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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...
  • 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...
  • If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?

    If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?
    The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
  • 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...
  • Mayoral candidates to debate

    Mayoral candidates to debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are headed for a series of one-on-one debates as the Chicago mayor's race comes down to a six-week sprint to a runoff election. Emanuel's campaign announced Friday that the mayor had agreed to three...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS

    Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS
    "All short-term solutions to our budget crisis have been exhausted." — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to the Chicago Board of Education, Feb. 25, 2014 $1.1 billion. That is the looming budget deficit that Chicago Public...
  • Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races

     Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races
    Just as deep-pocketed business leaders are contributing cash to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintain a City Council that backs his agenda, major unions are doling out dollars to try to reshape a council more to their liking. Unions funded by rank-and-file...