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Emanuel touts accomplishments in first 100 days

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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lists the redeployment of 500 police officers to the street from other areas of the department as one his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office.

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lists the redeployment of 500 police officers to the street from other areas of the department as one his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office.
    Associated Press

 
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff, is touting a list of his accomplishments during the first 100 days since he replaced the retired Mayor Richard M. Daley. They include:

• Progress toward fulfilling a pledge to cut $75 million from the current budget. He says $51.3 million in savings has been achieved by cutting senior management payroll, merging functions and other moves.

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• Redeployment of 500 police officers to the street from other areas of the department and from administrative functions.

• The signing of executive orders on ethics, including one that prohibits new appointees from lobbying city government for two years after they leave his administration.

• Posting searchable versions of the city's budget and employee salaries online.

• Convening a "food desert" summit with major grocery store chains to talk about expanding in underserved communities.

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