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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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  • In Chicago, Obama designates a monument _ and boosts Emanuel

    Officially, President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Thursday to designate a new national monument. But you'd be forgiven for mistaking the visit for a campaign event for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Obama's visit to the area near the Pullman National...
  • Emanuel already up with Obama ad from Pullman visit

    Emanuel already up with Obama ad from Pullman visit
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved quickly to seize on the political aspects of President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago, unveiling a new campaign ad Friday featuring Obama delivering an endorsement of the mayor. The new Emanuel ad is airing just a day...
  • Early voting totals could rival 2011 in Chicago election

    Early voting turnout in Chicago is on track to rival numbers from 2011. Chicago Board of Election Commissioners chairman Langdon Neal said Friday that more than 57,000 Chicagoans voted early for Tuesday's election, which includes offices of mayor and...
  • Garcia shrugs off Obama-Emanuel hug

    Garcia shrugs off Obama-Emanuel hug
    Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday dismissed President Barack Obama’s embrace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a last-minute ad buy by a super political action committee that’s supporting the mayor. “The mayor’s...
  • Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library

    Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library
    The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...
  • Feeling unsafe in Chicago

    It is upsetting to see that many Chicagoans are afraid and don’t feel safe in their own neighborhoods. The violence that goes on throughout Chicago is simply shocking. Each night on the news, there is a different violent story. The brutality that...
  • Obama gets update on search for presidential library site

    President Barack Obama is getting an update about the competition to pick a site for his future presidential library. Obama stopped by his family's home on Chicago's South Side while in town to designate a national monument and campaign for Chicago Mayor...
  • Koch firm vows to eliminate Chicago petcoke piles

     Koch firm vows to eliminate Chicago petcoke piles
    Given an ultimatum by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a firm owned by industrialists Charles and David Koch bowed to more than a year of political pressure Thursday and vowed to stop piling dusty mounds of petroleum coke on the Southeast Side. In a letter to the...
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
  • Illinois governor's 'turnaround budget' targets pensions, universities

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, targeting for cuts government worker pensions, healthcare for the poor, state universities, mass transit and cities. “This...
  • Obama to visit Chicago for Pullman designation

    President Barack Obama is set to visit Chicago to discuss the designation of the Pullman Historic District as a national monument. The White House says Obama will be in his hometown on Thursday. He's s expected to deliver remarks in the afternoon at...