Michael G. Mullen

Emanuel emails show push to lure PayPal, reluctance to 'bash' United

Emanuel emails show push to lure PayPal, reluctance to 'bash' United

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is just as bullish on Chicago business in private emails as he is in public.

Under pressure from a pair of open records lawsuits, the mayor on Wednesday turned over about 2,700 pages of emails from his personal accounts that his attorney determined were government-related.

Though many of the emails are short, and the mayor's only involvement often was forwarding them to an aide, they show Emanuel using his personal accounts to pursue business deals benefiting Chicago. They also show that business leaders knew how to reach him outside of his government email address.

The emails reveal Emanuel's desire to bring a PayPal operations center to the city, and...

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