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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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  • 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...
  • Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union

    Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union
    Chicago mayoral hopeful Jesus "Chuy" Garcia more than doubled the amount of cash in his campaign fund Tuesday by depositing a single check from a major government workers union, but it did little to close the growing money advantage Mayor Rahm Emanuel has...
  • Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive

    Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner warned Tuesday that approving minimum wage hikes without enacting business reforms could hurt Chicago's competitiveness and worsen unemployment. As he sought to draw a dark picture of the state's finances before he takes...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Former Chicago comptroller sentenced to 15 years in Ohio scheme

    Former Chicago comptroller sentenced to 15 years in Ohio scheme
    Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad received a 15-year federal prison sentence Monday for his role in a bribery and money laundering scheme from his time as Ohio’s deputy treasurer. Ahmad, 40, pleaded guilty nearly a year ago to participating in...
  • A minimum wage hike will be one more reason for employers to avoid Chicago

    A minimum wage hike will be one more reason for employers to avoid Chicago
    During a special Chicago City Council meeting Tuesday to press for a hike in the minimum wage, the aldermen will expound about fairness. About poverty. About justice. The argument for raising the minimum wage will be rooted in populist politics, not in...
  • Aldermen to consider tougher dog license rules

    Aldermen to consider tougher dog license rules
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to toughen the city's dog license rules got the go-ahead Monday from a City Council panel. The Budget Committee passed rules requiring a person who has a dog in public to be able to produce a registration tag or face...
  • Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move

    Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move
    On Tuesday, a piece of Chicago history will be moved out of the way to make room for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision for the future. The historic Harriet F. Rees House, a fixture at 2110 S. Prairie Ave. for 126 years, already has been loaded onto dollies...
  • Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie

     Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie
    The story of the cabdriver and the politician isn't an epic Chicago political saga. It's only a paragraph or two. But it illustrates a huge problem facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks re-election in Chicago. A prominent old school Chicago...