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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 Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The result...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fails to win enough votes to avoid runoff

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fails to win enough votes to avoid runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to a politically risky runoff election in April after failing to reach the 50% benchmark he needed to clinch a second term Tuesday night. Emanuel conceded he would fall short. “We have come a long way and we have a...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight
    Re-election battles typically are referendums on the incumbent, one reason Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia framed his Chicago mayoral candidacy as a reaction to perceived shortcomings in the style and performance of Rahm Emanuel. "The...
  • Kass column and residency

    In a commentary on the unfortunate disqualification of the Jackie Robinson West team, Tribune columnist John Kass tries to equate the apparent residency violation by certain team members to the residency challenge made against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (News,...
  • Polls close across Chicago as voters decide in mayor's race

    Most polling places across Chicago are closing as residents decide whether to give Mayor Rahm Emanuel a second term. Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman James Allen says four precincts will remain open one hour later Tuesday — until 8...
  • Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support

    Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support
    Mayoral candidates were out Monday in 11th-hour bids to win over voters before Election Day. Chicago voters can cast in-person absentee ballots downtown Monday before conventional voting takes place Tuesday around the city in an election headlined by...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel looks to avoid runoff for 2nd term

    In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday as he tries to win a second term without having to go through a runoff. After raising more than $15 million, or...
  • Chicago voters weigh Emanuel's record on schools, crime

    Voters in Chicago are judging Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on education, crime and jobs as they weigh whether to give him a second term in office. Fifty-four-year-old homemaker Madeline Parks voted for Emanuel on Tuesday at a senior center in the Woodlawn...
  • Preserve parkland that would be used for Obama library

    Carving off 20 or so acres from public parks (such as Washington Park and Jackson Park) for the Obama presidential library flies in the face of the guiding principle of Daniel Burnham: that land should be set aside for all the people and not a...
  • Chicago voters still can cast ballots ahead of Election Day

    Chicago residents who can't cast ballots in Tuesday's election have a chance to vote on Monday. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. About 90,000 voters cast their ballots...
  • Chicago to build, refurbish 77 playgrounds this year

    Chicago officials say they plan to build or refurbish 77 playgrounds in parks across the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials said Sunday that the improvements will be completed this year. Emanuel says the city has a five-year goal to refurbish...