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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 challenger Wilson lends campaign $1 million

    Mayoral challenger Wilson lends campaign $1 million
    Chicago mayoral challenger Willie Wilson on Monday tried to jump-start his campaign by lending $1 million to his bid, less than two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped a challenge to Wilson's nominating petitions. With the news media in tow, Wilson...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
  • Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?

    Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?
    On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama strode onstage to accept his election as the nation's first African-American president. His first words: "Hello, Chicago!" That historic moment, beamed worldwide from a victory rally in Grant Park, signaled to the world...
  • After son's mugging, Emanuel says police target 'blind spots' on his block

    After son's mugging, Emanuel says police target 'blind spots' on his block
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that police are working on some security "blind spots" following the robbery of his teenage son near the family home last month. In his first comments to reporters since Zach Emanuel's cellphone was stolen in a Dec. 19...
  • 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...
  • Spielberg, Geffen help add $760,800 to mayor's campaign war chest

    Spielberg, Geffen help add $760,800 to mayor's campaign war chest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now raised $11 million for his re-election bid after collecting $760,800 in recent weeks from well-heeled donors including Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and music executive David Geffen. The large checks can roll in thanks...
  • Emanuel to talk education plans for second term

    Emanuel to talk education plans for second term
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a campaign event to outline his second term education plans Thursday, the latest in a series of policy talks he has said he will deliver in the run-up to the Feb. 24 mayoral election. According to the Emanuel campaign, he...
  • Garcia touts Latino support for mayoral bid

    Garcia touts Latino support for mayoral bid
    Chicago mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia surrounded himself with community activists, business executives and union officials at a Thursday campaign event billed as a show of support from "prominent Latino civic leaders." Among the list of 147...
  • Chicago issues ride-sharing licenses to Lyft, Sidecar

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced his administration had issued the first city licenses to two ride-sharing companies, as lawmakers in Springfield consider voting this week to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill that would impose tougher...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term
    Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago. The venue, John C....
  • Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body

    Ex-Quinn aide wins close vote to lead city-state sports body
    Gov. Pat Quinn is not short on late-inning drama as he prepares to leave office in about a month. A contentious 4-3 vote by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority board allowed Quinn's former campaign manager, Lou Bertuca, 30, to become its new...