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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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  • Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet

     Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hates "the Rust Belt" as a moniker for the Great Lakes region — who likes rust? — so he's been pushing for a more apt nickname: The Fresh Coast. "That captures who we are, and it captures who Chicago is, and...
  • Chicago to get Yoko Ono's 1st US permanent art installation

    Yoko Ono's first permanent public art installation in the United States will be in Chicago, the artist announced Friday alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The two held a news conference in Jackson Park on the city's South Side, where the installation "SKY...
  • Yoko Ono sheds no light on new art piece in Jackson Park

    Yoko Ono sheds no light on new art piece in Jackson Park
    Yoko Ono had much love for Chicago on Friday as she joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce a public art installation she will design for Jackson Park but shed no light on what the piece, titled "SKY LANDING," will look like once it goes in next year....
  • Maggie Daley Park in Chicago formally dedicated

    A new park along Chicago's lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley has been dedicated. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined members of the Daley family for the dedication Saturday. Emanuel says the park reflects Maggie Daley's life and legacy:...
  • Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

     Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal
    Newly released emails from City Hall show how a controversial consulting firm played up its clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Chicago Public Schools before securing a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract now at the center of a federal...
  • Emanuel turns to Daley troubleshooter to head police board

    Emanuel turns to Daley troubleshooter to head police board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a former federal prosecutor who once headed up a Chicago police misconduct office that was later reformed amid questions about its effectiveness to now lead the panel that decides what discipline officers face in serious...
  • Emanuel taps former federal prosecutor to head Chicago Police Board

    Emanuel taps former federal prosecutor to head Chicago Police Board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has chosen a former federal prosecutor to head the Chicago Police Board, which determines whether to take disciplinary action against officers charged with wrongdoing. A statement from the mayor's office said Emanuel plans...
  • Check off one City Council reform. More to go

    Check off one City Council reform. More to go
    We were beginning to wonder if Chicago aldermen were serious about having a real voice in decisions about the city's finances. It's been nearly 18 months, after all, since the City Council voted to hire itself a team to provide guidance on the budget...
  • Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House

    Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House
    The Illinois House on Saturday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to fix Chicago's police and fire pension systems, an approach that requires all city revenue from a Chicago casino to be paid into the funds and gives the city more time to restore...
  • Proposal would expand Chicago composting rules

    Proposal would expand Chicago composting rules
    Chicago's aldermen are considering a proposal to track and legalize donations of uncooked food scraps to urban farms and community gardens, a practice commonly used by city gardeners and farmers to make fertilizer. "Expanding composting is an easy way...
  • Emanuel names new City Colleges board members

    Emanuel names new City Colleges board members
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named four new members of the board of the City Colleges of Chicago, including an official from a labor union that supported his re-election bid. Among the four new members of the board that oversees the seven-campus junior...