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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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  • Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program

    Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program
    Chicago mayoral challengers Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti are calling for an immediate suspension of the city's red light camera program. Citing a recent Tribune study that found the cameras fail to deliver safety benefits long claimed by...
  • Chicago's red light cameras don't deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promises

    Chicago's red light cameras don't deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promises
    Too much spin, not enough win. That's the takeaway from a Chicago Tribune examination of the safety benefits of Chicago's red light camera program. A scientific study paid for by the Tribune found that the cameras — there are currently more than...
  • Mayor Emanuel drops challenge to petitions of rival Willie Wilson

    Mayor Emanuel drops challenge to petitions of rival Willie Wilson
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign dropped its challenge to the petitions filed by businessman Willie Wilson, clearing the way for Wilson to appear on the city's Feb. 24 mayoral ballot. "We look forward to his participation in this election as...
  • Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS

     Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS
    With risky debt deals draining money from Chicago's cash-strapped public school system, advocacy groups are calling on local officials to try to get some of that money back. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed the idea in remarks to reporters last...
  • Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime

    Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime
    Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia promised to show "unprecedented levels of violence in Chicago" during a Monday news conference attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on crime, but instead used a narrow set of statistics that dates back only four...
  • The lies about murders in Chicago

    The lies about murders in Chicago
    In 2014, it is Demario Bailey. In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton. In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert. For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984. These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
  • City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras

    City Hall cites flawed statistics on red light cameras
    After examining the Tribune's study of crash rates at red light camera intersections, the Emanuel administration has conceded that there was a key flaw in its own claim in October that right-angle crashes at such intersections were down 47 percent. In...
  • Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

     Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C....
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • Emanuel pension law challenged in court second time

    Emanuel pension law challenged in court second time
    A second lawsuit has been filed challenging the legality of changes to the city worker pension system Mayor Rahm Emanuel won earlier this year. This time, attorney Clint Krislov sued on behalf of members of the city’s pension fund for laborers....