Illinois Sports Facilities Authority
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.
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.
Gov. Quinn says the mayor’s operatives are engaging in character assassination.
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.