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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 offers Ebola guidance to health care workers

    Chicago offers Ebola guidance to health care workers
    After handling its first suspected Ebola patients — who turned out not to have the virus — Chicago health officials are taking additional steps to prepare health care workers for potential cases. Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel again emphasized...
  • Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight

    Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday said voters have a "duty" to oust Gov. Pat Quinn, pointing to a federal judge's ruling that the court should oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation after allegations that...
  • Chicago revamps its SRO proposal

    Chicago revamps its SRO proposal
    Chicago has backed away from a proposal to regulate the redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels in the city, and instead will offer more options for building owners and developers while still requiring cash payments for displaced long-term tenants....
  • Aldermen question speed cameras

    Aldermen question speed cameras
    Aldermen on Wednesday raised questions about the speed camera ticketing system rolled out this year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking whether it is the best way to slow traffic and whether it is following state law. Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, raised the...
  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like. The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
  • Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
  • City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

    City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen
    The Chicago City Council’s watchdog sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen Tuesday, accusing them of hindering his investigative abilities by not properly funding the office. Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan’s lawsuit is the...
  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
  • Millions pledged to carry out CPS arts program

    Millions pledged to carry out CPS arts program
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials are set to announce Tuesday that private donors have pledged $10 million to help implement the district's plan to bolster arts education. The city has set a goal of raising $38 million to ensure...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Allagash Beer Dinner Hub 51 51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051 Chef Christian Eckmann prepares a three-course, family-style meal including eight-hour smoked beef short ribs, ahi tuna poke and butterscotch pudding with salted caramel paired with five...
  • Chicago needs a full-time mayor

    Now that Karen Lewis has left the race for mayor, it looks like Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be easily reelected. Unless some latter-day Jimmy Stewart (think "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") or Gary Cooper (and here, "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town") emerges, the...