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Rahm Emanuel, Arts Mayor

The high-backed, old-school, red-orange chairs that used to sit in the mayor’s office weren’t the only issue, but they were symptomatic.

“The chairs were, I don’t know, something my grandfather would have,” Rahm Emanuel said — and he also wasn’t crazy about the 1830s pastoral scenes that decorated the walls when his predecessor, Richard M. Daley, conducted business in this elegant, wood-paneled room in City Hall. Wait, the current mayor is not an 1830s pastoral kind of guy? (FULL ARTICLE: Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune)