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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • 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...
  • New police contract could help Emanuel

    New police contract could help Emanuel
    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 would not...
  • 10 things you might not know about wine

    10 things you might not know about wine
    Last Sunday, a front-page Tribune story examined the friendship of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and included a photo of them each carrying a bottle of wine during a 2010 outing in Montana. The wine held by...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one

    Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he has worked together for years with Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but declined to discuss how their personal relationship might affect their political one. The wealthy venture capitalist,...
  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

    Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage
    With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees working for city contractors. There was one key...
  • Emanuel paid back $14,000 in travel costs to 'make it right'

    Emanuel paid back $14,000 in travel costs to 'make it right'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he reimbursed the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses “to make it right” after a Tribune story that found he spent taxpayer money on trips during which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign...
  • Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

    Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would push aldermen to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour no matter what Springfield lawmakers do on the issue this year. Previously, the mayor had declined to say whether the city would move...