Mayor touts one of Chicago’s competitive advantages

Mayor Emanuel has moved back into his Ravenswood home and rode the Brown Line to work today.

“Got on the train and got to work in 30 minutes, short order. That is a competitive advantage for the city,” he said.

I hopped on the Edens Expressway this morning and got to my office in River North in 25 minutes, a fairly typical commute from my home in Wilmette. Our CEO, Mike Scotty, pulled into the parking lot right behind me after a 25-minute commute from his home in Oak Park.

When the mayor lived in Wilmette there was more traffic headed to the city than outbound to the suburbs. Nowadays the outbound commute is worse, with traffic heading to jobs in the northern suburbs. Is that a competitive advantage for the city?

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