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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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  • Tribune study: Chicago red light cameras provide few safety benefits

    Tribune study: Chicago red light cameras provide few safety benefits
    Chicago's red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a first-ever scientific study that found the nation's largest camera program is responsible for increasing some types of injury crashes...
  • Emanuel heading to Chile for holidays, despite possible criticism

    Emanuel heading to Chile for holidays, despite possible criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon take his annual holiday family vacation to Chile, a move he acknowledged opens him up to criticism just two months before he seeks re-election. Past Emanuel family trips have helped fuel the narrative from critics that he's...
  • Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

     Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online about bidding for City Hall contracts if he's re-elected. Not mentioned during the question-and-answer session with the...
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...
  • Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board

    Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board
    Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago Teachers Union and other groups are trying to keep the spotlight on their call for an elected school board with a Wednesday morning news conference. They will also call on the mayor's hand-picked school board...
  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...
  • Campaign donation limits

    Campaign donation limits
    Eric Zorn has concocted a cracked conspiracy theory to explain my $100,000 contribution to my mayoral campaign and has essentially accused me of violating campaign finance law (“Illinois should dump campaign donation limits,” Dec. 7). Never...
  • Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago

     Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago
    Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vow to rid Chicago of dusty piles of petroleum coke, a company is moving forward with plans to enclose towering mounds of the refinery byproduct on the Southeast Side. KCBX Terminals, a firm controlled by industrialists...
  • Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off

    Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raked in another $533,000 for his re-election run, almost all of it thanks to the fact that the state's campaign contribution limits don't apply to the mayor's race. Much of Emanuel's latest campaign haul, reported to state...
  • Mayor cuts ribbon at Little Village park

    Mayor cuts ribbon at Little Village park
    Near the site of a former coal plant in Little Village, dozens of young children climbed over a green and blue jungle gym and explored the grounds of the neighborhood's first and only park during a ribbon-cutting Sunday. Tentatively called La Villita, or...
  • Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general

     Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday. Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...