World Business Chicago is an organization comprised of Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked group of top business executives, and is funded in part with taxpayer money.
Anne Olaimey, longtime fundraiser for Mayor Emanuel, and John Bryan, former Sarah Lee CEO, were handpicked by Mayor Emanuel to head the fundraising committee.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hosting the NATO summit will burnish Chicago’s image, and that a combination of federal dollars and money from private sources will be used to cover costs.
Taxpayers May Owe for Reconstruction
City taxpayers may not owe $1.1 million for Soldier Field and U.S Cellular Field reconstruction -- this year. But, Paris Schutz has more on why taxpayers may owe far more in the future.