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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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  • 'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't

    'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't
    Do you dislike the way I talk or dress or butter my toast? I hear you. Have I offended you, annoyed you, convinced you that I'm a !@##$%? I hear you. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I just want you to know that I respect you....
  • Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper

     Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper
    It's a good thing that the Jeanne Gang-designed Wanda Vista Tower has improved considerably since it was shown last year. In classic Chicago fashion, the public review process for the proposed riverfront hotel and condominium skyscraper is anything but...
  • Emanuel aide to leave for private sector

    One of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top aides is leaving his administration next month. Lisa Schrader has been both chief of staff and chief operating officer during Emanuel's first term. Before that, she worked for former Mayor Richard Daley's...
  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

    Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1G2dQWW ) Burge confirmed he told...
  • As ship of state sinks, it's every man for himself

    Listening to elected leaders in Illinois makes me wonder about the discussions taking place on the Titanic as it was about to go down. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to patch the gaping hole in his city's budget by keeping about $700 million that...
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced...
  • Cardinal George remembered by civic, political leaders

    Civic and political leaders are reacting to news that former Chicago Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer. Catholic Charities CEO Monsignor Michael Boland says George had a compassion for all, which could be seen in his eyes...
  • Spokeswoman: Emanuel supports leave for Chicago schools CEO

    A spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he supports Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's decision to take a leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract. Byrd-Bennett's attorney Michael Scudder...
  • Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch

     Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch
    If you were Spike Lee making a movie called "Chiraq" — about the slaughter of black kids on the South Side of Chicago — where would you place your camera? What would be your first scene? Yes, I know Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who met Lee the...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel practices misguided crisis management

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the establishment of a $5.5 million fund for police torture claims. This reparations package, which will not halt lawsuits seeking damages that have already cost taxpayers about $100 million, includes free city college tuition,...