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A Conversation with Chicago's Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel
From a News Release
2011-03-27

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Provides Insightful Dialogue and Opportunity for Questions At The Field Museum, Wednesday, April 20 , Event presented by the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Forward: Conversations About the Future

(March 25, 2011) Just weeks before his historic inauguration, Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel will talk with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold and take audience questions in A Conversation with Chicago's Mayor-Elect at the James Simpson Theater of The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. A complimentary reception with food and drink, hosted by City Club of Chicago, follows the presentation, and audience members are invited to continue the conversation.

This program is sponsored by PNC Bank and presented by the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Forward: Conversations about the Future, a series of live gatherings of policymakers and newsmakers exploring issues of importance to Chicago.

"Chicago Forward is a series of dialogues about the topics that the people in our city and state tell us are important to them. Throughout its history, the Tribune has asked hard questions, delivered news and engaged in a conversation with its readers. We now add live events to print, online, and mobile as ways we interact with the community," said Dold. "We are delighted to offer Chicagoans the chance to ask Mayor-elect Emanuel their questions as he prepares to take office."

Tickets for this one-night-only program are priced at $10, and include a post-event reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling (312) 222-3348 or visiting www.tribnation.com/events.

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Rahm Emanuel was elected the 46th mayor of Chicago on February 22nd, 2011 and will be sworn in on May 16th, 2011. A native of Chicago with three terms representing his North Side district in Congress, Rahm Emanuel is deeply rooted in the life of the city. Emanuel most recently served as the White House Chief of Staff in President Barack Obama's administration. Prior to his role in the administration, Emanuel served three terms in the House of Representatives representing Chicago's 5th District, which includes the Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Uptown neighborhoods. Prior to being elected to Congress, Emanuel served as a key member of the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998, rising to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy. Emanuel also worked in the private sector for Chicago investment bank Wasserstein Perella. He began his career at Illinois Public Action, the state's largest public interest organization.

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The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) is one of the nation's largest financial services companies with assets of $260 billion. PNC is a diversified financial institution, which includes a regional banking franchise operating primarily in 15 states and the District of Columbia, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and leading asset management and fund processing businesses.

City Club of Chicago is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose members include prominent business, civic and government leaders in Chicago. The organization attracts those interested in civic responsibility, public issues, open political debate and networking opportunities. Founded in 1903, it is the longest-running civic forum in Chicago. The mission of City Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for the discussion of civic and public affairs in Chicago, the metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.

Chicago Forward is just one part of Trib Nation, a initiative of community outreach and audience engagement by the Chicago Tribune that also includesChicago Live!, the weekly live radio show taping showcasing who and what is making news in Chicago each week; TribU, a multi-platform series focusing on personal and professional enrichment; Press Pass, programs by Chicago Tribune columnists and personalities; and the Lit Series including the annual Printers Row Lit Fest, Tribune literary prizes and monthly AuthorTalks. For 163 years, the Chicago Tribune has been a market-leading publication of Tribune Company. Reaching three million readers each week in print and over 30M online, the Chicago Tribune is known for its award-winning journalism. TheTribune's news focus is centered on the Chicago experience, community issues and government, the local economy and business, as well as entertainment, culture and sports.

The next Chicago Forward program, A Healthy Chicago, takes place at the Murphy Auditorium, a property owned and operated by the American College of Surgeons at 50 E. Erie Street, Thursday, May 12 (rescheduled from an original February date due to blizzard conditions). Dr. Mehmet Oz, Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, New York Times best-selling author and Daytime Emmy award-winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," joined byDr. Eric Whitaker, Executive Vice President of the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Donna Thompson, CEO of Access Community Health, will headline.

For more information, please visit www.tribnation/events.


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