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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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  • 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...
  • 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 says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll need to quickly solidify a coalition of minorities, union members and progressives reminiscent of one that buoyed his mentor, Harold...
  • Chicago voters have spoken

    The people of Chicago have spoken in Round 1. A majority of voters say that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s big-name endorsements, massive corporate-insider election funding and anti-democratic ethos are wrong for Chicago. Contrary to the experts and his...
  • Mayoral candidates agree to 3 debates ahead of runoff

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia have agreed to three televised debates ahead of the April runoff election. Emanuel is seeking a second term, but wasn't able to capture an outright majority during the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential

    'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential
    (Post mayoral election predictions here) Several recent "crime alert" email newsletters in my Northwest Side neighborhood have contained evidence of an alarming trend. So-called crash-and-grab burglars, those who ram stolen vehicles through the...
  • Prosecutor: Zero tolerance for Election Day mischief

    Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is letting it be known that political mischief won't be tolerated in Tuesday's mayoral and aldermanic elections in Chicago. Alvarez on Friday detailed her office's plans for monitoring the polls for illegal vote...
  • Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo

    Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo
    Voters sent a warning to more than 1 in 4 sitting aldermen this week, forcing them into one-on-one contests April 7 against challengers who are trying to create a wave of discontent with the status quo on the City Council. A record 19 ward races will be...