January 2, 2015

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the Passing of Mario Cuomo

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"Tonight, the City of Chicago joins all Americans in mourning the passing of Mario Cuomo. Governor Cuomo lived the American Dream: a child of immigrants who lifted himself up through studying in the back of his father's store; a baseball player who traded America's pastime for its politics, and a governor who fought for the middle class values that made his own remarkable rise possible and blazed a new trail of opportunity for millions of Americans.

The thoughts and prayers of the people of Chicago are with his wife Matilda, his sons Governor Andrew Cuomo and Christopher Cuomo, his daughter Margaret, and the people of New York that he served throughout his career.”