Morning Spin: Emanuel got free sports tickets, travel perks from wealthy friends – Chicago Tribune

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For Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it pays to have friends in high — or at least wealthy — places.

Once again last year, the mayor accepted free sports tickets, a stay as a houseguest and transportation (likely complimentary rides on private jets) from some of Chicago’s richest executives and philanthropists.

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