Through a public information request, the Chicago Tribune obtained Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s daily calendar between January and August of 2012. The Tribune’s focus on the hundreds of pages of documents is almost identical to the Chicago Reader, which did a two-part review of Emanuel’s public schedule between January and November of 2011. In a nutshell, the publications noted that Emanuel meets a lot with business leaders.
Emanuel’s ties with business are important given his policy record of ramming the Infrastructure Trust
through city council in April, a nebulous effort to use private money
for public projects, and expanding his own role as chairman of World Business Chicago, which coordinated the NATO summit in May.
But perusing through the calendar, available on the Tribune Web
site, reveals other elements of Emanuel’s tenure including his national
profile and approach to the Chicago Teachers Union labor dispute. Read more »