The Fraternal Ties That Bind

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the Sun-Times newspaper that he will ask the City Council to appoint an independent negotiator to work with Lollapalooza organizers and determine whether to eliminate a multimillion-dollar tax exemption as well as any perception of familial bias.

Ari Emanuel is CEO of William Morris Endeavor, co-owner of the fest, as well as Rahm’s brother. But there’s apparently another motivation behind the proposed appointment.

According to an interview Rahm Emanuel gave to a local Better Government Association webcast, “Nothing would make me happier than to make Ari pay more money since he had the top bunk when we were growing up,” the mayor said of the agency chief.