How Chicago’s Press Corps Is Dealing with ‘Washington Rahm’

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by: Jackie Spinner | CJR

For four years now, Mary Ann Ahern has been chasing Rahm Emanuel.


Emanuel, a three-term Illinois congressman and former White House chief of staff who became Chicago’s mayor in 2011, has ducked out back doors while Ahern, a veteran TV reporter, has been waiting to talk to him, she said. He has retaliated for coverage he hasn’t liked by restricting access, and shaken his finger in her face before walking out of an interview because he didn’t like a question.

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