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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 tale of Twitter, parodies and police

    A tale of Twitter, parodies and police
    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as...
  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • John Kass: Jimmy Fallon's coming, but where are the activists?

    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Semester 'abroad' at 1871 could keep tech talent in Illinois

    Semester 'abroad' at 1871 could keep tech talent in Illinois
    During an appearance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, 1871 Chief Executive Howard Tullman floated one of the best solutions I've heard in a long time for stemming the exodus of technology talent to the coasts. Tullman wants to create a semester...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...
  • Emanuel pushes to reduce penalties for minor drug possession statewide

    Emanuel pushes to reduce penalties for minor drug possession statewide
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide and to reduce the penalty to a misdemeanor for those caught with 1 gram or less of any controlled substance. During 90 minutes of testimony before...
  • Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll

    Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll
    Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked this  question: The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
  • Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

    Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race
    As Ald. Bob Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills. Since 1999, Fioretti and...
  • Jimmy Fallon announces 'Tonight Show' return to Chicago

    Jimmy Fallon announces 'Tonight Show' return to Chicago
    Jimmy Fallon appears to be getting smarter. The first time the "Tonight Show" host made a bet with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about the reading prowess of Chicago schoolchildren, he ended up swimming in Lake Michigan in winter. This time, Fallon...