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Chicago Looking Forward to Federal Funds

Posted: Nov. 9th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Chicago Tribune

With Obama having won the recent presidential election over Mitt Romney, the mayor of hometown Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, is looking forward to President Obama sending a significant amount of federal funds toward the city's infrastructure and education sectors.

As he looks ahead to President Barack Obama's second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel expects funding for roads and mass transit and a push for education reform to be high on the White House's to-do list.

Not surprisingly, those agenda items also are close to Emanuel's heart.

"As a mayor, one of the key goals the president mentioned, as you know I talked a lot about investing in our infrastructure so we can grow our economy," Emanuel said late Tuesday at McCormick Place. "And the president has committed as part of his jobs plan and economic plan to invest in our roads, our bridges, our airports, our mass transit."

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