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06/04/2011 01:43 pm ET Updated Aug 04, 2011

Mayor Emanuel Orders Park District Employees To Stop Using Government-Issued Credit Cards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday ordered city sister agency employees to immediately stop using government-issued credit cards, after his office learned that some workers used the cards to pay for meals at pricey restaurants, flowers and city-issued red-light camera tickets.

"This is completely unacceptable to me, and I am troubled by the disrespect this shows for the hard-earned dollars taxpayers give the city of Chicago," according to the memo, which was issued after WFLD-Channel 32 news reported a series of stories about credit card abuses at the Park District.

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