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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago. He was elected on Feb. 22, 2011. Emanuel is former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Emanuel represented the 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 when he took his position in the Obama Administration. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 with a Liberal Arts degree, and received an M.A. in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He is married with three children.
Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago. He was elected on Feb. 22, 2011. Emanuel is former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Emanuel represented the 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 when he took his position in the Obama Administration. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 with a Liberal Arts degree, and received an M.A. in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He is married with three children. « Show less

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  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
  • 'Star Wars' museum here? Yes. In Grant Park? No.

    'Star Wars' museum here? Yes. In Grant Park? No.
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to establish a world-class museum to house his art and movie memorabilia. Chicago, happily, is in the running for it. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appointed a task force of community leaders to identify...

    CTA: 16 buildings need to be razed for Belmont 'L' overpass

    CTA: 16 buildings need to be razed for Belmont 'L' overpass
    The CTA unveiled a $320 million proposal Thursday to eliminate one of the worst bottlenecks in its system by building an elevated bypass to untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines north of Belmont Avenue. The announcement wasn’t all...

    Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab

    Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile. On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...

    Wallenda on Chicago skyline walk: "The higher I can go, the better"

    Wallenda on Chicago skyline walk: "The higher I can go, the better"
    If Nik Wallenda gets his wish, he’ll fasten a 5/8-inch tightrope between two skyscrapers in downtown Chicago — preferably somewhere with views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River — and walk across it untethered as viewers in 220...