There’s no question that the city was in deep financial trouble when Rahm Emanuel took over as mayor 8 years ago. And while there’s a lot of work left to do, most experts agree that he made a series of good decisions-some of them not very politically popular-that have stabilized things for the time being. Laurence Msall from the Civic Federation, and Ralph Martire from Center for Tax and Budget Accountability join us to break down Emanuel’s legacy, and what Mayor Lightfoot should emulate, and avoid.
Plus one of Emanuel’s most obvious accomplishments is the riverwalk. Michelle Woods has been working on the project for 17 years, so she’s as excited as she’s ever been as the summer season opens on Chicago’s “linear park”.