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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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  • Semester 'abroad' at 1871 could keep tech talent in Illinois

    Semester 'abroad' at 1871 could keep tech talent in Illinois
    During an appearance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, 1871 Chief Executive Howard Tullman floated one of the best solutions I've heard in a long time for stemming the exodus of technology talent to the coasts. Tullman wants to create a semester...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...
  • Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

    Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race
    As Ald. BobĀ Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills. Since 1999, Fioretti and...
  • A tale of Twitter, parodies and police

    A tale of Twitter, parodies and police
    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as...
  • Pot presents possibilities

    Horse racing, tobacco, liquor, gambling, slot machines, beer, the lottery — these used to be called vices. Now all are streams of revenue into which Illinois governments have stuck their fingers. Legally. So the city of Chicago should grab hold of...
  • Chicago mayor outlines obstacles facing Great Lakes, despite intensive funding

    CHICAGO When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel first ran for Congress in 2002, he vowed that protecting the Great Lakes would be high on his agenda. The primary concerns at the time were environmental damages wrought by invasive species such as zebra mussels, as...
  • Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago

    Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago
    Seven months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed to make it too costly to store dusty petroleum coke in Chicago, one of the operators apparently has caved to the legal and political pressure. Emanuel announced late Wednesday that Beemsterboer Slag Corp....
  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll

    Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll
    Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked thisĀ  question: The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
  • Misspelling Rahm Emanuel's name

     Misspelling Rahm Emanuel's name
    As Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete prepares to visit Chicago next week, a Tanzanian diplomat sent a message to Chicago media referring to "Mayor Rahm Emmanuel." Uh-oh. Not good to misspell the mayor's name before an official visit. But the...
  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...