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Daley: Transition Talks With Emanuel Continue

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Mayor Richard M. Daley says even if you’re not hearing about it, transition talks between him and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and continue on schedule.

As WBBM Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, the mayor says he and Emanuel have been talking ever since Emanuel won the February election.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports

There are other city officials and incoming officials talking to, but the mayor says he and Emanuel do confer.

When a reporter asked if they discuss city government, the mayor stopped.

“What do you think we do when I sit down with him, talk about Facebook? Talk about the Tribune or Sun-Times? No, we talk about government,” Daley said. “We talk about all the problems that the federal government’s going through; that the state government’s going through – all these problems we talk about. Sure, you try to figure out what your solutions are.”

Emanuel takes office, and Mayor Daley retires, on May 16.