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Mayor Pulls Credit Cards From Agencies

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Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking away the credit cards.

CBS 2 has learned the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.

“This is completely unacceptable to me, and I am troubled by the disrespect this shows for the hard-earned dollars taxpayers give the city of Chicago,” Emanuel said in a letter to the agencies.

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