Cashing in on Mayor Emanuel's Springfield connections

May 27, 2011

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Mayor Emanuel's lobbyists were recently in Springfield to advocate for some bills moving through the General Assembly.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel  had a busy week: He made a quick appearance at the trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich but also found time for politics in Springfield, sort of.

Emanuel’s lobbyists were in the state Capitol this week to represent the mayor's interests on some bills moving through the General Assembly. The new mayor has only a short window to get things done before the legislature adjourns Tuesday. Kristen McQueary gave Eight Forty-Eight the latest details.