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For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, A Mixed Midterm Report Card

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Chicago Mayor and Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks at Harvard University's Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on October 18, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) | Getty

A little more than two years ago, Chicago's then-mayor-elect, Rahm Emanuel, expressed his gratitude to supporters on election night.

"Thank you Chicago, for this humbling victory," he told the crowd. "You sure know how to make a guy feel at home."

But today, Emanuel faces sobering challenges common to most of American's biggest cities.

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