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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 City Council should bury the E15 mandate

    Chicago City Council should bury the E15 mandate
    To their credit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of his City Council allies last week blocked, at least for now, the huge lobbying drive to impose a Chicago mandate on ethanol in gasoline that would be much higher than the national standard. The council's...
  • Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body

    Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body
    Gov. Pat Quinn is not short on late-inning drama as he prepares to leave office in about a month. A contentious 4-3 vote by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board allowed Quinn's former campaign manager, Lou Bertuca, 30, to become its new...
  • Hundreds attend Maggie Daley Park ribbon-cutting

    Hundreds attend Maggie Daley Park ribbon-cutting
    With the debut of Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park on Saturday, the snaky “bridge to nowhere” over Columbus Drive finally gets somewhere to go, the city gets another superpark tourist draw and Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets something more to brag...
  • Eric Holder visits Chicago to discuss police tactics in U.S.

    Eric Holder visits Chicago to discuss police tactics in U.S.
    Surrounded by Chicago leaders, community organizers and regional law enforcers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said bringing together young people, youth workers and police leaders for an open and candid conversation is the first step toward...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff
    If you're Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and you're running for mayor, this is how you take down Mayor Rahm Emanuel: You and the other candidates in the race get just enough votes to deny Rahm the 50 percent-plus-one vote count he'll need to win outright in...
  • Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence

    Emanuel's treasurer appointment launches Summers into prominence
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked Kurt Summers Jr. as city treasurer, he catapulted the little-known, 35-year-old, Harvard-educated investment banker into a prominent city post that could set him on a trajectory to one day run for higher office. It was...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Long-awaited Little Village park to open

    Long-awaited Little Village park to open
    Nearly 9 miles southwest of the new Maggie Daley Park downtown, an even bigger park will open this weekend. Built atop a 3-foot stone cap on what used to be the contaminated Celotex industrial site in Little Village, the 22-acre park at 2800 S....
  • Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services

    Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services
    Chicago has opened a new front in the war on ridesharing services like Uber, approving a plan to sponsor an app for riders to hail local cabs. The measure was part of a package including financial supports for taxis, such as fee breaks, passed by the...
  • City health commissioner stepping down

    City health commissioner stepping down
    Dr. Bechara Choucair, who as Chicago commissioner of public health championed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial decision to shut down half of the city's mental health clinics, and who was out front defending the mayor's moves to hike cigarette taxes...