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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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  • Long-awaited Little Village park to open

    Long-awaited Little Village park to open
    Nearly 9 miles southwest of the new Maggie Daley Park downtown, an even bigger park will open this weekend. Built atop a 3-foot stone cap on what used to be the contaminated Celotex industrial site in Little Village, the 22-acre park at 2800 S....
  • Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services

    Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services
    Chicago has opened a new front in the war on ridesharing services like Uber, approving a plan to sponsor an app for riders to hail local cabs. The measure was part of a package including financial supports for taxis, such as fee breaks, passed by the...
  • City health commissioner stepping down

    City health commissioner stepping down
    Dr. Bechara Choucair, who as Chicago commissioner of public health championed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial decision to shut down half of the city's mental health clinics, and who was out front defending the mayor's moves to hike cigarette taxes...
  • ADM chooses Kentucky for tech center

    A year after Archer Daniels Midland lost a bid to keep $30 million that its employees would pay in taxes to Illinois, the agricultural giant said Thursday it will locate its coveted technology and support center in Kentucky. ADM said it chose Erlanger,...
  • Mayoral candidates staking out positions

    Mayoral candidates staking out positions
    With 11 weeks to go until the city election, Chicago's mayoral hopefuls are elbowing each other out of the way to plant flags on issues like education and ethics, though the specifics have yet to catch up to the campaign rhetoric. First up was Ald. Bob...
  • Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda

     Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda
    The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful...
  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The...
  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign
    Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term. Though he stuck with...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term
    Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago. The venue, John C....
  • Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body

    Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body
    Gov. Pat Quinn is not short on late-inning drama as he prepares to leave office in about a month. A contentious 4-3 vote by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board allowed Quinn's former campaign manager, Lou Bertuca, 30, to become its new...