With the official start of his second term less than a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to be making good on his promise to be make some changes in his leadership style.
Starting Wednesday night, Emanuel will make regular appearances on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight," according to Robert Feder, who first reported the story. The first interview will center on pension reform, following the Illinois Supreme Court's recent rejection of a landmark pension reform plan May 8. The interview also comes a day after Moody's downgraded Chicago's rating to junk bond status due to the court's decision.
The mayor received some criticism during his re-election campaign about a lack of transparency and communication with Chicagoans. Perhaps his "Chicago Tonight" appearances are Emanuel's way of proving that he heard his critics, which he claimed after being forced into a runoff election.
Emanuel is expected to make appearances on the show every four to six weeks to discuss various topics, according to Feder.
Wednesday's interview will air on channel 11 at 7 p.m.