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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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  • Emanuel tells Spike Lee he doesn't name 'Chiraq' for film

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." Emanuel says he and Lee had an "honest, frank conversation" Wednesday and suggested the name would be...
  • Board president says Chicago schools under investigation

    Officials with the nation's third-largest school district say federal authorities are "investigating a matter" at Chicago Public Schools. In a statement released Wednesday, Chicago Board of Education president David Vitale says federal authorities...
  • Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration

     Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration
    After many years at City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is calling it quits. On Monday, Lisa Schrader confirmed in an email that she is leaving her government job in late May to pursue undetermined opportunities in the private sector....
  • Police torture reparations introduced at Chicago council

    A measure has been introduced in the Chicago City Council that would provide a $5.5 million reparations fund and a city apology to victims of police torture under former commander Jon Burge. The proposal now goes to the council's Finance Committee...
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Emanuel aide to leave for private sector

    One of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top aides is leaving his administration next month. Lisa Schrader has been both chief of staff and chief operating officer during Emanuel's first term. Before that, she worked for former Mayor Richard Daley's...
  • Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims

    Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sought to put to rest one of its most persistent scandals, proposing a $5.5 million reparations fund for dozens of torture victims connected to former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue...
  • Proposed skyscraper could be third-tallest -- or fifth-tallest -- in Chicago

    Proposed skyscraper could be third-tallest -- or fifth-tallest -- in Chicago
    The outlines of what could be Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project's developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower — a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of...
  • List of architects for Chicago Biennial begins to take shape

    List of architects for Chicago Biennial begins to take shape
    Emphasizing fresh faces and ideas instead of star architects and their familiar styles, organizers of the fledgling Chicago Architecture Biennial on Tuesday announced their first list of participating architects and artists as well as a $1 million gift...
  • Norridge gets second noise monitor to measure O'Hare sounds

    Norridge gets second noise monitor to measure O'Hare sounds
    A new airplane noise monitor was installed near Giles School this month under a 10-year deal with the city of Chicago that provides the monitor at no cost to the village. Norridge made it onto the list of eight communities Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to champion public schools

    In the video announcing her run for president,Hillary Clinton declares, "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."To make that campaign slogan credible, Clintonneeds to take a clear position defending public schools. All over...