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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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  • Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama

    Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama
    Barack Obama should be Chicago's next mayor. Not in 2015, when Rahm Emanuel will ultimately sweat his way to a second term. But in 2019. Obama will be a re-energized ex-president with some unfinished business. There is no other job on the planet where...
  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday....
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • City may borrow money to cover police back pay

    City may borrow money to cover police back pay
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel may borrow more money to come up with the $65 million or so the city will need to cover police back pay if a newly proposed contract is approved, the city’s top budget official said Tuesday. Budget Director Alexandra Holt did...
  • Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago

    Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago
    Seven months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed to make it too costly to store dusty petroleum coke in Chicago, one of the operators apparently has caved to the legal and political pressure. Emanuel announced late Wednesday that Beemsterboer Slag Corp....
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
  • Emanuel borrows to make Michael Reese payments after failed Olympic bid

    Emanuel borrows to make Michael Reese payments after failed Olympic bid
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has borrowed more than $21 million to start paying for the former Michael Reese hospital site that was bought as part of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s failed bid for the 2016 summer Olympics. City Hall must now find the...
  • How old is too old?

    How old is too old?
    In a controversial article in the October issue of The Atlantic, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel writes, "Seventy-five. That's how long I want to live: 75 years." The controversy is not strictly because of the sentiment he expresses; many people feel the same way...
  • Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget

    Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will balance the 2015 city budget without increasing property, sales or fuel taxes, but did not rule out raising other fees. With his new spending plan a few weeks away, the mayor pointed out he has stayed away...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
  • Pro-Emanuel PAC raises another $1 million

     Pro-Emanuel PAC raises another $1 million
    A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has added more than $1 million to its war chest to advocate for the mayor, his City Council allies and political positions he supports in the run-up to the 2015 city elections. The latest state campaign...