Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor-Elect, Faces Tough Budget Challenges in Cash-Strapped City

The morning after his convincing victory, Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was shaking hands and thanking voters at an "El" (elevated train) stop in a predominately African-American neighborhood on the city's south side this morning. Emanuel's winning coalition was impressive in its diversity; he carried 40 of the city's 50 wards and won 48% of the black vote. In Chicago's often divisive racial politics, an overt attempt by Rev. Jesse Jackson to unify African American voters behind former...Full Story
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