Maggie Daley Hospitalized This Morning

By Anna Deem in News on Apr 16, 2011 4:00PM

Early this morning, Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, her doctor Dr. Steven Rosen, and Mayor Richard Daley's spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard told the Chicago Tribune. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Daley had her right leg reinforced with a metal plate during surgery last year. Discomfort in the same leg early this morning caused her to be admitted to the hospital. According to Heard, Mayor Daley has canceled his public schedule for the rest of the day and is with his wife at the hospital. "They've conducted some tests, and are waiting for the results," Heard said to the Tribune.

On Friday night, the Daleys attended an Art Institute fundraiser honoring both of them until late at night. "I remember then not taking it for granted, but being quite overwhelmed by the collection and what was here in our great city, and that has never really left," she said to a crowd of over 900 people, speaking of her initial excitement toward the museum. Heard told the Tribune that it is currently unclear whether Daley's strenuous activity at the fundraiser played any part in her discomfort.