Illinois Sports Facilities Authority

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts Quinn After Former Campaign Aide Picked To Run Illinois Sports Facilities Board

Mayor Emanuel is critical of Governor Quinn for engineering the appointment a campaign aid to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/10/2014

Kelly Kraft, an aide to Gov. Pat Quinn, was confirmed Thursday to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority. (CBS)

Quinn’s Pick Installed As Sports Facility Director, Suggests Concerts At U.S. Cellular Field

Handing a rare defeat to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn appeared to outmaneuver the mayor on Thursday in a heated battle over a key state board post. And the governor’s pick to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority was quick to suggest holding regular concerts at U.S. Cellular Field to improve revenue.

11/01/2012

Kelly Kraft has worked for the Pat Quinn administration. (Illinois Statehouse News/YouTube)

Emanuel Defends Opposition To Quinn’s Choice To Run Stadium Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Tuesday in his opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to install a top aide as executive director of the state’s stadium authority.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2012

Kelly Kraft has worked for the Pat Quinn administration. (Illinois Statehouse News/YouTube)

Quinn, Emanuel Spar Over Governor’s Appointee To Sports Board

Gov. Quinn says the mayor’s operatives are engaging in character assassination.

10/08/2012

U.S. Cellular Field

Mayor Upset City Taxpayers Had To Help Foot Bill For Stadium Renovations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expressing concern after the city had to make up a $1.1 million dollar shortfall in tax revenue for renovations at U.S. Cellular Field and Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011