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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago celebrates official opening of expanded Riverwalk

    Chicago has celebrated the official opening of an expanded Chicago Riverwalk with live music, food and family activities. The project added three more blocks to the pedestrian pathway on the south bank of the Chicago River. It will offer dining, live...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...