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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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  • State pension ruling deals Emanuel triple blow on Chicago's finances

    State pension ruling deals Emanuel triple blow on Chicago's finances
    The Illinois Supreme Court's decision to toss out the state's pension reform law dealt a triple blow to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's difficult task of shoring up Chicago's shaky finances. First, the ruling could nullify pension deals the mayor struck last...
  • Mandate paid sick leave, Chicago

    Mandate paid sick leave, Chicago
    Let's think of all the people who get paid when they don't work. Congressmen who don't show up to vote. Athletes who sit on the bench. Many departing top executives, thanks to noncompete agreements. Yet an estimated 461,000 workers in Chicago...
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional

    Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional
    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday unanimously ruled unconstitutional a landmark state pension law that aimed to scale back government worker benefits to erase a massive $105 billion retirement system debt, sending lawmakers and the new governor back to...
  • New Chicago airports chief is longtime aviation professional

     New Chicago airports chief is longtime aviation professional
    A nationwide search for Chicago's next airports chief has landed an aviation and engineering expert from the nation's capital, officials said Friday. Ginger Evans, vice president for engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, was...
  • After the pension ruling: Salvaging Illinois

    "Obliging the government to control itself is what we are called upon to do today." — Illinois Supreme Court, May 8, 2015.   With their public finances ravaged, their taxpayer debts enormous and any prospects for cost control bleak, Illinois...
  • Emanuel: FAA will expedite review of airport noise measuring

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the Federal Aviation Administration will expedite a review of how airport noise is measured. Emanuel said Thursday the study will benefit Chicago residents by allowing more people to qualify for the O'Hare Residential...
  • Lawmakers working on bill to create Chicago-owned casino

    Illinois lawmakers are trying to negotiate a deal to open a Chicago-owned casino and expand gambling elsewhere in the state, and they believe there's a clearer path for the proposal to become law than there's been in years. Sen. Terry Link said he's...
  • Chicago plans events for mayor's second term inauguration

    The city of Chicago is planning a weekend of events leading up to the inauguration of newly-elected city officials. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in for a second term on May 18, along with aldermen and the heads of city offices of clerk and...
  • New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal

    New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal
    The consultant at the center of a federal investigation into his firm's $20.5 million no-bid contract with Chicago Public Schools acknowledged Wednesday that he advised Mayor Rahm Emanuel's transition team in 2011 on picking the administration's first...
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spotlight on revenue-generating plans to increase the number of casinos and slot machines in the state. Two Chicago...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start his second term indoors with a May 18 swearing-in ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. It's a change from four years ago, when Emanuel accepted the baton from outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley on a sun-kissed morning before a...