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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 City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • Chicago wants 'self-release boots' for cars

    Chicago wants 'self-release boots' for cars
    Getting a boot off your car in Chicago could soon become a bit easier, but the convenience will likely come at a cost. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is looking for a company to provide "self-release" boots for vehicles that have unpaid tickets,...
  • In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal

    In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal
    Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019. You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
  • Illinois should dump campaign donation limits

    Illinois should dump campaign donation limits
    On Oct. 13, conservative gadfly and mayoral hopeful William Kelly filed paperwork with the Illinois State Board of Elections disclosing that he'd lent his campaign fund — Friends of William J. Kelly — the generous sum of $100,000. It...
  • Emanuel challenger Garcia calls for graduated income tax

    Emanuel challenger Garcia calls for graduated income tax
    Chicago mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says the city will need a lot more money to cover its government worker pension costs and suggests a graduated income tax might be a way to get there. Garcia, a Cook County commissioner...
  • Redevelopment ahead for Chicago's two coal plant sites

     Redevelopment ahead for Chicago's two coal plant sites
    When Chicago's last two coal plants shut down two years ago, residents who had lived amid the plants' pollution were still angry. "You killed my mother," one woman told the president of Midwest Generation, the coal plants' owner, at a hearing to...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase. In all, 28 of the city's 50...
  • Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board

    Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is challenging the petitions of two candidates for mayor in an effort to knock them off the ballot, but his campaign is not attempting to invalidate a referendum question asking Chicago voters in dozens of wards whether they want to...
  • National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab

     National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab
    Ever since Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall, replacing a mayor who pushed the City Council to approve protected landmark status for Wrigley Field, the Cubs have pretty much had their way with plans for the venerable, now century-old, ballpark. How...
  • Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says

    Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says
    As he fights to keep his job amid accusations of incompetence leveled by the Chicago aldermen he investigates, the City Council's internal watchdog on Wednesday issued a report that concluded many council employees were doing political work on the...
  • Emanuel to kick off re-election campaign

    Emanuel to kick off re-election campaign
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been fundraising for a couple of years and running TV ads for the last two weeks, but he'll hold a rally Saturday to officially kick off his campaign for a second term. Emanuel has spent the last several months deflecting...