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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 to replace Navy Pier Ferris wheel with taller one

    Chicago to replace Navy Pier Ferris wheel with taller one
    Navy Pier's Ferris wheel, an icon of the Chicago lakefront, will be dismantled this fall and replaced by a taller ride featuring temperature-controlled gondolas that will be ready in time for the pier's 2016 centennial. Pier officials and Mayor Rahm...
  • 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’...
  • Lollapalooza ticket offer targets top tech students

    Lollapalooza ticket offer targets top tech students
    The city of Chicago is again dangling Lollapalooza tickets to attract top students in technology fields to the city for the weekend — and then maybe to work here in startups after they graduate. The third annual "Thinkchicago: Lollapalooza" will...
  • Emanuel: Anti-violence funds should be distributed faster by Get IN Chicago

    Emanuel: Anti-violence funds should be distributed faster by Get IN Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants money collected by a faltering Chicago anti-violence initiative to get passed along to the organizations it was meant to help, but he did not say what he will do to make that happen. The mayor's comments came...
  • Chance the Rapper curating city-sponsored music fest for young adults

    Chance the Rapper curating city-sponsored music fest for young adults
    Give the city credit for knowing how to cater to a young audience. The lineup for the first annual Teens in the Park festival – which is presented by Chicago City of Learning, the Chicago Park District and Mayor Rahm Emanuel – will be...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 3, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 3, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras
    ¬†Winner: “I’m not impressed. Let’s see him pull $2.2 billion out of a hat” – Alan Kanter, Northbrook ¬†Runners-up: 1.“A juggler after our jugular” – Jack Seventy, Brookfield 2."He's hoping Moody's...
  • Blackhawks could give other Chicago teams management lessons

    Blackhawks could give other Chicago teams management lessons
    Nobody would have blamed Gov. Bruce Rauner if he had pulled Blackhawks President John McDonough aside after Thursday's rally at Soldier Field to ask for tips on messaging. Everybody in Chicago would have understood — and probably welcomed —...
  • Chicago plans trade mission to China

     Chicago plans trade mission to China
    Chicago's push for a greater share of business with China will accelerate next month with a trade mission to several major Chinese cities. The trip will be led by Deputy Mayor Steven Koch and officials from World Business Chicago, the not-for-profit...
  • Millions pledged to fight Chicago violence have yet to be disbursed

    Millions pledged to fight Chicago violence have yet to be disbursed
    As Chicago's youth violence made national headlines, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and business leaders in 2013 launched what they called a game-changing initiative to quell the bloodshed. With prominent executives at the helm and a goal of $50 million in...