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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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  • On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor

    On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015. A new super political action committee formed by...
  • Rahm Super PAC could strike election gold by buying South Dakota town

    Rahm Super PAC could strike election gold by buying South Dakota town
    When I learned that a Super PAC supporting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for re-election had collected nearly $1 million in a single day, I had three thoughts: 1) There are people who have a lot more disposable income than I do. 2) The "PAC" in Super PAC...
  • Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign

    Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
  • Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record

    Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the recent academic year than they were before Emanuel made the controversial decision to close dozens of...
  • Parking meter firm's take from city rises

     Parking meter firm's take from city rises
    City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal. Although there was a higher tab to...
  • Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare

     Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare
    In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status. The project developer predicted international fliers would...
  • Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent

    Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent
    Chicago firefighters have approved a new five-year contract with the city that includes 11 percent raises, the firefighters' union president said today. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said about 91 percent of the members who...
  • Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing

    Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's minimum wage task force will hold another hearing tonight to take the public's pulse on the contentious issue of whether to hike the minimum amount workers can be paid in the city. The working group of aldermen, labor and business...
  • Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company

    Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
    With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one of Chicago’s most downtrodden neighborhoods. The groundbreaking at 63rd and Halsted streets marks a $22...
  • Officials: Arrive early for Navy Pier July 4th fireworks

    Officials: Arrive early for Navy Pier July 4th fireworks
    For the fourth year in a row, Chicagoans looking for Independence Day fireworks over Lake Michigan will need to head to Navy Pier. In what is becoming a new Chicago July 4th tradition since Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended city-run lakefront fireworks displays...
  • Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago

    Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago
    "Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system." — Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...