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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 Riverwalk extension no cakewalk

    Chicago Riverwalk extension no cakewalk
    Building land on water isn't an everyday job, and the $100 million project to extend the Chicago Riverwalk requires more than getting toes wet. Just ask Randy Howland, who heads a team of divers in the welding and carpentry trades. The divers are in the...
  • Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field

    Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field
    The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season. The Ricketts family will hold a political fundraiser at the ballpark on Aug. 12 for Pete Ricketts, the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska....
  • Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed
    Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...
  • Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post

    Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest. Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

    City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
  • Emanuel downplays 'wine picture' with Rauner

    Emanuel downplays 'wine picture' with Rauner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he thinks Bruce Rauner's positions on the minimum wage and education are more important in the race for governor than the wealthy Republican's membership in a ritzy wine club. "Voters will decide whether to make a...
  • Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza

    Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's worst nightmare — just loves the Moutza of the Month column. And today is the day we award the Moutza of the Month for August. So get your hands ready, with the...
  • Cabbies to protest city rules

    Cabbies to protest city rules
    Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living. Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
  • Chicago police to get 11 percent raise over 5 years

    Chicago police to get 11 percent raise over 5 years
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced a tentative contract deal with the Fraternal Order of Police, a development that could ease tensions with the city’s largest union going into next year’s election. Administration and union officials...
  • Swim at your own risk

    When I was younger, we always swam in Lake Michigan. Today I read that if you swim in the lake after Sept. 3, you can be fined $500. What is the city afraid of?  Chicago is a city of over-regulation gone nuts. Come on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, you know you swam...