CHICAGO (CBS) — After defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.
“I want to see it faster. I know that doesn’t come as a surprise to some of you. I want to see it yesterday, I want to see it more, … I don’t want to make the phone calls to the individual mothers and grandmothers I have to make anymore. I don’t want to do that” he said. “That said, I think people will start to see the progress we’re making, and they already have.”
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the mayor said he understands he’ll face questions about Chicago crime when making such national appearances, despite progress in reducing crime.