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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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  • Obama presidential library site? Valerie Jarrett's mum

     Obama presidential library site? Valerie Jarrett's mum
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett stopped in Chicago on Thursday to promote President Barack Obama's paid family and medical leave initiative, but she couldn't avoid questions about the Obama library. Even Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in introducing...
  • A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?

    A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?
    Less than two hours after the polls closed on Tuesday, it was clear that Rahm Emanuel had won Chicago's first mayoral runoff election. Quick, now: Who won the City Council? A cursory nose count shows a lopsided majority comprised of aldermen who have...
  • Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes

    Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday got to introduce his former White House colleague, Valerie Jarrett, who was back home to make the case that more workers need to be given paid maternity leave. During his opening remarks at the "Lead on Leave" event at the...
  • Money and the mayor

    We all knew in the abstract that money infects politics, but the Chicago mayoral election brought this literally home. Ads for Rahm Emanuel were ubiquitous, many of them attack ads. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia did not have the money to refute them...
  • On 'Daily Show,' Stewart calls out Chicago for re-electing Emanuel

     On 'Daily Show,' Stewart calls out Chicago for re-electing Emanuel
    "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took Chicago to the woodshed Wednesday night for re-electing Rahm Emanuel to a second term as mayor. "Chicago, congratulations, you Rolling Stoned that (expletive)," Stewart said of Emanuel's win, in an apparent reference...
  • Newly re-elected Emanuel greets Chicago commuters

    Newly re-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel has stopped by the Red Line's 95th Street station to greet commuters after his runoff victory. Emanuel shook hands, posed for selfies and received hugs from supporters Wednesday morning. And he spent time listening...
  • A painful Chicago decision

    What incentive could there be that would make two men try so hard to be elected mayor of a city that is in dire financial straits? Rahm Emanuel knows that he will damned for doing the painful things that will have to be done. Jesus “Chuy”...
  • Obama votes absentee for Emanuel in Chicago mayoral runoff

    Officials with the Democratic National Committee say President Barack Obama has voted absentee for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago's mayoral runoff election. The committee released a photo Monday morning of Obama filling out his ballot. Obama says in a...
  • Time for Chicago to resort to 'the last resort'

    Time for Chicago to resort to 'the last resort'
    Chicago's property taxes are too damn low. I'm telling you now because the two men running for mayor won't — at least not yet. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia have been insisting in the run-up to Tuesday's runoff election...
  • Rahm Emanuel still best choice for Chicago

    Rahm Emanuel or Chuy Garcia: One of these men is going to be elected mayor of Chicago on April 7. Chicago needs a mayor capable of tackling our fiscal issues, stimulating economic development and growing jobs. Chicago needs a mayor willing to make...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part

    Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part
    With his re-election victory Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his lease on a municipal fixer-upper, one with buckling and painful-to-repair financial underpinnings caused by decades of deferred maintenance. Some of the mayor's first-term repairs were...