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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: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'

    Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the morning after the election the same way he usually does: greeting voters at the 95th Street CTA Red Line station to accept a wave of congratulations and hear their expectations. "You're the right man for the job," said one...
  • Money and the mayor

    We all knew in the abstract that money infects politics, but the Chicago mayoral election brought this literally home. Ads for Rahm Emanuel were ubiquitous, many of them attack ads. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia did not have the money to refute them...
  • Four more years

    I am an avid believer that the electorate gets what it votes for in elections or doesn’t when it refuses to register and exercise that privilege. So whatever Mayor Rahm Emanuel represents or doesn’t, he has received four more years as Chicago&...
  • Dictator Emanuel

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won Tuesday’s election as a result of his ability to solicit campaign funds during the last several years in anticipation of seeking re-election. The mayor campaigned for four years, while his opponent, Jesus “Chuy”...
  • Rahm's got a plan

    This armchair observer from the suburbs disagrees with the comments of Tribune columnist John Kass about money being the mayoral election decider. Whether or not people agree with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he has plans. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia didn&...
  • Rahm's lessons for Hillary

    Rahm's lessons for Hillary
    If Hillary Clinton wants to read the heart of the Democratic Party as the 2016 presidential campaign cycle begins, she should look homeward: To Chicago. Because here, in the aftermath of establishment Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election victory over...
  • Newly re-elected Emanuel greets Chicago commuters

    Newly re-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel has stopped by the Red Line's 95th Street station to greet commuters after his runoff victory. Emanuel shook hands, posed for selfies and received hugs from supporters Wednesday morning. And he spent time listening...
  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
  • If the mayor needs a few good Blackhawks ...

    If the mayor needs a few good Blackhawks ...
    So Chicago's got Rahm Emanuel in the mayor's office for another four years. Regardless of how you may have voted, he's going to need a staff.  The Blackhawks roster would be a fine place to start. As illustrated in their 2-1 loss to Minnesota on...
  • Emanuel's campaign strategy a political three-step

    Emanuel's campaign strategy a political three-step
    On a recent Saturday morning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel took to the sidewalks in Galewood to knock on the doors of three homes his campaign staff had selected for a visit as TV cameras and reporters looked on. But something unexpected happened during his...
  • Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel

    Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel
    Shirley Simmons had finished lunch on a recent Friday afternoon when mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia knocked on her door in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex to ask about life on the Far South Side. The two talked gang violence, then...