View Single Post
Old Posted Apr 17, 2014, 5:19 PM
LouisVanDerWright LouisVanDerWright is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,945
Emanuel: I'll be 'subtle' in Obama library pitch

By Thomas A. Corfman April 17, 2014

Known for his blunt style, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will be “subtle” in reminding President Barack Obama of his ties to Chicago as he makes the case that the city is the best location for his library.

Mr. Emanuel testified today at a hearing of an Illinois House committee, which is considering a bill to devote $100 million in state construction funds to help land the project. New York and Hawaii are also expected to submit bids.

The measure is sponsored by House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Rep. Monique Davis, both Chicago Democrats. Mr. Madigan has said it's important to make a strong financial commitment to honor the legacy of Mr. Obama, who got his political start in Illinois.

In his testimony today, Mr. Emanuel said, “We are not going to rely on the president's affinity for the city of Chicago.”
Reply With Quote