Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner are participating in a national day of service benefiting two schools in the Gage Park community.
They kicked off the day with an assembly at Gage Park High School.
Volunteers are painting motivational murals and quotes organizing school materials and leading educational activities for students.
Similar projects are going on at Rachel Carson Elementary School.
Also this morning, Governor Rauner signed an executive order his office says is intended to empower veterans and minorities.