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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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  • Chicago issues ride-sharing licenses to Lyft, Sidecar

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced his administration had issued the first city licenses to two ride-sharing companies, as lawmakers in Springfield consider voting this week to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill that would impose tougher...
  • Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich begins the celebration

    Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich begins the celebration
    Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich began three days of ceremony tonight as he knocked on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral three times and was welcomed into the downtown centerpiece of his new Chicago home. Tonight’s ceremony was not the official...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
  • New site for Lucas Museum

    Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin's pieces on the Lucas Museum should earn him another Pulitzer Prize. A recent column beautifully brings together the important work of Friends of the Parks, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and...
  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
  • Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning

    Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning
    The wake and funeral for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne's will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at a Near North Side church. According to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, those services will be Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W....
  • Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready

    Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready
    With one of Chicago's first snowfalls of the winter expected Saturday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city department officials delivered a simple message for surviving this winter: Limit your time outdoors and wear plenty of layers. "Keep yourselves...
  • Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone

    Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone
    There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan. This site would...
  • Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?

    Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?
    Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has said he wants to push through an increase in the minimum wage for the state of Illinois — from the current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour — before he leaves office. With certain significant conditions, the...
  • Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4

     Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps." But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
  • Chicago has $700,000 ready to lend to small businesses

    Chicago has $700,000 ready to lend to small businesses
    An Ethiopian restaurant, a condo property management firm and a vegan catering company in Chicago have one thing in common: Their owners are thankful they got loans to start or expand their businesses when other options failed. The small loans came...