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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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  • With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim

    With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim
    Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition. On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
  • Emanuel budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions

    Emanuel budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday gave his own take on his first-term accomplishments while presenting his 2015 budget proposal to the City Council, a speech that was as much a re-election pitch as a plan to manage the city’s tricky finances. The...
  • Campaign contribution limits off in Chicago mayor's race

    Campaign contribution limits off in Chicago mayor's race
    It just got a little easier for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's well-financed re-election campaign to continue to build on its massive fundraising advantage, after a little-known mayoral candidate put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign and lifted state...
  • Chicago's red light camera debacle

     Chicago's red light camera debacle
    If you want to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, you'd be smart to get a ladder and run around the city taking down the red-light cameras. You'd win a lot of votes. Especially after Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, in a blistering report Friday,...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages

     Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to raise taxes on drivers who park in garages, those who own luxury skyboxes at Chicago stadiums and companies that try to avoid city taxes by making purchases in the suburbs to balance next year's budget, aides said Monday. The...
  • Cubs, Selig break ground on Wrigley project

    The Sports Xchange Cubs, Selig break ground on Wrigley project The Chicago Cubs officially broke ground on their Wrigley Field renovation project on Saturday with a ceremony that included Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig in attendance....
  • Rahm Emanuel's favorite beers and bars in Chicago

     Rahm Emanuel's favorite beers and bars in Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the idea came to him while he was swimming: Why not push Chicago as a beer destination? "You can count your laps while you're swimming, or you noodle on an idea," the mayor said. "I was getting ready for a quarterly tourism...
  • Chicago teachers' union head won't run against Mayor Emanuel

    (Reuters) - Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who had surgery last week for a serious illness, will not run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in city elections next year, her exploratory committee said on Monday. "Karen Lewis has decided to not...
  • Council tricks deny voters voice on schools

    Council tricks deny voters voice on schools
    In the 1992 presidential campaign, President George H.W. Bush made a memorable gaffe. While speaking to a group of workers in New Hampshire, he read aloud a cue in his speech that writers had intended as an emotive stage instruction: "Message: I care."...