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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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  • Mayor of Chicago: Readers' choice

    Mayor of Chicago: Readers' choice
    Two weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board made its endorsement for mayor of Chicago. Then we asked readers: Who is your choice? Here are some of your endorsements for mayor: I am voting for Bob Fioretti. Considering all the traffic cameras...
  • Chicago, it's time to be heard

    Chicago, it's time to be heard
    Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why. We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
  • Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes

    Emanuel, challengers search for last-minute votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished eating at a Bronzeville hot dog joint and was ducking into a barbershop when a man stopped the mayor on the sidewalk to say he was voting for him because "you put your money where your mouth is." "Well, I have a...
  • Readers: How would you change Chicago if elected mayor?

    Readers: How would you change Chicago if elected mayor?
    On Tuesday, thousands of Chicagoans will head to the polls and vote, deciding whether to hand Mayor Rahm Emanuel a second term or give one of the other four contenders – Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy&...
  • History mugged in recent Pullman coverage

     History mugged in recent Pullman coverage
    If, as they say, truth is the first victim of war, then Chicago has demonstrated a corollary: During a hard-fought mayoral election, history takes a mugging. President Barack Obama's recent visit occasioned a refashioning of local lore into a...
  • ComEd customers unknowingly contributing millions to charity

    Commonwealth Edison's customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility's charities, including politically influential groups and projects that have close ties to company executives. ComEd's charitable contributions have...
  • 'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential

    'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential
    (Post mayoral election predictions here) Several recent "crime alert" email newsletters in my Northwest Side neighborhood have contained evidence of an alarming trend. So-called crash-and-grab burglars, those who ram stolen vehicles through the...
  • Prosecutor: Zero tolerance for Election Day mischief

    Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is letting it be known that political mischief won't be tolerated in Tuesday's mayoral and aldermanic elections in Chicago. Alvarez on Friday detailed her office's plans for monitoring the polls for illegal vote...
  • Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...
  • Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads in mayor's race

    Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads in mayor's race
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads, including a final one featuring an endorsement from President Barack Obama, while a pro-Emanuel group is running another $450,000 worth of spots attacking rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Ahead of...
  • In Chicago, Obama designates a monument _ and boosts Emanuel

    Officially, President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Thursday to designate a new national monument. But you'd be forgiven for mistaking the visit for a campaign event for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Obama's visit to the area near the Pullman National...