit for several days as doctors conduct tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a conference in Arizona.

Spokeswoman Jackie Heard said Sunday that the 71-year-old Daley is resting comfortably at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and must remain hospitalized until the necessary tests are completed.

Heard was Daley's longtime spokeswoman when he was mayor and now is a spokeswoman at the law firm where Daley works, Katten Muchin Rosenman.

She says Daley was attending a conference for the firm in Arizona when he started complaining that he didn't feel well.

She says that is why his family had an ambulance waiting for him in Chicago when his plane landed on Friday night.

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