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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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  • The 606 park to open in June

    The 606 park to open in June
    A long-planned Chicago park stretching along abandoned Northwest Side train tracks will debut June 6, the city announced Monday. The idea for The 606 park and trail system, which will run along 2.7 miles of elevated tracks near Bloomingdale Avenue...
  • Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it

    Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it
    Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, members of the City Council and some South...
  • City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel

    City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel
    As April showers fall, Albany Park residents are holding their breath. Two years ago, the neighborhood was recovering from heavy rains and rising river levels that left basements underwater and possessions destroyed. Maria Quinlan, who has lived on...
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools' dealings with a leadership training academy are also examining records involving an elite nonprofit group led by a powerful board comprised of movers and shakers. Authorities have sought...
  • 'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't

    'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't
    Do you dislike the way I talk or dress or butter my toast? I hear you. Have I offended you, annoyed you, convinced you that I'm a !@##$%? I hear you. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I just want you to know that I respect you....
  • Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper

     Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper
    It's a good thing that the Jeanne Gang-designed Wanda Vista Tower has improved considerably since it was shown last year. In classic Chicago fashion, the public review process for the proposed riverfront hotel and condominium skyscraper is anything but...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...
  • Emanuel tells Spike Lee he doesn't name 'Chiraq' for film

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." Emanuel says he and Lee had an "honest, frank conversation" Wednesday and suggested the name would be...
  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

    Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1G2dQWW ) Burge confirmed he told...
  • As ship of state sinks, it's every man for himself

    Listening to elected leaders in Illinois makes me wonder about the discussions taking place on the Titanic as it was about to go down. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to patch the gaping hole in his city's budget by keeping about $700 million that...