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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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  • Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal

    Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal
    Lawmakers this week will take a second shot at approving short-term relief for Chicago's teacher pension nightmare amid a deepening fight between Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who vetoed their spending plans days before the start of...
  • Crowds gather for Chicago gay marriage celebration

    Chicago's Pride Parade isn't until Sunday but crowds are already turning out to celebrate the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Several hundred people packed Sidetrack, a North Side bar where the gay community has gathered since the 1980s to celebrate...
  • Durbin, Emanuel applaud gay marriage ruling

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among public officials applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry anywhere in the nation. In a statement, Emanuel called Friday's decision a "victory...
  • Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt

    Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt
    Proposed changes to how teachers do their jobs and are evaluated led to a breakdown in talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, officials said Thursday. The two sides had neared consensus on the broad strokes of a one-year deal...
  • Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city

    The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring. CTU President Karen Lewis' comments at a Thursday news conference were in stark contrast to earlier in the week when she said both...
  • Chicago Tribune's suit could finally wrest answers from the Rahmfather

     Chicago Tribune's suit could finally wrest answers from the Rahmfather
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel treats public information as if it is a commodity. He hoards it, protects it and barters it, and orders staffers to pass out nuggets to favored biscuit eaters. Remember, he's so good at this that CNN did an eight-part series on...
  • Chicago Tribune sues city over requested emails

    The Chicago Tribune has filed a lawsuit against the city over the release of emails from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. A complaint filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court says the newspaper used public record requests to seek more than two dozen...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 17, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 17, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras
    Winner:   “He’s a Tribune caption contest player. Now that the contest has ended, this is how he spends his free time.” — Jim O'Neill, Chicago   Runners-up: - “Mr. Ricketts, I presume.” — Tom Wogan, Chicago...
  • After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins

    After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins
    The Illinois House on Tuesday defeated Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to delay a massive Chicago Public Schools pension payment due at months’ end, a result of years of deeply rooted partisan mistrust surfacing in a new era of divided state...
  • Chicago's Navy Pier to debut 196-foot Ferris wheel next year

    Navy Pier plans to debut a bigger and more luxurious 196-foot Ferris wheel when the Chicago tourist attraction celebrates its 100th anniversary next summer. Standing 49 feet taller than the current Ferris wheel installed two decades ago, the...
  • Get IN Chicago leaders: This program will make a difference

    Get IN Chicago leaders: This program will make a difference
    The Sunday story “Emanuel-backed effort to fight violence falters” was highly critical of Get IN Chicago, a two-year-old organization that enables the private sector to join in existing efforts to reduce the violence impacting Chicago’...