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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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  • 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...
  • REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½

    REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½
    As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
  • 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...
  • Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

    Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race
    As Ald. Bob Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills. Since 1999, Fioretti and...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...
  • 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....
  • Chicago mayor outlines obstacles facing Great Lakes, despite intensive funding

    CHICAGO When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel first ran for Congress in 2002, he vowed that protecting the Great Lakes would be high on his agenda. The primary concerns at the time were environmental damages wrought by invasive species such as zebra mussels, as...
  • A tale of Twitter, parodies and police

    A tale of Twitter, parodies and police
    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as...
  • Emanuel pushes to reduce penalties for minor drug possession statewide

    Emanuel pushes to reduce penalties for minor drug possession statewide
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide and to reduce the penalty to a misdemeanor for those caught with 1 gram or less of any controlled substance. During 90 minutes of testimony before...
  • 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...
  • Pot presents possibilities

    Horse racing, tobacco, liquor, gambling, slot machines, beer, the lottery — these used to be called vices. Now all are streams of revenue into which Illinois governments have stuck their fingers. Legally. So the city of Chicago should grab hold of...