Chicago mayor, congressman part of Puerto Rico delegation

Rahm Emanuel's office says the Chicago mayor and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez are leading a delegation of local officials on a humanitarian visit to Puerto Rico.

Officials say the delegation will travel to San Juan on Friday along with 5,200 pounds of non-perishable goods, medical equipment and supplies to help after last year's hurricane damage. 

Emanuel is taking the trip as part of a mayoral exchange program that connects local leaders on the mainland with their counterparts in Puerto Rico to help rebuilding efforts. Emanuel is scheduled to visit with two mayors while he is in Puerto Rico. 

Separately, Chicago Public Schools students will participate in hurricane relief trips to Puerto Rico later this month and during the summer.