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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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  • Chicago plans events for mayor's second term inauguration

    The city of Chicago is planning a weekend of events leading up to the inauguration of newly-elected city officials. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in for a second term on May 18, along with aldermen and the heads of city offices of clerk and...
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spotlight on revenue-generating plans to increase the number of casinos and slot machines in the state. Two Chicago...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start his second term indoors with a May 18 swearing-in ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. It's a change from four years ago, when Emanuel accepted the baton from outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley on a sun-kissed morning before a...
  • Bring on the Obama Presidential Temple!

     Bring on the Obama Presidential Temple!
    I'm changing my mind on the Obama presidential library. Once I was opposed, thinking the last thing Chicago needed was a multimillion-dollar Temple of Presidential Lies on parkland. But I've since "evolved" after having my brain hit by wave after wave...
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows

     Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free sports tickets, transportation and a stay as a houseguest from friends and political donors last year, but he continues to accept such gifts from fewer friends. Emanuel is required to disclose gifts valued at more than...
  • Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say

    Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say
    President Barack Obama has selected the University of Chicago to host his library and museum, sources have told the Chicago Tribune. Despite a flurry of reports Thursday that Chicago had won the library, there was no official confirmation by the Obama...
  • Despite mayor's move on debt, Moody's ratings agency sends pension warning

    Despite mayor's move on debt, Moody's ratings agency sends pension warning
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged this week to reverse some of the city's most-criticized borrowing practices, one major ratings agency on Friday highlighted another financial issue: rapidly ballooning employee pension fund payments. Chicago's pension...
  • Emanuel's chief financial officer to leave City Hall

    Emanuel's chief financial officer to leave City Hall
    Just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel heads into a second term facing a sea of financial woes, his Chief Financial Officer Lois Scott announced Friday that she's leaving City Hall. Scott solidified herself as a trusted aide whom Emanuel leaned on to navigate the...
  • Speak Out

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired Forrest Claypool as his chief of staff to try to straighten the city's pension crisis out. Here's the question for everybody — what about Mr. Claypool? How many pensions is he going to receive? Let's think about...
  • Wisconsin OKs Wisconsin Energy's acquisition of Integrys Energy

    Wisconsin OKs Wisconsin Energy's acquisition of Integrys Energy
    Illinois utility regulators are on the clock after their counterparts in Wisconsin on Thursday approved Wisconsin Energy's $5.7 billion deal to acquire Chicago-based Integrys Energy. Wisconsin regulators approved the proposed deal with some conditions,...