Chicago Re-Elects Rahm Emanuel

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will stay in office a bit longer.

Emanuel beat Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the city’s first-ever runoff for mayor Tuesday.

The vote went to a runoff after Emanuel failed to get above 50% in the first round of voting in February.

Chicago has fallen victim to quite a few financial problems including a $20 billion pension crisis and $300 million operating budget shortfall.

Emanuel claimed Garcia was too inexperienced to handle the problems.

Garcia criticized Emanuel for not listening to his voters’ needs during his first term.

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