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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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  • Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum

    Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed 12 people Thursday to a new city task force that will recommend a potential site in Chicago for filmmaker George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia.   The site selected by Emanuel will then compete against at...
  • Food carts face rough path in Chicago

    Food carts face rough path in Chicago
    From Beijing to Berlin, and in cities across America, food carts have become hot attractions. Regulars visit them every day. Tourists seek them out. Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Austin, New York … all enjoy a thriving mobile-food trade....
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing

    Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing
    In what has practically become a harbinger of spring, state lawmakers who favor gambling expansion began their annual push Wednesday by debating the latest plan to bring a massive casino to Chicago. But neither Gov. Pat Quinn nor Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Time for a casino in Chicago

    Time for a casino in Chicago
    If you live in Illinois or visit the state and want to gamble, you have lots of options. There are ten riverboat casinos, in places ranging from Metropolis to East St. Louis to Joliet. But 23 years after casino gambling was legalized in Illinois, there...
  • Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems

    Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems
    For years, Forrest Claypool railed against "the friends and family hiring practices" of Cook County Board presidents John and Todd Stroger, accusing the father and son of running a county government that was rendered bloated, costly and ineffective by...
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems

    Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems
    I carry poems around in my head at all times, the way you might carry worry beads or an asthma inhaler in your pocket. In my mental pocket, available at a moment's notice for any crisis, is Wislawa Szymborska's "Nothing Twice," which contains the lines:...
  • Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election

    Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund. Emanuel’s latest campaign finance report filed Tuesday with state...
  • App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop

    App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop
    Drivers will have the option to park by smartphone in a small part of Chicago's West Loop starting Tuesday using an app to pay for on-street parking, officials will announce Monday. The ParkChicago pilot project, involving 279 parking spaces, will run...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....