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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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  • Obama visits Chicago to tout immigration action, cites Ferguson controversy

     Obama visits Chicago to tout immigration action, cites Ferguson controversy
    Saying the American experience was formed by "stitching together folks from different backgrounds," President Barack Obama used a Polish cultural center in Chicago as a backdrop Tuesday to draw a line between immigration reform and unease over a...
  • Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings

    Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings
    A group of activists who worked to shut down two Southwest Side coal-burning power plants charged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday with overstating his involvement in the closings in a re-election campaign ad they called on him to stop airing....
  • City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue

     City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue
    Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and Michael Brown, after spending much of the day hunkered down outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. The march, much of...
  • Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel

    Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel
    The top two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed their petitions Monday to appear on the ballot, marking the start of a three-month campaign during which each is likely to be outspent overwhelmingly by the incumbent. But Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, and...
  • Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10

    Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10
    The pool of hopefuls wanting to be Chicago's next mayor reached 10 by Monday's deadline to file the nominating petitions needed to land on the ballot. That includes the well-funded Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's aiming for a second term. Some of the better-...
  • Emanuel: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'

    Emanuel: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'
    A crowd gathered Saturday at a Chicago high school named for a Mexican president to rejoice in President Barack Obama's executive action to issue a reprieve for people living in the United States illegally whose children were born here — a...
  • Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015

    Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015
    The Chicago Park District wants to increase fees to take part in park programs, raise parking rates at meters in parks and hike various permit costs as part of its 2015 budget proposal. The Park District is not asking for a property tax increase as part...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
  • Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing

     Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing
    Nearly 50 people gathered at Chicago City Hall on Thursday calling for city and school officials to try to recoup money spent on costly school borrowing deals. Some demonstrators were eventually removed by police. The Chicago Teachers Union and other...
  • New archbishop ready to shift focus to work

    New archbishop ready to shift focus to work
    New Archbishop Blase Cupich sought Thursday to turn attention to Chicago's Catholics and the work ahead of him following days of pomp and circumstance.  Looking out on a room packed with the city's political movers and shakers at a downtown breakfast...
  • Look beyond the courts for CPS bonds

    The Tribune's expose on how banks hurt taxpayers by cheating the taxpayer-supported schools was wonderful. Yes, there should be recourse through the courts like in the other states as cited in Jackson Potter's op-ed (Perspective, Nov. 12). But there...