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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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  • City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations

    City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations
    How desperate is Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cash to feed a ravenous City Hall? Let's have reader Charles V. Cerny, a retired suburban schools groundskeeper, answer this one. Cerny wrote to me about a bizarre notice he received from the city of Chicago's...
  • Chicago's new 606 trail system opens

    Chicago's answer to New York's High Line elevated trail system opened Saturday to both excitement and concern. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the 606 on the city's northwest side. The $95 million trail and park system takes its name from Chicago's ZIP...
  • Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing

    Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing
    Chicago's 13 new aldermen had seats onstage at the Chicago Theatre for the celebratory pomp and circumstance at Monday's inauguration ceremony, but along with the oath of office came a cold dose of reality. The days of campaign promises are over, and...
  • Back to the future on pensions

    Back to the future on pensions
    In 2010, the Democratic leaders of the Illinois legislature did a favor for Chicago's police and firefighter unions ... and planted a time bomb for Chicago taxpayers. They passed a law that would force the city to make a massive increase in 2015 in...
  • Dutch royals join DJs on stage at Chicago mini-concert

    The Netherland's King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima found some time to have fun during their visit to Chicago. MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1Qu3baw ) the Dutch king and queen surprised local house and dance music fans by joining some disc jockeys...
  • City promised upgrades near Obama library

    City promised upgrades near Obama library
    If the Barack Obama Presidential Center is built in Washington Park, the city envisions a walking community, where visitors would step off a CTA Green Line train and stroll along decoratively landscaped sidewalks, lined with pedestrian scale lighting...
  • Dutch royal couple to tour Gwendolyn Brooks high school

    Dutch royal couple to tour Gwendolyn Brooks high school
    The Dutch king and queen's whirlwind U.S. tour will bring them to a high school on the Far South Side on Wednesday for a picnic and seminars on urban farming. D'Andre Weaver, principal of Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, a selective...
  • Emanuel names new CPS board members

    Emanuel names new CPS board members
    With his hand-picked school board rocked by a federal investigation into a no-bid contract it gave out and beset by a $1 billion-plus budget deficit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected four new members to replace those whose terms are about to end....
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces another tough call on selection of CPS leader

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces another tough call on selection of CPS leader
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now shopping for his third full-time Chicago Public Schools CEO in four years, and finding a capable and willing match for a system beset by deep financial, labor and legal turmoil could prove quite a challenge. The replacement...
  • Rahm Emanuel wagers cheesecake, beer over Stanley Cup

    Rahm Emanuel wagers cheesecake, beer over Stanley Cup
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tampa, Fla., Mayor Bob Buckhorn have made the typical intercity gastro-wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Emanuel is putting up 122 slices of Eli's cheesecake, a...
  • Speak Out: Enforce the existing gun laws

    Speak Out: Enforce the existing gun laws
    I just heard Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel saying after another violent weekend in the city how we need more gun laws. We don't need any more laws. We need to enforce the laws that we have had for the last 20 or 30 years. The problem is we have too many...