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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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  • Level with us, Mayor Emanuel

    Level with us, Mayor Emanuel
    Dear Mayor Emanuel, Yes, you did finish first. There's that. So the cynics eager to write your political obituary can't apply the usual verdicts in these near-death experiences: shellacking, spanking, thumpin' and whuppin'. But from now on ignore...
  • Emanuel hurt by flagging black support, low turnout

    Emanuel hurt by flagging black support, low turnout
    When President Barack Obama dropped into his hometown a few days before the city election to designate the historic Pullman district a national monument and heap praise on Rahm Emanuel, rivals decried the move as pure politics aimed at pumping up African-...
  • Emanuel and Garcia face different personality challenges

    Emanuel and Garcia face different personality challenges
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long nurtured a national reputation as a short-fused political savant, but with his re-election unexpectedly on the bubble, he finds himself trying to convince voters those defining personality traits are a positive. Jesus "Chuy"...
  • Mayoral runoff battle: Who listens better?

     Mayoral runoff battle: Who listens better?
    On Tuesday, Election Day, I ran into Anthony, a security guard at a strip mall where I often go for coffee. "Have you voted?" I asked. "Naw," he said. "Are you going to?" "Naw." I asked him why not and he said — a lament as old as voting...
  • Amnesty International: Chicago should probe police site cited by Guardian

    Amnesty International: Chicago should probe police site cited by Guardian
    Amnesty International USA urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police in a West Side facility that were raised by The Guardian, a British newspaper. A news release issued by Amnesty International called on Emanuel...
  • Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night

    Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night
    There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys. And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
  • What Chicagoans can expect leading up to the Emanuel-Garcia mayoral runoff

    What Chicagoans can expect leading up to the Emanuel-Garcia mayoral runoff
    With no winner emerging from Tuesday's mayoral election, Chicagoans are in for six more weeks of campaigning that "might get ugly" as incumbent Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia jockey for votes, one political expert says....
  • Garcia says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll need to quickly solidify a coalition of minorities, union members and progressives reminiscent of one that buoyed his mentor, Harold...
  • Chicago voters have spoken

    The people of Chicago have spoken in Round 1. A majority of voters say that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s big-name endorsements, massive corporate-insider election funding and anti-democratic ethos are wrong for Chicago. Contrary to the experts and his...
  • If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?

    If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?
    The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
  • Welcome to Runoff City

    Welcome to Runoff City
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...