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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 expands fundraising lead

    Emanuel expands fundraising lead
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to press his fundraising advantage with less than a month to go before the mayoral election, according to state campaign finance reports. Emanuel announced Tuesday night that he had received another $427,499 in contributions...
  • The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    I admire the passion and eloquence of perennial mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls. He was the first of the four challengers to incumbent Rahm Emanuel to jump in and mix it up during Tuesday morning's debate in front of the Tribune Editorial Board,...
  • It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race

    It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race
    On Feb. 24, Chicago voters will be asked to choose among five candidates for mayor. One of them is Rahm Emanuel. The other four are not. That was the most obvious takeaway from the 90 minutes we spent Tuesday with the candidates, who debated each...
  • Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?
    It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman. How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...
  • Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools

     Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools
    It was another sellout crowd for the 9th annual Soccer Ball benefiting Urban Initiatives at Morgan Manufacturing in the Fulton Market district Jan. 23. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed multiple food stations, open bars, dancing, a photo booth, silent and...
  • Municipal Elections 2015: Mayoral candidates, referendums

    Municipal Elections 2015: Mayoral candidates, referendums
    When municipal elections roll around on Feb. 24, Chicago voters will choose a mayor, aldermen and vote on non-binding referendums. Here's a look at the mayoral candidates and those referendums. CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR (in alphabetical order) RAHM EMANUEL,...
  • Attorney for family of Ernie Banks says Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack

    Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in...
  • Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards

    Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday that nonbinding referendums calling for an elected school board on next month's mayoral ballot are a politically inspired effort to "trick" voters at the polls because the concept is going nowhere in Springfield....
  • Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns

    Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns
    Nearly 50 candidates for the Chicago City Council have signed a pledge to work for the removal of red light and speed cameras. On Tuesday, when the Tribune hosts the first mayoral debate of the 2015 campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the only...
  • Blackhawks, City Hall can lift up West Side with decked parking

    Blackhawks, City Hall can lift up West Side with decked parking
    Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said last week the team plans to build a two-rink practice facility on or near United Center land somewhere in Ald. Walter Burnett Jr.'s fast-growing Near West Side ward. But. Wirtz wants Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assistance...
  • Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.

    Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.
    While many South Side residents share the hope that the library honoring the first African-American president will be built in the community where President Barack Obama rose to prominence, some are suspicious of the University of Chicago's motives for...