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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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  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago mayoral elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago mayoral elections
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia face off April 7 in the most competitive Chicago mayoral race in decades. Here are 10 facts about mayoral politics, to be read early and often: 1. For the first four mayoral elections, there was no silent...
  • Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff

    Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff
    Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia clashed in an argumentative second debate Thursday night, a face-to-face meeting in which the challenger tried to put the mayor on the defensive by mocking his leadership of Chicago. With early voting underway...
  • Garcia to Emanuel in Chicago debate: 'You are not the king'

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city's neighborhoods and saying he's facing an unprecedented runoff election because voters are hungry for a leader who...
  • Emanuel, Garcia debate Lucas museum for Chicago lakefront

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are disagreeing over whether "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' museum should be located along the city's lakefront. Emanuel and Garcia are meeting Thursday for the second of...
  • Garcia, Lewis have lunch in rare joint public appearance

    Garcia, Lewis have lunch in rare joint public appearance
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday made her first public appearance of the runoff election with the candidate she recruited to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel when a cancer diagnosis forced her out of the contest. Cook County...
  • Emanuel, Garcia to participate in Wednesday night forum

    Emanuel, Garcia to participate in Wednesday night forum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will take part in a mayoral forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The two candidates won't share the stage at the event. Instead, each will get an hour facing a group of panelists who...
  • Emanuel, Garcia back at it in head-to-head debate

    Emanuel, Garcia back at it in head-to-head debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Thursday for their second head-to-head debate before the runoff election, following an event last week that quickly grew contentious as the candidates sparred over the city's finances....
  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery. The volunteer groups...
  • Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice

    Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice
    For the first time in the two decades since Chicago switched to nonpartisan mayoral elections, the race is going the distance. None of the five candidates won a majority in the Feb. 24 primary, setting up this historic April 7 runoff between Mayor...
  • Obama International Airport? Emanuel floats idea of renaming O'Hare, Midway

    Obama International Airport? Emanuel floats idea of renaming O'Hare, Midway
    Could Mayor Rahm Emanuel be thinking about renaming Chicago’s airports, perhaps after President Barack Obama? Emanuel brought up the airports' names during a candidate forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The topic came up as...
  • Chicago early voting turnout high; new suburban sticker unveiled

    Chicago early voting turnout high; new suburban sticker unveiled
    Chicago voters turned out in large numbers for the first two days of early voting ahead of the mayoral runoff, and suburban voters in the upcoming election will get newly designed stickers to show everybody they cast ballots, election officials announced....