And then for the first time in history a Cook County state's attorney was reelected for a third time.
You go out there and ask them what their future is today. If we don't build that today, there's nothing.
It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
I've given it my all. I've done my best. Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties. I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.
They really do a disservice because these men and women came out of the Depression, they came out of the war.
Why should a city be mandated to do something by the federal government or state government without the money to do it?
I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back.
You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area to relocate or locate your business and employees. And you can go across the country and you'll see that.
I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.