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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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  • Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics
    Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...
  • 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...
  • Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

     Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner
    In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory. There were as many as 60,...
  • Chicago revamps its SRO proposal

    Chicago revamps its SRO proposal
    Chicago has backed away from a proposal to regulate the redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels in the city, and instead will offer more options for building owners and developers while still requiring cash payments for displaced long-term tenants....
  • Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel
    Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood. The endorsement vote culminated...
  • Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget

    Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely. A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
  • Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise

    Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise
    Chicago and suburban voters sent a clear message to federal aviation officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday that a combination of strict controls and remedies including more residential soundproofing is needed to address increasing noise over many...
  • Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

    Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Emanuel met with reporters at City Hall...
  • Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue

    Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled an election-year budget that he declared will tackle the city's financial problems "head on" by "not deferring them, not delaying them." Shortly after the mayor finished his speech to the City Council, critics...