Report: Emanuel's Chicago rollout set for this weekend

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is expected to officially declare his candidacy for mayor of Chicago on Saturday.

Since leaving the White House in early October, Emanuel has been on a "listening tour" of the city. He had previously been expected to declare by Thanksgiving, which falls on Nov. 25. Candidates can file to run for mayor from Nov. 15-22.

A campaign staffer told NBC Chicago the announcement event will be held at Coonley Elementary School, which is in Emanuel's former Chicago congressional district. He helped divert funds to the school during his time in the House.

Despite his notoriety, this won't be an easy race for Emanuel: The field could include the tenant currently occupying Emanuel's Chicago home. And Emanuel had an egg thrown at him during a recent campaign stop.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.

More in Finance

Report: Graham plans to block IAEA funding over Iran 'side deals'

Read more »