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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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  • $7 million more to go toward Union Station fixes

    $7 million more to go toward Union Station fixes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin and other officials announced Friday that $7 million has been earmarked to help plan fixes at aging Union Station. Emanuel returned to his argument that the West Loop train station can be a key point as Chicago tries...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part

    Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part
    With his re-election victory Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his lease on a municipal fixer-upper, one with buckling and painful-to-repair financial underpinnings caused by decades of deferred maintenance. Some of the mayor's first-term repairs were...
  • Willie Wilson pushed race into runoff

    First, congratulations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on winning re-election and kudos to Commissioner Jesus Garcia for his efforts in forcing the mayor to humble himself. But after reading numerous stories from reporters and hearing the opinions of many...
  • A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?

    A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?
    Less than two hours after the polls closed on Tuesday, it was clear that Rahm Emanuel had won Chicago's first mayoral runoff election. Quick, now: Who won the City Council? A cursory nose count shows a lopsided majority comprised of aldermen who have...
  • Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes

    Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday got to introduce his former White House colleague, Valerie Jarrett, who was back home to make the case that more workers need to be given paid maternity leave. During his opening remarks at the "Lead on Leave" event at the...
  • CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign

    CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign
    The head of a Chicago Public Schools principals' group again condemned privatized school custodian contracts Thursday, including an $80 million deal connected to NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, another of whose firms has since donated $250,000...
  • On 'Daily Show,' Stewart calls out Chicago for re-electing Emanuel

     On 'Daily Show,' Stewart calls out Chicago for re-electing Emanuel
    "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took Chicago to the woodshed Wednesday night for re-electing Rahm Emanuel to a second term as mayor. "Chicago, congratulations, you Rolling Stoned that (expletive)," Stewart said of Emanuel's win, in an apparent reference...
  • Magic Johnson still gets assists, Mr. T on TV and lost interest in CDs

    Magic Johnson still gets assists, Mr. T on TV and lost interest in CDs
    Interesting to see the link between NBA great Magic Johnson's donations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city business deals. Magic always knew how to work the give-and-go. Mr. T has been named host of the DIY Network show "I Pity the Tool." Not only can...
  • Emanuel acknowledges challenges in 2nd Chicago mayoral term

    After surviving an unexpectedly tough campaign for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that Chicago's challenges "don't need to be made harder if I have a stylistic issue" but gave few details about how he'll change his approach. Emanuel was...
  • Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack

    Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack
    An exhausted but upbeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel soaked in his re-election victory Wednesday, thanking voters, reflecting on campaign strategy and asking reporters to cut him some slack. After greeting morning commuters at the 95th Street Red Line station,...
  • John Kass: Rahm Emanuel's lessons for Hillary Clinton

    If Hillary Clinton wants to read the heart of the Democratic Party as the 2016 presidential campaign cycle begins, she should look homeward: To Chicago. Because here, in the aftermath of establishment Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election victory over the...