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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice

    Rahm Emanuel is still the best choice
    For the first time in the two decades since Chicago switched to nonpartisan mayoral elections, the race is going the distance. None of the five candidates won a majority in the Feb. 24 primary, setting up this historic April 7 runoff between Mayor...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, Chicago mayoral candidate, seeks California dollars

    Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, Chicago mayoral candidate, seeks California dollars
    Like many other big players in national politics, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has relied for years on campaign cash from California to fuel his career. But on Thursday in Los Angeles, scores of Californians who want to oust the mayor in Chicago’s...
  • Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash

    Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash
    Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda." "We are...
  • Garcia represents possibility

    The establishment rap on Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is that in his months-long campaign for mayor, he has not announced a full-fledged plan for rescuing the city out of its fiscal mess. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has had four years in office to declare his...
  • Trusting Garcia

    Rarely does one debate do much to change voters’ minds. But after watching the first mayoral debate between Chuy Garcia and Rahm Emanuel, my view may have shifted. I voted for Chuy in the February election. He’s a good man, a real...
  • Mayoral debate recap

    I watched the Rahm Emanuel-Chuy Garcia debate with careful attention, and took notes. Here is a summary. Emanuel’s message: Revenues, reform, shared pain, business, property tax, pensions, hospitality to conventions, business, full-day...
  • Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel

    Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel
    Four years ago, controversial Rev. James Meeks skewered mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying he wasn't out for the best interests of black voters. "Ask any African-American leaders about that. They will tell you he had a role in keeping African-...
  • Letters to the editor

    Voters tired of Rahm the bully? In today's "kinder, gentler" world where bullying is strongly admonished, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's act may have worn too thin to save his job. Nobody likes to work with or for a bully. Emanuel is savvy enough to...
  • Emanuel must present real solutions

    In today's “kinder, gentler” world where bullying is strongly admonished, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's act may have worn too thin to save his job.   Nobody likes to work with or for a bully. Emanuel is savvy enough to know that perception is reality...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis

    Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis
    Let's start with this: A central premise of mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's new campaign ad on Chicago education is flat wrong. Garcia says Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 elementary schools and "he took the money from these schools and gave it to...