Chicago Mayor to Visit Peoria in 2012

By WEEK Reporter

December 5, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:17 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill.-- One of the state's biggest political figures is making a special trip to Peoria next year.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be a featured Chamber of Commerce lunch speaker on March 7, 2012.

As a former Chicago congressman and former Chief of Staff, Emanuel has a diverse political background.

Chamber spokeswoman Terry Best says they don't know what he will speak about, but says it will be a bi-partisan event.

"As we progress toward March 7, 2012 and the election draws closer, I am sure he will have a lot more to say, not only about the state, but the country as well," said Best. "He has a unique perspective."

Tickets will be sold online for $45 and they can be purchased after the first of the year on the Chamber of Commerce's website, http://www.peoriachamber.org/.

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