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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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  • We have the power to stop gun violence

    We have the power to stop gun violence
    It has been less than a year since America was gripped by the images of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hand of a police officer. Especially memorable are the pictures of unarmed citizens confronted by...
  • Top Obama aides knew about Clinton's private email in 2009

    Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel requested Clinton's email address on Sept. 5, 2009,...
  • Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted'

    The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension...
  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines
    Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment. Tuesday is the final day...
  • Donald Trump unfiltered: 6 points he made during his Tribune visit

    Donald Trump unfiltered: 6 points he made during his Tribune visit
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met on Monday with the Tribune Editorial Board. Here are six points he made. 1. I will be honest. I think you have to take care of your crime situation. I'm talking as an outsider but who has a big stake in...
  • Teacher evaluations return as sticking point in contract talks

    Teacher evaluations return as sticking point in contract talks
    Teacher evaluations have serious economic implications for the Chicago Teachers Union, which last week said contract talks had reached a stalemate despite an agreement on the broad strokes of a one-year deal. Given the district's tenuous finances and...
  • Mayor rejects Gov's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension payment. Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Monday that using 2016 grants to pay this year's...
  • Chicago celebrates official opening of expanded Riverwalk

    Chicago has celebrated the official opening of an expanded Chicago Riverwalk with live music, food and family activities. The project added three more blocks to the pedestrian pathway on the south bank of the Chicago River. It will offer dining, live...
  • Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal

    Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal
    Lawmakers this week will take a second shot at approving short-term relief for Chicago's teacher pension nightmare amid a deepening fight between Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who vetoed their spending plans days before the start of...
  • Crowds gather for Chicago gay marriage celebration

    Chicago's Pride Parade isn't until Sunday but crowds are already turning out to celebrate the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Several hundred people packed Sidetrack, a North Side bar where the gay community has gathered since the 1980s to celebrate...