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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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  • A Temple of Obama on public land? That's the Chicago Way

    A Temple of Obama on public land? That's the Chicago Way
    If there's one thing Chicago needs, and quickly, it's a Temple of Obama. How else can the city worship a demigod? The Temple of Obama will be built on public parkland whether the public likes it or not, because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is campaigning for...
  • Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library

    Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday will introduce an ordinance to transfer at least 20 acres of public parkland to the city if President Barack Obama decides to build his library and museum in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the South Side,...
  • Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes

    Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to make the case he's done on a good job on crime during his four years in office while acknowledging that many Chicagoans don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods. The mayor's speech on public safety came as...
  • Council vote expected on landlord ordinance

    Council vote expected on landlord ordinance
    The Chicago City Council meets Wednesday and is expected to vote on an ordinance to rein in "bad landlords" and a host of other items before Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen return to the campaign trail for the Feb. 24 city election. The landlord...
  • Challengers continue to lag behind Emanuel on fundraising

    Challengers continue to lag behind Emanuel on fundraising
    Mayoral challengers Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia continue to lag far behind Mayor Rahm Emanuel in fundraising as the campaign enters the stretch run, according to state finance records. Fioretti had $196,071 in his...
  • Fioretti to introduce ticket amnesty plan

    Fioretti to introduce ticket amnesty plan
    Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti will introduce a plan to the City Council this week to wipe away late fees on unpaid parking tickets in order to convince people to pay up. It's far from a sure thing his plan will gain traction in the City Council...
  • City to go after 'bad landlords' over smoke detectors, heat

    City to go after 'bad landlords' over smoke detectors, heat
    A City Council panel on Tuesday endorsed a measure to make doing business tougher for landlords who don't maintain smoke detectors, provide adequate heat or comply with other safety requirements in their buildings. The Budget and Zoning committees...
  • CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment

    CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment
    A 60-acre site in the Pilsen neighborhood, once reviled for its smoke-belching power plant that contributed to premature deaths and asthma, could be redeveloped into a Chicago Transit Authority bus garage, park and nature walk. The mayor's office is set...
  • First African-American president deserves place in a presidential park

    First African-American president deserves place in a presidential park
    President Barack Obama wants his library built in a Chicago park. Why else would Mayor Rahm Emanuel organize two public hearings — with more than 1,000 people in the audience and two of his opponents at the microphone six weeks before an...
  • Firefighters union endorses Emanuel for re-election

    Firefighters union endorses Emanuel for re-election
    The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term, the mayor's campaign said Friday. It's a turnabout for Emanuel, whose first couple of years in office were marked by him leaving the door open to closing firehouses and...
  • Helping children succeed

    When he laid out his education priorities for the next four years, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made it clear that while Chicago has made great strides in its educational outcomes, we still have a long way to go. The mayor plans to expand high-quality education...