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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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  • Soldier Field expansion would be a mistake

    What is it about Soldier Field that makes Chicago mayors lose their judgment? The renovation completed in 2003 was one of the worst blots on Mayor Richard Daley's record, burdening taxpayers with $432 million in costs and giving the Bears the smallest...
  • Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories

    Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories
    My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking-meter kiosks. My pulse can accelerate when I see hundreds of yards of gratuitous wrought-iron...
  • Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign

    Democrats, Republicans waste little time launching fall campaign
    Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead. Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
  • Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback

    Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback
    Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers' fell short Tuesday in his attempt at a political comeback following a public corruption conviction, finishing third in a five-way Democratic primary contest for Cook County Board that drew the attention of...
  • Democrats use optics in first salvo in class war

     Democrats use optics in first salvo in class war
    Somewhere there must still be taverns offering pickled pig's feet and hard-boiled eggs with a shot and a beer and black coffee chasers — just the kind of breakfast that "real workingmen" eat. So have faith. Before the November elections, Gov....
  • There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...
  • Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role

    A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
  • Morning after primary: Talk shows and sharp elbows

    Morning after primary: Talk shows and sharp elbows
    On the morning news shows and dueling party unity events, the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate wasted little time in promoting primary victories and throwing some elbows at their opponents. In his first TV appearance...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 20

    Falling dangers I was just about to write a pithy, and I thought humorous, piece about falling ice when the news came that a woman's windshield was hit by a big piece of it while she was driving. My timing may be less than impeccable, but as long as she...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER
    Hot time, summer in the city, and the third episode of "Chicagoland" is filled with fireworks of all sorts. For those of you who like and admire our mayor, this episode is a feast of favorable scenes. For those who do not like and admire the mayor, this...
  • Quinn vs. Rauner: Let the class war begin

     Quinn vs. Rauner: Let the class war begin
    What will the campaign for governor of Illinois look like between liberal Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner? Fists raised, mouths twisted in anger. Think of "Les Miserables" on bad acid, a constant, pounding tribal dialogue...