Last September he announced that he would not seek a third term.
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He said he spent months talking to his family before he made the decision.
During his 8 years in office, there's been progress in Chicago like corporations moving to the city, large real estate developments that are in the works and record tourism.
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But there have been challenges too: notably gun violence, the city's finances and underfunded pensions.
Talking about all that is Mayor Rahm Emanuel.