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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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  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • Official who had affair with restaurant owner testifies in Park Grill case

    Official who had affair with restaurant owner testifies in Park Grill case
    A trial to determine whether a restaurant in Millennium Park gets to keep its contract turned Wednesday to testimony from a former Chicago Park District official whose sexual relationship with the eventual winner of the lucrative deal has Mayor Rahm...
  • Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court

    Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered the latest tea leaves to read in the ongoing saga over possible renovations to Wrigley Field, saying he encouraged the Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop buildings to continue to negotiate on a deal that would avoid a...
  • Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political

    Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today insisted that his push to raise the minimum wage in Chicago and across the state is not a political ploy aimed at driving Democratic turnout in the November election, but the right thing to do for families struggling in poverty....
  • Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018

    Emanuel task force: Raise Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2018
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
  • Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company

    Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
    With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one of Chicago’s most downtrodden neighborhoods. The groundbreaking at 63rd and Halsted streets marks a $22...
  • Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours

    Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours
    "The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves...
  • Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app

    Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app
    More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters. Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
  • Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing

    Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's minimum wage task force will hold another hearing tonight to take the public's pulse on the contentious issue of whether to hike the minimum amount workers can be paid in the city. The working group of aldermen, labor and business...
  • Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago

    Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago
    "Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system." — Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...
  • Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'

    Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for a multifaceted response to gun violence in Chicago as part of the kick-off of a new organization run by the parents of a young girl whose shooting became a national symbol for the city's struggle with violent crime....