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Lynn Lockwood and Barrett Murphy are family friends of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 0

Will email scandal bring an end to mayor’s friendships?

May 19th, 2017

When Rahm Emanuel called on Barrett Murphy to resign from his top job at the city’s Water Management Department, he wasn’t just severing ties with a city bureaucrat. The mayor pushed out a longtime friend.

Murphy screwed up in not dealing head-on with an employee who sent racist and sexist emails. So Emanuel did what he had to do as a boss.

So what happens to the mayor’s decades-long friendship with Murphy and his wife, Lynn Lockwood?

Those who know of the friendship call Murphy’s departure shocking. Get more details in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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