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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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  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
  • Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...

    Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...
    Dear Karen Lewis, Just between you and us: Remember your last visit with the Tribune Editorial Board, on May 7? You were full of pepper and vinegar. You said that "on a scale of 1 to 10," your Chicago Teachers Union would deliver a "15" effort to...
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential...
  • Emanuel asking city 'sister agencies' to join $13 minimum wage push

    Emanuel asking city 'sister agencies' to join $13 minimum wage push
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today continued to position himself as a supporter of wage increases for workers, taking the largely symbolic step of calling on the Chicago Public Schools and other city "sister agencies" to require contractors to pay their workers...
  • Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch

    Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch
    Chicago cabbies won't get a fare hike but stand to get a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing services under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today. The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms...
  • Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle

    Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated Wednesday he’s ready to double down on the Great Chicago Fire festival despite a first edition that fizzled last weekend as he looked on with tens of thousands of people along the Chicago River. The mayor would not say...
  • Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward

     Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward
    The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
  • OCT 27 | Press Pass: How the Newsroom Works: The Red Light Camera Investigation

    OCT 27 | Press Pass: How the Newsroom Works: The Red Light Camera Investigation
    On Monday, October 27, join members of the Tribune’s Watchdog reporting team as they explain their approach to┬ácovering the ongoing red light camera story in Chicago. In a series of stories beginning in 2012, the Tribune has exposed a questionable...
  • Tough CTU boss should come clean about health

    Tough CTU boss should come clean about health
    If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill. We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
  • Emanuel to issue bond money to expand pre-K

    Emanuel to issue bond money to expand pre-K
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration plans to use an emerging form of financing, one that links payback to lenders on the success of the initiatives being funded, to expand early childhood education programs in Chicago. The mayor's office said Tuesday...
  • Get In Chicago to announce design challenge to fight violence

    Get In Chicago to announce design challenge to fight violence
    This fall, Get In Chicago, the relatively new public-private partnership created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to get business leaders involved in solving the city's crime problem, will launch a series of challenges to look for new ideas, the group's director...