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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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  • As in first round, no limits on fundraising in mayoral runoff

    As in first round, no limits on fundraising in mayoral runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s well-oiled fundraising operation will get to collect donations money without the constrictions of state limits in his race against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, thanks to $110,000 an Emanuel-aligned political action committee...
  • Can 'Chuy' give Rahm a run for his money?

    Can 'Chuy' give Rahm a run for his money?
    Four years ago, I was surprised by how early in the evening on election night President Barack Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the mayoral race in Chicago, a city whose elections are historically famous for long counts. Four years later,...
  • Chicago gets first deputy police chief

    The Chicago Police Department has its first ever deputy chief. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Friday that 28-year Chicago police veteran Eric Washington was selected for the role. Washington will oversee the...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the rating on $8.3 billion in general...
  • Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party

     Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party
    After forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff election to keep his job, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. That narrative seeks to...
  • Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races

     Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races
    Just as deep-pocketed business leaders are contributing cash to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintain a City Council that backs his agenda, major unions are doling out dollars to try to reshape a council more to their liking. Unions funded by rank-and-file...
  • Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS

    Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS
    "All short-term solutions to our budget crisis have been exhausted." — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to the Chicago Board of Education, Feb. 25, 2014 $1.1 billion. That is the looming budget deficit that Chicago Public...
  • Mayoral candidates to debate

    Mayoral candidates to debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are headed for a series of one-on-one debates as the Chicago mayor's race comes down to a six-week sprint to a runoff election. Emanuel's campaign announced Friday that the mayor had agreed to three...
  • Gov. Rauner says he's 'staying out' of Chicago mayor's race

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "staying out of" the Chicago mayor's race. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are facing off April 7. Emanuel and Rauner are friends and worked together during Emanuel's time as an...
  • Rutter: You might not be ready for Chicagopolis, our 51st state

    "You're Not Good Enough, You're Not Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Just Don't Like You. " Welcome to Rahm Emanuel and his morning-after-the-primary Stuart Smalley affirmation in front of the bathroom mirror. Of course, this dramatic rendering is...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...