As viewed in Chicago Tribune
Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the city's schoolchildren on the hook to read a couple of million more books this summer, part of a bet on national TV to get late-night host Jimmy Fallon to visit Chicago again.
The mayor's appearance on “The Tonight Show” capped a two-day trip to New York in which Emanuel also pitched financial executives on the city's balance sheet and held a political meeting.
Emanuel agreed to be a talk show guest after Fallon met his dare of jumping into an icy Lake Michigan as part of the Polar Plunge, a March event that benefits Special Olympics. Emanuel joined Fallon in the frigid lake after challenging Chicago students to read 2 million books.