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Emanuel Signals Change for Non-Profits

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    The mayor elect says no one will be immune from institutional change in Chicago, including theater and non-profits.

    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel stopped by the Goodman Theater Wednesday afternoon to heap some love on the arts.

    "I'm so glad to see so many people," Emanuel said at the event.  "I say this as a former dancer."

    Despite his roots in the arts -- Emanuel studied ballet -- his love has limits.

    During a question and answer session with attendees, the mayor-elect signaled some difficult changes ahead for non-profit institutions like theaters and arts entities.

    "We're going to make a lot of changes, everyone's going to participate," he said.   "Nonprofits and charitables don't pay for water today but that's going to change."

    Emanuel said he's going to ask everyone in Chicago for sacrifices to make the burden of change that much easier.