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Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM
By Associated Press

Rahm: If Kids Read 2 Million Books, I'll Jump In the Lake

Rahm: If Kids Read 2 Million Books, I'll Jump In the Lake

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Bears' Israel Idonije say they'll take the Polar Bear Plunge this winter if Chicago schoolchildren read 2 million books. Read »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM
By Marcus Riley

Rahm Praises Israel Idonije For Public Service

Mayor says Bears standout is the perfect example of how people in highly visible positions should give back. Read »

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