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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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  • Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'

    Ald. Burke's lobbying bonanza ethanol bill is spared under council 'kill ordinance'
    A powerful alderman's controversial push to require most Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol is still alive after the newly seated City Council on Wednesday exempted the measure from a routine housecleaning that wiped out most...
  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...
  • Emanuel delays $383 million in borrowing after credit downgrade

    Emanuel delays $383 million in borrowing after credit downgrade
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to delay borrowing $383 million to restructure debt — a move that buys him time to try to get a better interest rate after last week's double downgrade of the city's credit to junk status. Late last month, Emanuel...
  • Rahm Emanuel pivots from disadvantaged youth to tech talk

    Rahm Emanuel pivots from disadvantaged youth to tech talk
    On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off his second term on the Chicago Theatre stage with an inauguration address that focused on the importance of saving at-risk young people in the city's poorest neighborhoods from becoming a "lost generation" that...
  • Thanks, Mayor Emanuel. All of us needed that speech about young Chicagoans

    Thanks, Mayor Emanuel. All of us needed that speech about young Chicagoans
    Yes, he was changing the subject from Chicago's wretched finances. Yes, his words were provocative but not controversial — who opposes better futures for boys and girls born into poverty and disorder? But with his 19-minute inaugural address...
  • Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk

    Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk
    State lawmakers on Thursday quickly approved a measure aimed at providing legal protections for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to build President Barack Obama's presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The legislation clarifies that the...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths. The mayor's decision to home in on...
  • Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing

    Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing
    Chicago's 13 new aldermen had seats onstage at the Chicago Theatre for the celebratory pomp and circumstance at Monday's inauguration ceremony, but along with the oath of office came a cold dose of reality. The days of campaign promises are over, and...
  • Mayor, 50 aldermen to be sworn in Monday

    Mayor, 50 aldermen to be sworn in Monday
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's 50 aldermen and other elected city officials will take the oath of office at a Monday morning inauguration ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., with Emanuel kicking off his second term...
  • Taliaferro sworn in as new 29th Ward alderman

    Taliaferro sworn in as new 29th Ward alderman
    As Chris Taliaferro's name was called out to be sworn in as alderman Monday, a loud "woof" rang out from the audience. The high-pitched growl of acknowledgment came from Taliaferro's older brother, Marvin, 51, from Atlanta, who was in attendance at...