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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage

    Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law. During Rauner's successful challenge to...
  • Dog People vs. Little Bike People. What's Rahm to do?

     Dog People vs. Little Bike People. What's Rahm to do?
    It's a terrible thing when a tiny mayoral loafer steps into waste. And by waste, I'm talking dog-doo. But I'm going to try to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel escape from a steaming pile of trouble just as he begins his re-election campaign. It won't be easy,...
  • Parks group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum

    Parks group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum
    In a surprising legal tack, opponents of George Lucas' proposed museum on Chicago's lakefront said Wednesday that they will argue in federal court that the site sits on reclaimed waterways and therefore can't be handed over to a private entity. That...
  • Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

     Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds. "There's a thing called a contract," he said. Other...
  • Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance

    Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday offered a monologue about balancing the needs of work and family, after several aldermen warned incoming city treasurer Kurt Summers Jr. about the family sacrifices he would make as a public official. Emanuel gave Summers...
  • Aldermen pass SRO preservation law

     Aldermen pass SRO preservation law
    Owners of single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago will not be able to so easily evict residents and convert their properties to market-rate apartments, under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the Chicago City Council. By a vote of 47-2, aldermen...
  • Group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum

    Group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum
    Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow George Lucas to build his museum on the lakefront will file a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday, the group told the Tribune. Friends of the Parks President Cassandra Francis said the group will use...
  • CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

    CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals
    Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75

     Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a key figure in health policy circles, came under fire from fellow doctors this week for declaring in a magazine article that he wants to die at the age of 75. In the article, which...
  • City unveils boathouse plan for Bridgeport

     City unveils boathouse plan for Bridgeport
    The architecture world applauded when Mayor Rahm Emanuel dedicated a striking, Jeanne Gang-designed boathouse on Chicago's North Side last year. But the project raised a troubling social equity question: When would the mayor make good on his promise to...
  • Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics
    Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...