Emanuel to begin tour of Chicago neighborhoods
October 4th, 2010
07:49 AM ET
7 years ago

Emanuel to begin tour of Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel is kicking off his "Tell It Like It Is" tour of Chicago communities and neighborhoods Monday morning, his campaign announced.

A downtown Chicago bus stop will host the event at 8 a.m. (9 a.m. ET), according to Aimee Jasculca with the campaign.

Emanuel officially announced the tour over the weekend in his first web video since he left the White House Friday to begin the process of running for mayor of Chicago.

He said he will spend the next few weeks visiting the city's neighborhoods "at grocery stores, L stops, bowling alleys and hot dog stands."

During the two-minute address on his new website, Emanuel emphasized his Chicago roots and paid tribute to Chicago's current mayor, Richard Daley. Daley decided not to seek another term after 21 years as mayor. But Emanuel also said it is time for Chicago to have a "fresh start."

We need leadership that's tough enough to say now when it needs to be said and smart enough to know what government should do and also what it can't do," Emanuel said in the video.

- CNN's Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report

Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. stufthis

    Good luck, Rahm. Hope you win.

    October 4, 2010 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  2. stufit

    I hope Chicago can find leadership that is "tough enough to say what should be said," but Emmanel is not that person. He is part of the problem, a totally corrupt politician controlled by the mob and the public employee unions (basically one in the same).

    October 4, 2010 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. Dave

    Now we get to see how stupid Chicago people are. They'd be fools to vote for him after all the corruption Dead Fish has proven to be full of. But then Illinois folks might be just dumb anyway. They voted Obama

    October 4, 2010 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  4. Mark from Louisiana

    Why don't the Chicago residence requirements apply to the ballet dancer?

    October 4, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |