CHICAGO (CBS) — The President of Ireland stopped by City Hall to exchange pleasantries and some frank talk with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Irish President Michael Higgins is visiting the Midwest through Tuesday. A graduate of Indiana University, he will deliver the commencement address at the school’s graduation ceremonies in Bloomington on Saturday.
Higgins also planned a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, and he discussed cultural affairs with Emanuel while at City Hall. The two also talked about comprehensive immigration reform, which Emanuel has predicted will be approved by Congress by the end of the year.
“I’m obviously concerned for – whatever the figure is, be it 50,000 or whatever in the United States – people who have particular difficulties; difficulties that we were able to discuss in a very human way that affect families and that affect mobility,” Higgins said.