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marmar

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Tue May 3, 2016, 09:54 AM May 2016

Rahm Emanuel got free sports tickets, travel perks from wealthy friends


(Chicago Tribune) For Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it pays to have friends in high — or at least wealthy — places.

Once again last year, the mayor accepted free sports tickets, a stay as a houseguest and transportation (likely complimentary rides on private jets) from some of Chicago’s richest executives and philanthropists.

Like all Cook County politicians, Emanuel is required to disclose gifts valued at more than $500 in his annual economic interest statement due Monday.

The mayor’s report covering 2015 shows he accepted gifts from six people, continuing a more recent trend of Emanuel taking high-dollar gifts from fewer of his political donors and friends. The mayor accepted gifts from three people in 2014, five in 2013, 12 in 2012 and 19 in 2011.

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That report noted that nearly 60 percent of Emanuel’s top circle of 103 elite donors had benefited from his city government, receiving contracts, zoning changes, business permits, pension work, board appointments, regulatory help or some other tangible benefit. Included on that list of firms that benefited was Finnegan’s Madison Dearborn, which holds a significant stake in the CDW Government firm that has received two Emanuel administration contracts worth more than $39 million. ............(more)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-gifts-20160429-story.html




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Rahm Emanuel got free sports tickets, travel perks from wealthy friends (Original Post) marmar May 2016 OP
But the y get back school districts to run , private services to the city to cash in on and are Person 2713 May 2016 #1

Person 2713

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1. But the y get back school districts to run , private services to the city to cash in on and are
Tue May 3, 2016, 11:15 AM
May 2016

Tipped with TIFs for the areas they have invested in so tit for tat

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