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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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  • CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says

    CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration's announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay workers...
  • City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings

    City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget would have to commit another $35 million to razing dangerous, vacant buildings that blight communities to clear a backlog of nearly 1,400 court-ordered demolitions, an administration official said Monday. The...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Allagash Beer Dinner Hub 51 51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051 Chef Christian Eckmann prepares a three-course, family-style meal including eight-hour smoked beef short ribs, ahi tuna poke and butterscotch pudding with salted caramel paired with five...
  • Chicago needs a full-time mayor

    Now that Karen Lewis has left the race for mayor, it looks like Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be easily reelected. Unless some latter-day Jimmy Stewart (think "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") or Gary Cooper (and here, "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town") emerges, the...
  • Chicago offers Ebola guidance to health care workers

    Chicago offers Ebola guidance to health care workers
    After handling its first suspected Ebola patients — who turned out not to have the virus — Chicago health officials are taking additional steps to prepare health care workers for potential cases. Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel again emphasized...
  • Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight

    Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday said voters have a "duty" to oust Gov. Pat Quinn, pointing to a federal judge's ruling that the court should oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation after allegations that...
  • Aldermen question speed cameras

    Aldermen question speed cameras
    Aldermen on Wednesday raised questions about the speed camera ticketing system rolled out this year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking whether it is the best way to slow traffic and whether it is following state law. Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, raised the...
  • Chicago blows through police OT budget by $23 million

    Chicago blows through police OT budget by $23 million
    The city of Chicago is blowing through its allotted police overtime budget for the second year in a row as Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to grapple with high levels of violent crime, officials said Monday. Budget Director Alexandra Holt told aldermen...
  • Chicago revamps its SRO proposal

    Chicago revamps its SRO proposal
    Chicago has backed away from a proposal to regulate the redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels in the city, and instead will offer more options for building owners and developers while still requiring cash payments for displaced long-term tenants....
  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like. The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
  • Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...