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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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  • California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 10

    Availability of guns Perhaps the National Rifle Association would like to explain to the families and friends of those killed in Fort Hood how it was that a serving soldier described as mentally unstable and documented as receiving psychiatric...
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools

    CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools
    Chicago Public Schools said today that the standardized test being used for the first time in applications to the city’s top selective enrollment schools will also be required for private school students, but that those children won’t have...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 09

    Reagan history A number of letters to the editor unfavorably compare Barack Obama's foreign policy behavior with that of President Ronald Reagan's. As one representative letter put it, when Reagan was president, "nations feared and respected us." But...
  • Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes

    Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes
    Now that's a pot shot.  The Second City Network continued Wednesday it's string of spot-on shorts about Chicago's winter with a video thanking Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the city's potholes.  Who would do such a thing? Tire sale and repair company...
  • International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile

     International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile
    The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place...
  • Park district's summer programs click with Web users

    Park district's summer programs click with Web users
    Registration for the Chicago Park District's popular summer programs began Monday, and by 2 p.m., 6,887 people had enrolled, topping the number who registered on the entire first day last year by 8 percent, according to Park District spokeswoman Jessica...
  • More bike lanes on way for Chicago

    More bike lanes on way for Chicago
    The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as part of a continued push to make Chicago more bicycle friendly. The Chicago Department of Transportation plan includes five miles of protected bike lanes, which are...
  • Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago

    Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago
    In a more temperate moment, Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have used the term "blue ribbon panel" to describe the task force assigned to rethink metropolitan Chicago's mass transit system. But the mayor's pension bill was having a bad day in Springfield,...
  • Chicago's Noble charter school network has tough discipline policy

     Chicago's Noble charter school network has tough discipline policy
    Like many freshmen at a Noble network high school, Morgan Redd was often frustrated with the privately run charter's strict discipline code. A self-described class clown, he tried to bend the rules and in turn landed a flurry of detentions for minor...