Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is seeking to avoid testifying during the trial of the city's lawsuit seeking to break the long-term agreement for a restaurant in Millennium Park.
Crain's Chicago Business reports attorneys for Daley say in a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court his appearance at trial would present a "medical hardship."
Earlier this year Daley suffered symptoms similar to a stroke during business trip and spent several days in the hospital.
In seeking to void a 30-year contract to operate Park Grill, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration alleges a former Chicago Park District official "unduly and unfairly influenced" the process that led to a friend operating the restaurant.
Daley's testimony was expected to be a highlight of the trial, which began in April.