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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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  • Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins

    Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants a Chicago casino and Gov. Bruce Rauner remains open to giving him one, but attempts to put a long-stalled deal together this month are running up against obstacles both old and new. The old: Putting together a gambling...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start his second term indoors with a May 18 swearing-in ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. It's a change from four years ago, when Emanuel accepted the baton from outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley on a sun-kissed morning before a...
  • As NFL starts draft, fans will get to play, dance and eat at festival

     As NFL starts draft, fans will get to play, dance and eat at festival
    Even before the National Football League's hyped up, three-day draft weekend extravaganza had begun, Justin Roberson was milling around the fenced-off area at Grant Park where most of the outdoor events would take place, trying to get a peek inside....
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows

     Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free sports tickets, transportation and a stay as a houseguest from friends and political donors last year, but he continues to accept such gifts from fewer friends. Emanuel is required to disclose gifts valued at more than...
  • Speak Out

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired Forrest Claypool as his chief of staff to try to straighten the city's pension crisis out. Here's the question for everybody — what about Mr. Claypool? How many pensions is he going to receive? Let's think about...
  • Wisconsin OKs Wisconsin Energy's acquisition of Integrys Energy

    Wisconsin OKs Wisconsin Energy's acquisition of Integrys Energy
    Illinois utility regulators are on the clock after their counterparts in Wisconsin on Thursday approved Wisconsin Energy's $5.7 billion deal to acquire Chicago-based Integrys Energy. Wisconsin regulators approved the proposed deal with some conditions,...
  • Kids think NFL draft in Chicago is about play

     Kids think NFL draft in Chicago is about play
    I've got some bad news for Mayor Rahm Emanuel from NFL "Draft Town." There were little kids running on the grass in the park on Thursday, just before the great reality TV show began. And the kids were not only running on the grass but kicking it,...
  • CPS faces Thursday deadline to offer union contract extension

     CPS faces Thursday deadline to offer union contract extension
    Chicago Public Schools officials have until Thursday to offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, a move that could bring an early conclusion to labor talks but would also delay some hard decisions to address the district's bleak...
  • NFL draft back in 'City of Big Shoulder Pads' for 7th time

    The NFL draft is back in the City of Big Shoulder Pads for a seventh time, expecting a much warmer reception than it got nearly 80 years ago from the very first pick in its very first draft. The man who stiff-armed the NFL back then at the draft in...
  • Emanuel outlines plan to end longtime debt practices

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has offered steps to phase out years-old debt practices he hopes will help improve Chicago's financial problems. Emanuel spoke Wednesday before business leaders of the Civic Federation. He was re-elected to a second term this month...