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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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  • Emanuel: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'

    Emanuel: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'
    A crowd gathered Saturday at a Chicago high school named for a Mexican president to rejoice in President Barack Obama's executive action to issue a reprieve for people living in the United States illegally whose children were born here — a decision that would shelter 4 million to 5 million from deportation.
  • In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot. "Hold your pen tight in your...

    Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015

    Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015
    The Chicago Park District wants to increase fees to take part in park programs, raise parking rates at meters in parks and hike various permit costs as part of its 2015 budget proposal. The Park District is not asking for a property tax increase as part...

    Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing

     Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing
    Nearly 50 people gathered at Chicago City Hall on Thursday calling for city and school officials to try to recoup money spent on costly school borrowing deals. Some demonstrators were eventually removed by police. The Chicago Teachers Union and other...

    New archbishop ready to shift focus to work

    New archbishop ready to shift focus to work
    New Archbishop Blase Cupich sought Thursday to turn attention to Chicago's Catholics and the work ahead of him following days of pomp and circumstance.  Looking out on a room packed with the city's political movers and shakers at a downtown breakfast...