Chicago to welcome Arab city leaders for 3-day forum

More than 40 leaders from Iraq to Yemen and the West Bank, are expected to attend a three-day US-Arab Cities Forum in Chicago starting Monday. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said the focus will not be on international problems, but on issues that hit cities closer to home like education, transportation, crime and infrastructure. The event is staged with Chicago's sister city partners of Amman, Jordan, and Casablanca, Morocco. Building relationships with cities around the globe is key for Chicago, said Jerry Roper, head of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.