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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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  • Closing arguments target 'romantic relationship' in Park Grill clout case

    Closing arguments target 'romantic relationship' in Park Grill clout case
    A clout-heavy group of investors was handed an illegal and unfair lease to run a lucrative restaurant in a prime spot in Millennium Park, and got it with the help of a Park District official who was having an affair with one of them, a city lawyer said...
  • Rahm Emanuel is not a patriot

    Rahm Emanuel is not a patriot
    As an Army, infantry veteran of the U.S. war against the people of Vietnam, I find it disgraceful to live in a city where the mayor doesn’t understand patriotism. A true patriot stands up for we the people. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will smile and wave...
  • Navy Pier boozers may get to sip and stroll under Emanuel proposal

    Navy Pier boozers may get to sip and stroll under Emanuel proposal
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to loosen Navy Pier restrictions, so visitors can walk around while downing booze. Because drunker tourists make everything better. The official Scrabble Word List has approved about 6,500 new words, the BBC says. It's cazh...
  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...
  • CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags

    CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for...
  • Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget

     Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug massive budget and pension holes. Before having those tough talks on which taxes and fees the city should raise,...
  • Rahmonomics

    Rahmonomics
  • Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters

    Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters
    Chicago aldermen on Wednesday finally ended a deadlock on naming someone to give them analysis of big-ticket proposals coming out of the mayor's office, picking a onetime budget aide to former Gov. Pat Quinn. The selection of Ben Winick to head up the...
  • Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'

    Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'
    A powerful alderman's controversial push to require most Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol is still alive after the newly seated City Council on Wednesday exempted the measure from a routine housecleaning that wiped out most...
  • As Goodman builds 'the Alice,' the word 'engagement' has some buzz

    As Goodman builds 'the Alice,' the word 'engagement' has some buzz
    On Tuesday, the Goodman Theatre formally announced its new Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, a $15 million endeavor named for a beloved late trustee. Dedicated to educational programs, the campaign will fund the development and...
  • Emanuel delays $383 million in borrowing after credit downgrade

    Emanuel delays $383 million in borrowing after credit downgrade
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to delay borrowing $383 million to restructure debt — a move that buys him time to try to get a better interest rate after last week's double downgrade of the city's credit to junk status. Late last month, Emanuel...