Chicago Tribune: CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER
By Rick Kogan
Hot time, summer in the city, and the third episode of "Chicagoland" is filled with fireworks of all sorts.
For those of you who like and admire our mayor, this episode is a feast of favorable scenes. For those who do not like and admire the mayor, this episode provides much ammunition for your "nothing but a puff piece" arguments.
There is Rahm Emanuel from the past, protesting Nazis in Marquette Park as a bare-chested teenager. There he is last year, high-fiving his way along the Gay Pride Parade route and at a graduation ceremony at a charter high school. There he is at one of his "favorite mayoral duties," officiating at a naturalization ceremony, and there he is, watching the Chicago Children's Choir perform in Chinatown.
Garry McCarthy, the police superintendent? He's here, too, at one point expressing his increasing frustration with the blood that splatters the streets, asking rhetorically in an office, "Is the (air conditioning) working in this place or am I having a stroke?"