Open space initiative

Gov. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007466" title="Pat Quinn" href="/topic/politics-government/government/pat-quinn-PEPLT007466.topic">Pat Quinn</a> and Mayor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007532" title="Rahm Emanuel" href="/topic/politics-government/government/rahm-emanuel-PEPLT000007532.topic">Rahm Emanuel</a> laugh as Rep. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT002126" title="Mary E Flowers" href="/topic/politics-government/mary-e-flowers-PEPLT002126.topic">Mary Flowers</a> and her granddaughter Madison Jolee Perry, 7-months, enter the scene to save them from tough questions during a press conference to announce the new initiative to expand on open space on the South side. The event promoting efforts to clean up land in the Lake Calumet region turned into an impromptu lobbying session for a Chicago casino.

( Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / December 9, 2011 )

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel laugh as Rep. Mary Flowers and her granddaughter Madison Jolee Perry, 7-months, enter the scene to save them from tough questions during a press conference to announce the new initiative to expand on open space on the South side. The event promoting efforts to clean up land in the Lake Calumet region turned into an impromptu lobbying session for a Chicago casino.

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