"Nobody can be comfortable or sanguine about it and nobody should," Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Thursday in response to a surge in homicides so far in 2012. "If you're a resident of the city, and a child is shot in Little Village, that's a child in the city of Chicago. It's not in another part of the city."
Those are just a few of the buzz words covering Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first year in office. Ahead of his May 16 anniversary in the hot seat, Emanuel wants more.
The mayor on Tuesday hosted his third Facebook town hall to discuss his first year and to solicit Chicagoans' ideas to "keep our city moving forward."
“This first year has shown that while Chicago’s challenges are great, the power of this City to tackle them is greater when we all work together," Emanuel said in a statement. “I look forward to hearing from the public again as we continue to shape Chicago’s future.”
Some of the questions and suggestions received prior to the chat dealth with food trucks, a longer day for Chicago Public Schools, reducing the number of aldermen and traffic-controlled stop lights.