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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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  • Chicago needs a vibrant downtown

    Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has unfortunately made his campaign against Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a struggle between economic classes. If the mayor appears to be preferring the wealthier downtown neighborhoods to fixing the problems of others, it is...
  • Emanuel trying to avoid second embarrassment in Chicago race

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago one day this week where roughly 1,400 African-American women had gathered for a lunch and campaign rally. Playing to the crowd, he stressed the important role women had...
  • Garcia winning Latino vote, but Emanuel has hold on sizable portion

    Garcia winning Latino vote, but Emanuel has hold on sizable portion
    Radio host Vicente Serrano spared no emotion as he took to the stage in the historic Logan Square Auditorium last month to fire up a Latino unity rally where mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was billed as the main attraction. "This is something...
  • Judge: Chicago agency must allow anti-Emanuel leaflets

    Judge: Chicago agency must allow anti-Emanuel leaflets
    The Chicago Transit Authority must allow workers to hand out leaflets in break rooms opposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid, a federal judge ordered Thursday, concluding the union's allegations that the agency undercut free-speech rights guaranteed...
  • Chuy or Rahm? The Big Indecision

    Chuy or Rahm? The Big Indecision
    "Who are you voting for in the mayor's race?" "I'm still not sure. You?" "Same." In recent weeks I've been part of or listened to many conversations about next Tuesday's election between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner...
  • Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool

    Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool
    Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Thursday that an expanded pre-kindergarten program touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't met the needs of working parents and criticized the potential for large financial institutions to profit off underwriting the...
  • Why do people keep talking about getting naked in congressional gyms?

    Why do people keep talking about getting naked in congressional gyms?
    Vice President Joe Biden shared some affectionate reminiscences this week about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, including a tale in which the senior senator from Massachusetts introduced the then-young pup to the chamber's elder statesmen — in the locker...
  • Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'

    Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'
    Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did. He told me that he crossed the line in...
  • Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate

    Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign. Garcia, a Cook County...
  • Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better

    Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going up Wednesday night with what could be his closing TV ad of the campaign, another spot in which he says he gets the message that he needs to do a better job. The ad, titled "Better," features the mayor speaking directly to the...
  • Unions, progressives try to shape City Council

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council
    The same unions and left-leaning organizations backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in his effort to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next week's runoff election also have joined forces to shape a City Council more to their liking. The aim is to grow the thin...