“No world-class global city has a failing central business district. It is not in our interest as a city to pit one side of the city against another. Our challenge is to make that central business district work for all parts of . . . Chicago.”
During the mayor’s eight years, he benefited from a steady march of employers into downtown Chicago, many from the suburbs. Hardly a week passed without the mayor, who loves the role of salesman-in-chief, speaking at a new office or cutting a ribbon on something that promised jobs.