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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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  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Eric Holder visits Chicago to discuss police tactics in U.S.

    Eric Holder visits Chicago to discuss police tactics in U.S.
    Surrounded by Chicago leaders, community organizers and regional law enforcers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said bringing together young people, youth workers and police leaders for an open and candid conversation is the first step toward...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence

    Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked Kurt Summers Jr. as city treasurer, he catapulted the little-known, 35-year-old, Harvard-educated investment banker into a prominent city post that could set him on a trajectory to one day run for higher office. It was...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff
    If you're Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and you're running for mayor, this is how you take down Mayor Rahm Emanuel: You and the other candidates in the race get just enough votes to deny Rahm the 50 percent-plus-one vote count he'll need to win outright in...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...