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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 Tribune, Sun-Times endorse Emanuel in mayor's race

    Chicago's two largest newspapers have endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month's runoff election. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times said in editorials Sunday that Emanuel is better-prepared than his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus...
  • African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election

    African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joined with supporters in Englewood as they walked past abandoned buildings and trash-strewn vacant lots before coming upon one of the few occupied storefronts along Halsted Street between Marquette Road and 68th Street. "The only...
  • Development and personality a focus in Lincoln Park runoff race

    Development and personality a focus in Lincoln Park runoff race
    Much like Mayor Rahm Emanuel's admission in a recent TV ad amid a heated campaign that he can rub people the wrong way, Ald. Michele Smith has conceded during a tough re-election race that her personality can get in the way as she represents Lincoln...
  • Chicago schools' debt rating drops again, could trigger $228M in penalties

    Chicago schools' debt rating drops again, could trigger $228M in penalties
    A second major bond rating agency has downgraded Chicago Public Schools' debt, a move that could cost the district as much as $228 million and is likely to fuel the debate over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's financial stewardship in his runoff contest with Jesus...
  • Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice

    Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice
    For the first time in the two decades since Chicago switched to nonpartisan mayoral elections, the race is going the distance. None of the five candidates won a majority in the Feb. 24 primary, setting up this historic April 7 runoff between Mayor...
  • Magic Johnson still gets assists, Mr. T on TV and lost interest in CDs

    Magic Johnson still gets assists, Mr. T on TV and lost interest in CDs
    Interesting to see the link between NBA great Magic Johnson's donations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city business deals. Magic always knew how to work the give-and-go. Mr. T has been named host of the DIY Network show "I Pity the Tool." Not only can...
  • Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash

    Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash
    Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda." "We are...
  • Garcia represents possibility

    The establishment rap on Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is that in his months-long campaign for mayor, he has not announced a full-fledged plan for rescuing the city out of its fiscal mess. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has had four years in office to declare his...
  • Trusting Garcia

    Rarely does one debate do much to change voters’ minds. But after watching the first mayoral debate between Chuy Garcia and Rahm Emanuel, my view may have shifted. I voted for Chuy in the February election. He’s a good man, a real...
  • Mayoral debate recap

    I watched the Rahm Emanuel-Chuy Garcia debate with careful attention, and took notes. Here is a summary. Emanuel’s message: Revenues, reform, shared pain, business, property tax, pensions, hospitality to conventions, business, full-day...
  • Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel

    Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel
    Four years ago, controversial Rev. James Meeks skewered mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying he wasn't out for the best interests of black voters. "Ask any African-American leaders about that. They will tell you he had a role in keeping African-...