Emanuel Leads Garcia in Polls as Chicago Veers Toward Insolvency

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets residents inside a restaurant during a lunch stop on election day February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Whether it’s Rahm Emanuel or Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the victor in Chicago’s mayoral runoff will face the unenviable task of reversing a fiscal decline that’s left the city’s credit rating on the cusp of junk.

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