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Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel Check Presentation to Fake Twitter Author @MayorEmanuel

Chicago, IL - Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will present a $5,000 check to Twitter impersonator Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel) on WLS-AM's Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper on Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

What: Rahm Emanuel presents $5k check to Twitter impersonator Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel)
When: 5p, Wednesday, March 2nd
Where: WLS, 890 AM, 190 North State Street, Chicago IL
Who: WLS-AM hosts Roe Conn and Richard Roeper
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel
Twitter impersonator Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel)

During a January 15, 2011 appearance on the Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper, Emanuel announced he would make a $5,000 personal contribution to the charity of the then-unknown Twitter author's choice if they would disclose their identity.

"Here's what I'm gonna do. After the election, I am offering a donation to the charity of that gentleman or woman's choice, if they would come forward and identify themselves," Emanuel said during the appearance.

WLS-AM's Roe Conn says the charity, to be announced during the check presentation, is, "a worthy and deserving local organization."

Sinker, an assistant journalism professor at Columbia College, choreographed a satirical story surrounding Emanuel's campaign for Chicago mayor on social media website Twitter. Sinker revealed his identity on Monday, February 28, 2011. will also match Emanuel's donation with a $5,000 check to the charity of Sinker's choice.


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