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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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  • CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags

    CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for...
  • Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget

     Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug massive budget and pension holes. Before having those tough talks on which taxes and fees the city should raise,...
  • Rahmonomics

    Rahmonomics
  • Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters

    Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters
    Chicago aldermen on Wednesday finally ended a deadlock on naming someone to give them analysis of big-ticket proposals coming out of the mayor's office, picking a onetime budget aide to former Gov. Pat Quinn. The selection of Ben Winick to head up the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton in town today for mayor's inauguration

    Bill Clinton in town today for mayor's inauguration
    Former President Bill Clinton will attend Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second inauguration ceremony Monday. The inauguration will take place at the Chicago Theatre, where the city's 50 aldermen also will take their oath of office. Emanuel and Clinton have a...