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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 warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix

    Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year. The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
  • How to save our city

    How to save our city
    On Friday I will release my plan to restore fiscal sanity to our city. First, it is important to remember how we got here. Over four years, the Emanuel administration has systematically weakened the city's bond ratings and our fiscal health. Residents...
  • Mayoral candidate Garcia presents financial plan for Chicago

    Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia's long-awaited financial plan includes county-city collaboration and calling for full audits, but doesn't mention how revenues will be raised. The Cook County commissioner presented an approach Friday that was short...
  • Enough is enough, Emanuel

    Everyone makes mistakes, of course. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “apology” for his admitted mistakes in his TV ad is driving me to the point of running to grab the remote and hitting the mute button. Enough is enough. Our mayor must stop...
  • Find a new Lucas museum site while you can

     Find a new Lucas museum site while you can
    The ruling stops well short of saying that filmmaker George Lucas cannot put a museum on Chicago's lakefront. U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah only rejected a City Hall motion to quash a lawsuit objecting to such a land grab for the benefit of the "Star...
  • Rauner indefinitely suspends state grants for parks projects

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended state grants for park district construction projects as Illinois faces an estimated $1.6 billion budget deficit. The indefinite suspension affects parks projects across the state, including ones in Decatur,...
  • Aldermen give nod to Obama library land transfer

    Aldermen give nod to Obama library land transfer
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday took a step toward turning over parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library, giving preliminary approval to an ordinance that would allow the transfer of one of two University of Chicago locations for the library...
  • Can the red light cameras be saved? (Should they?)

     Can the red light cameras be saved? (Should they?)
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to reform the city's scandal-ridden red light camera program. Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia says if he's elected, he'll end it "on day one." If this were a game show, the host might take this moment to ask, "Is that your final...
  • Chicagoans face dismal choices

    The Bears choosing to keep Jay Cutler as their starting quarterback over Jimmy Clausen is like Chicagoans choosing between Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor. Nobody will win either way. Where's Monty Brewster to tell us to...
  • Rev. Willie T. Barrow, activist and civil rights icon, dies at 90

    Rev. Willie T. Barrow, activist and civil rights icon, dies at 90
    The Rev. Willie T. Barrow, the longtime civil rights leader known as "The Little Warrior" who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma and helped found the organization that became the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, died early Thursday following a...
  • Speed cameras are also problem

    It's about time that the red light cameras got the attention they deserve, but let's not ignore the speed cameras. Some were put up in areas where accidents due to speed are not a problem. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel said they would be put by schools and...