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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 scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims

    Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sought to put to rest one of its most persistent scandals, proposing a $5.5 million reparations fund for dozens of torture victims connected to former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue...
  • Proposed skyscraper could be third-tallest -- or fifth-tallest -- in Chicago

    Proposed skyscraper could be third-tallest -- or fifth-tallest -- in Chicago
    The outlines of what could be Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project's developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower — a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of...
  • List of architects for Chicago Biennial begins to take shape

    List of architects for Chicago Biennial begins to take shape
    Emphasizing fresh faces and ideas instead of star architects and their familiar styles, organizers of the fledgling Chicago Architecture Biennial on Tuesday announced their first list of participating architects and artists as well as a $1 million gift...
  • Norridge gets second noise monitor to measure O'Hare sounds

    Norridge gets second noise monitor to measure O'Hare sounds
    A new airplane noise monitor was installed near Giles School this month under a 10-year deal with the city of Chicago that provides the monitor at no cost to the village. Norridge made it onto the list of eight communities Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration

     Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration
    After many years at City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is calling it quits. On Monday, Lisa Schrader confirmed in an email that she is leaving her government job in late May to pursue undetermined opportunities in the private sector....
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • Chicago to host James Beard Awards for two more years

    Chicago to host James Beard Awards for two more years
    In an unexpected announcement, the James Beard Foundation said Thursday that Chicago will host its annual awards gala for two additional years starting in 2016. Through negotiations with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, Choose Chicago (the tourism arm of...
  • $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...