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Neoliberal Chicago$
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Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040597

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chicago: Neoliberal City

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Neoliberal Chicago
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Euan Hague

Michael J. Lorr

Carolina Sternberg

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0001

On the evening of April 7, 2015, following a runoff election in which he received 56 percent of the votes cast, Rahm Emanuel won a second term as mayor of Chicago. The contest was much closer than many had expected, particularly as Emanuel’s predecessor, Richard M. Daley, routinely received around 70 percent support (on the first ballot) when achieving reelection. Yet because Emanuel had failed to get more than 50 percent of the vote in the first-round mayoral ballot on February 24, he was forced into the runoff against his second-place challenger, Cook County commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia....

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