Chicago knows from experience how partnerships can sour. Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust, if done right, could be a new model for rebuilding urban infrastructure. Done wrong, it'll be just another hand off of public assets to private control.
For a man who has been dealt an horrific fate, Eric Caine remains undaunted. He speaks of a hopeful future. Perhaps that is because his future has brightened in recent months. But perhaps it is also because his past is too painful to discuss.