Politico: Shifting Left in the suburbs — GOP lawmakers on the hot seat — Emanuel issues refunds

Politico, October 30, 2018: Shifting Left in the suburbs — GOP lawmakers on the hot seat — Emanuel issues refunds

Blue wave or not, Mayor Rahm Emanuel expects the suburban collar counties to become deeper shades of bluish purple after next week.

Emanuel says the shift will comewith the governor’s race going Democrat and suburban voters shifting away from President Donald Trump. Should Democrats get four additional seats in the state House of Representatives, the party will hold a super majority of 71 seats. With total control of the Assembly, Dems would be able to dictate redistricting maps

Fifth Third Bank ramps up its community development pledge by another $2 billion, for a total of $32 billion, as the Cincinnati company continues to expand in Chicago. It’s proof of “our determination to increase and deepen our investment” in the city, Eric Smith, regional president for Fifth Third in Chicago said during an announcement party at Navy Pier. John Taylor, of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, said the increase in lending is especially unique because “It’s tailored to people who need it most.” Also on hand were Fifth Third corporate CEO Greg Carmichael and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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