One thing that Daley has done for the city is to invest in our parks. He mandated that if you are building along the river in down town Chicago you need to spruce up the banks and if possible add some sort of pedestrian access.
Up in River North there is a new park that is nicely landscaped and right on the shores of the river. Here is a view looking south towards the iconic Sears Tower, with a great view of our draw bridges. Note the ever-present construction; that developer may take a bath but another brand new building will be added to our city for people to live in for decades to come.
I wish that the spring and fall would last forever; soon it will be winter but for now we need to enjoy the nice weather while it is here.