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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel buzzes through show's first day

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the first-day attendees Saturday as the 93rd National Restaurant Association show opened in Chicago, and I ran across his entourage at the entrance to one of the two massive halls.

Emanuel caromed from booth to booth, greeting show exhibitors like old friends. He moved so fast, in fact, that it was difficult not to get a blurred picture of him.

I did happen to catch him still long enough to get a snap while he talked with Eliza Keating, president of Keating of Chicago Inc.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel at NRA Show

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