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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's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • Chicago will keep $7.7M from quiet change in yellow light standard

    Chicago will keep $7.7M from quiet change in yellow light standard
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will not refund $7.7 million in red light camera tickets it collected after quietly lowering the yellow light standard, the city's transportation chief said Tuesday. The mayor told the Tribune earlier this month...
  • A Rahm kind of Halloween

    A Rahm kind of Halloween
    The red light ticket scandal just gets worse and worse. Now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head of the Chicago Department of Transportation, Rebekah Scheinfeld, announced that the tickets issued after the administration under handedly shortened the yellow...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Rival says Emanuel has given up on schools, crime

    Rival says Emanuel has given up on schools, crime
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given up on Chicago's public safety and its public schools, new mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Wednesday in his first public appearance since announcing his fledgling campaign. While Garcia criticized Emanuel for...
  • Rauner, Quinn squabble over who deserves credit for digital lab

    Rauner, Quinn squabble over who deserves credit for digital lab
    The Illinois governor’s race on Thursday turned into bickering over who deserves credit for the creation of a new digital manufacturing lab on Goose Island, as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said it was his “brainchild” that...
  • Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says

     Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says
    The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council. The department now has 587 vacancies, with plans to hire only...
  • Pipe fitters tout Emanuel support with billboard

    The statewide election hasn't even arrived yet in the close contest for governor and other county, state and federal races, but one local labor organization already is trumpeting its public support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a prominent billboard along a...
  • Emanuel's top attorney: Watchdog had no right to sue

    Emanuel's top attorney: Watchdog had no right to sue
    City Hall's top lawyer Friday gave a hint at his legal strategy in defending Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen in a lawsuit the City Council's internal watchdog filed against them, saying Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan did not have the...
  • Emanuel backs Quinn, but governor doesn't return the favor

    Emanuel backs Quinn, but governor doesn't return the favor
    While Mayor Rahm Emanuel let politics trump friendship in backing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, Quinn didn't return the favor Friday when asked if Emanuel deserves another term in office. "I am going to deal with...
  • Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video

    Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video
    A battle with brain cancer prevented Karen Lewis from trying to knock off Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but Friday she backed a man she thinks can finish the job: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, announced this week that he would run for...