Mayor Rahm Emanuel is showing his gratitude to Chicagoans for what he calls a successful NATO weekend.
Besides personally thanking Chicago police officers at the end of the summit and shaking commuters' hands Tuesday at the Roosevelt CTA station, Emanuel took out ad space with the Chicago Host Committee in the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune to show his appreciation.
Here's how the one-page thank you note read:
Our city’s greatest asset has always been its people, and because of your support and hospitality, the 2012 NATO Summit was a success.
Hosting the largest summit in NATO’s 63-year history would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of Chicago’s public safety employees. Their planning, training, and professionalism was on full display for world leaders, peaceful protestors, tourists, and our own residents.
And to the business owners, community organizations, and residents who supported events, served visitors, and showcased our vibrant city, you are the reason why Chicago is known as “The City that Works.”
It is that diligent determination that makes Chicago the most American of American cities.
This week the world got a chance to see why we are all proud to call Chicago home.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
And the Chicago Host Committee