June 29, 2015

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Passing of Jerry Roper

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Roper. For more than 20 years, Jerry was a tireless advocate and a tremendous partner for strengthening Chicago’s business climate and ensuring a stronger economic future for our city. Jerry understood that entrepreneurs and small businesses form the backbone of a vibrant and growing economy for Chicagoland. His work was essential and his contributions to our economic vibrancy will be long lasting. The thoughts and prayers of the people of Chicago are with his wife Carol, his entire family, and his many friends during this difficult time.”