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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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  • Sweat equity and dibs

    After the Feb. 1 snowstorm, Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended Chicago’s informal but traditional “dibs” system of reserving parking spaces on public streets by saying folks who shoveled those spaces deserve them because of their “sweat...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • Rauner says next mayor should have 'financial sophistication'

    Rauner says next mayor should have 'financial sophistication'
    Gov. Bruce Rauner contended Friday that public employee unions are behind the political decisions that drive how Illinois’ largest city is governed and said until that factor is eliminated, “Chicago is lost.” The Republican governor,...
  • An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax
    Allusions to the notion that Chicago is really two cities — one increasingly poor, the other increasingly affluent — are going to dominate the remainder of the Rahm Emanuel vs. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia mayoral campaign. Because it's true,...
  • Funeral held for Ald. JoAnn Thompson

    Funeral held for Ald. JoAnn Thompson
    Chicago Ald. JoAnn Thompson was eulogized at her funeral Monday, a week after she died of heart failure while locked in a fight for re-election to represent her South Side ward. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who backed Thompson's re-election bid and featured...
  • Politicians pick sides in 29th Ward alderman race

    Politicians pick sides in 29th Ward alderman race
    With the battle for Chicago's 29th Ward aldermanic seat heading to a runoff, local politicians are picking sides in the race between Ald. Deborah Graham and Chris Taliaferro. Graham brought in 4,358 votes on Election Day, Feb. 24, netting her 40.65...
  • Politics and schools

    Last week’s mayoral election and the results of the advisory referendum that overwhelmingly approved the concept of an elected school board tell us something about politics as it applies to public education in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Public parks are sacred

    Without open, clear and free public parks, Chicago would be an oppressive place to live. The world-class cities of the world boast world-class public parks.   In the late 1800s, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of the parks,...
  • Obama plays politics

    President Barack Obama said that it’s not proper for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give a speech before a joint session of Congress just ahead of his election. OK, then why did Obama pay a visit to Mayor Rahm Emanuel just prior to...
  • Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth

    Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth
    He should have closed a hundred schools, not 50. But even Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accused now of being tone-deaf to the concerns of common folk, knew better in 2013 than to ask Chicagoans to confront the city's grim realities all at once. So even though...
  • Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say

     Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say
    With President Barack Obama expected within weeks to pick the site of his presidential library and museum, the two local finalists are planning a unity breakfast designed to bring West Side and South Side supporters together in a common goal —...