Rahm Emanuel is visiting the city that could be his this week when he attends the conference named after the father of the man he seeks to replace.
Revel in the complexities!
Emanuel is in town to serve as a panelist at the sixth annual Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum, where he’s expected to talk about key urban issues along with businessmen, civic and academic leaders -- an event he agreed to attend six weeks ago, before his Mayoral quip.
But many will have one key urban issue on their mind when Emanuel is talking: is Rahm here to measure the drapes at City Hall?
“We’ll see what happens,” said attorney general Lisa Madigan with a chuckle.
"I thought the world was enough for him," said an amused Governor Pat Quinn.
"He’s not going to get my endorsement anytime soon," said Congressman Luis Gutierrez in an interview with The Hill.
“He’s not stepping on any toes,” Daley said.
The Daley Forum kicks off with high-level leaders gathering for private discussions Monday, April 26 followed by a public symposium Tuesday, April 27. Indications are Emanuel won't be taking questions from reporters during his trip.