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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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  • Burge reparations deal a product of long negotiations

    Burge reparations deal a product of long negotiations
    For one attorney, the pursuit of former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and the torture of African-Americans spanned a good portion of his career, nearly three decades in which disbelief that detectives abused suspects gave way to acceptance and legal...
  • Emanuel's useless CPS promise

    Emanuel's useless CPS promise
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel bragged in his re-election campaign that thanks to him there is now all-day kindergarten for all Chicago Public Schools students. Yet one month later, it is announced that CPS is broke and that teachers must expect a 7 percent salary...
  • Chicago City Council honors late Cardinal Francis George

    Chicago's City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have paid tribute to the late Cardinal Francis George. Aldermen, the mayor and Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz-SOO'-pich) took turns praising the late leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago during Wednesday's...
  • Dear Rahm: Please don't send CPS teachers packing

     Dear Rahm: Please don't send CPS teachers packing
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Please don't make Chicago Public Schools teacher an even less attractive career choice. Please consider our city's more than 500 public schools the same way you consider its gleaming lakefront, enviable green spaces, world-...
  • Emanuel's 'people plazas' contract spurs questions about ads, exclusion

    Emanuel's 'people plazas' contract spurs questions about ads, exclusion
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking the City Council on Wednesday to approve a contract for "people plazas" on small, city-owned vacant lots around Chicago, a deal that doesn't disclose who gets to sell advertising and that allows the company to grade itself...
  • Watered-down red light camera proposal advances

    Watered-down red light camera proposal advances
    Chicago aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a watered-down red light camera ordinance that calls for community meetings and a study of the controversial program but fails to address many of the problems of failed oversight and unfair...
  • Moody's blues: A closer look at Chicago's dire fiscal future

    Moody's blues: A closer look at Chicago's dire fiscal future
    Chicagoans, pay close attention to a new warning from Moody's Investors Service: The city must solve the crisis devouring its public employee pension funds, but even if it does, there's extremely rough going ahead. "In our opinion, the pursuit of...
  • CTA veteran Dorval Carter to return from D.C. to run transit agency

    CTA veteran Dorval Carter to return from D.C. to run transit agency
    Dorval Carter Jr., a former acting CTA president whose career in public transit in Chicago and Washington has spanned more than 30 years, will be named the transit agency's new leader Tuesday, officials said Monday. Carter, who will become the first...
  • Emanuel picks new CTA chief, hopes he can deliver Washington funding

    Emanuel picks new CTA chief, hopes he can deliver Washington funding
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Dorval Carter Jr. as the new CTA president Tuesday at a bus garage, immediately making it clear that he expects the federal transit official to bring home pots of money from Washington. Carter, currently acting chief of...
  • Council panel endorses $5.5 million reparations fund for Burge victims

    Council panel endorses $5.5 million reparations fund for Burge victims
    Setting aside concerns that the heirs of torture victims of notorious Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge would get short shrift, a City Council committee on Tuesday endorsed a $5.5 million reparations package for those preyed upon by Burge and his so-called...
  • CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says

    CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Tuesday that the school district is asking teachers to take a 7 percent pay cut in their next contract, an offer that portends tough negotiations in the weeks to come. The union did not specify how the proposed pay cut...