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Chicago mayor in good condition after feeling faint


CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Thursday night, after nearly fainting at a restaurant, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Tests ruled out a heart attack or a blood clot, Kelly Sullivan said, adding that all tests came back "normal and negative." Daley, 59, will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation, she said, and could be released as early as Friday morning.

"He was borderline unconscious, he never completely lost consciousness at the restaurant," Sullivan said. "He lost his balance and felt faint ... but he walked into the hospital on his own."

Daley was admitted to the hospital at 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. EST). He has a history of heart problems.

Daley's press secretary Jackie Heard said the mayor is resting comfortably.

More details about Daley's condition are expected to be released by the mayor's doctor at a news conference, scheduled for Friday morning.

According to Heard, Daley and his wife, Maggie, were having dinner at a downtown Chicago restaurant when he felt faint. On her suggestion, they went to the Northwestern emergency room where tests are being run.

-- Bruce Fine from CNN's Chicago Bureau contributed to this report


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