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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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  • NFL's use of Grant Park, pegged at $1 million, cost the league nothing

    NFL's use of Grant Park, pegged at $1 million, cost the league nothing
    Those who attended the 2015 NFL Draft and outdoor fan festival in downtown Chicago nearly four weeks ago aren't the only ones who got to take advantage of the action for free. The NFL did too. After a request from the NFL and tourism booster Choose...
  • Chicago to borrow $674 million, but junk status adds millions to cost

    Chicago to borrow $674 million, but junk status adds millions to cost
    In a measure of how serious Chicago's financial woes have become, the city will pay unusually high interest rates on a $674 million borrowing deal reached Wednesday — the first since a major debt rating agency lowered Chicago's creditworthiness to...
  • Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it

    Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to solve his police and fire pension problem by paying less upfront, taking longer to pay off the debt and getting some of the money to cover what the city owes from a Chicago casino. The approach is designed to soften a...
  • Emirates president lashes out at Emanuel in trade dispute

     Emirates president lashes out at Emanuel in trade dispute
    Emirates Airline President Tim Clark chastised Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a letter for publicly siding with U.S. airlines in a trade dispute without contacting Emirates for its side of the story. Emanuel, in a May 6 letter to federal officials, detailed his...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest For 4/20/15: Winner, Runners-up and Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest For 4/20/15: Winner, Runners-up and Extras
    Winner:  "It's smooth sailing for Rahm Emanuel and his PAC." - Mike Rourke, Chicago  Runners up:  1st: "How nice. The mayor is taking the 82 new residents on a tour of the lakefront." - Sally Soltys, Elmhurst 2nd: "They just started filming...
  • Emanuel can help build 'One Chicago'

    Emanuel can help build 'One Chicago'
    I applaud Mayor Rahm Emanuel for starting his second term by challenging all of us to uplift our city's most disadvantaged youth. As president of an organization that has been committed to saving generations of youth for 128 years, I am heartened at the...
  • Chicago's Goodman Theatre announces $15M expansion

    Chicago's Goodman Theatre will undergo a major $15 million expansion. The theater made the announcement Tuesday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in attendance. The theater will expand into 7,800-square-feet adjacent to its downtown Chicago space and create...
  • Closing arguments target 'romantic relationship' in Park Grill clout case

    Closing arguments target 'romantic relationship' in Park Grill clout case
    A clout-heavy group of investors was handed an illegal and unfair lease to run a lucrative restaurant in a prime spot in Millennium Park, and got it with the help of a Park District official who was having an affair with one of them, a city lawyer said...
  • Rahm Emanuel is not a patriot

    Rahm Emanuel is not a patriot
    As an Army, infantry veteran of the U.S. war against the people of Vietnam, I find it disgraceful to live in a city where the mayor doesn’t understand patriotism. A true patriot stands up for we the people. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will smile and wave...
  • Navy Pier boozers may get to sip and stroll under Emanuel proposal

    Navy Pier boozers may get to sip and stroll under Emanuel proposal
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to loosen Navy Pier restrictions, so visitors can walk around while downing booze. Because drunker tourists make everything better. The official Scrabble Word List has approved about 6,500 new words, the BBC says. It's cazh...
  • As Goodman builds 'the Alice,' the word 'engagement' has some buzz

    As Goodman builds 'the Alice,' the word 'engagement' has some buzz
    On Tuesday, the Goodman Theatre formally announced its new Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, a $15 million endeavor named for a beloved late trustee. Dedicated to educational programs, the campaign will fund the development and...