In another installment of our hour-long podcast series, publisher Mike Fourcher sits down with Jesse Ruiz, attorney, President of the Chicago Park District Board, and advisor to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ruiz, the child of immigrants, talks about diversity and segregation in Chicago, his vote on school closings in 2013, the future of Jackson Park, and his hopes for Illinois’ new governor. 

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