Rich-guy Rahm comm

Dave Glowacz interviews the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about a rare window into back-channel deals with the wealthy, provided by a release of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2016 private e-mail communication.

Dave and Ben discuss how the mayor turned a billionaire bungle into a lakefront bundle; plutocrat chest-thumping over retiree health-care cuts; and the Jackson Park golf project as a case study in top-down community development. Length 7.2 minutes standard, 33.5 minutes premium.

Music: "Bouge Ton Popotin" by Dr Sakis

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Article: "Records dump reveals Rahm's millionaires-only e-mail club" (Chicago Reader)

Article: "Making matters worse" (Chicago Reader)