Mayor Emanuel asks Little League to reverse decision to strip JRW of title

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CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Little League International to reverse its decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of its national title.

At a mayoral candidates’ forum on the Columbia College campus, Mayor Emanuel told the crowd he called and asked the organization earlier today.

Earlier Emanuel released a statement saying "These remarkable boys brought our entire city together and reminded all Chicagoans how important it is to support our children. They created memories that will last a lifetime and nothing will take that away, and they showed the nation their character both on and off the field. The city remains united in its support of these great children and in our hearts, they will always be champions in Chicago."

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