CHICAGO (CBS) — Fiscal watchdogs are giving poor marks to Mayor Emanuel’s billion dollar plan for the Lucas Museum.
The mayor wants to tear down McCormick Place East to make room for the museum after the group Friends of the Parks objected to the original sire south of Soldier Field. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports it’s going to be a tough sell.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect, Wind Chills Dropping Well Below Zero
For Mayor Emanuel, it’s high stakes competition for tourism dollars.
“Neither Vegas, Orlando, New York are resting on their laurels,” Emanuel said. “They are investing in their future to compete for the same business we’re competing for.”