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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 to host James Beard Awards for two more years

    Chicago to host James Beard Awards for two more years
    In an unexpected announcement, the James Beard Foundation said Thursday that Chicago will host its annual awards gala for two additional years starting in 2016. Through negotiations with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, Choose Chicago (the tourism arm of...
  • Burke lacks votes on strip club measure

    Burke lacks votes on strip club measure
    With too few colleagues in his corner, Ald. Ed Burke on Wednesday left languishing a proposal to loosen nudity rules at Chicago strip clubs. Burke had filed the paperwork for a vote on a measure to allow topless dancing at strip joints that serve...
  • Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title

    Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the director's decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's...
  • Board president says Chicago schools under investigation

    Officials with the nation's third-largest school district say federal authorities are "investigating a matter" at Chicago Public Schools. In a statement released Wednesday, Chicago Board of Education president David Vitale says federal authorities...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • Emanuel tells Spike Lee he doesn't name 'Chiraq' for film

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." Emanuel says he and Lee had an "honest, frank conversation" Wednesday and suggested the name would be...
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Police torture reparations introduced at Chicago council

    A measure has been introduced in the Chicago City Council that would provide a $5.5 million reparations fund and a city apology to victims of police torture under former commander Jon Burge. The proposal now goes to the council's Finance Committee...
  • Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims

    Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sought to put to rest one of its most persistent scandals, proposing a $5.5 million reparations fund for dozens of torture victims connected to former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...
  • Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal

    Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to distance himself and a private education group he helps fund from the growing scandal over a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools that is under federal investigation. The governor's...