Now Rahm Emanuel Sued Over Private Email Use 'Chicago Tribune' says he violated open records laws By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Sep 24, 2015 4:00 PM CDT 16 comments Comments Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlines his 2016 proposed budget before the City Council Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) (Newser) – The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws by failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Today's lawsuit seeks to force the former White House aide to produce documents. The lawsuit argues the newspaper's Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel's administration are "met with a pattern" of partial and non-compliance and delay. Editor Gerould Kern says in a statement that the newspaper seeks records on matters of great public interest. The issue of public officials relying on personal email for government business has been in the spotlight thanks to Hillary Clinton's similar controversy.