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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • Reform mayor?

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel brags that he has not raised the city real estate tax -- yet. It very well may happen after the spring election. He cites negligible changes he has instituted while ignoring the pertinent issues. His avoidance of an increase...
  • Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up
    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had...
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel launches re-election bid with TV ad, website

    Emanuel launches re-election bid with TV ad, website
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched his re-election bid with a new campaign website Tuesday and will start airing his first TV ad Wednesday, all before either of his two major challengers have even filed paperwork to get on the Feb. 24 ballot. The moves reflect...
  • Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich begins the celebration

    Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich begins the celebration
    Incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich began three days of ceremony tonight as he knocked on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral three times and was welcomed into the downtown centerpiece of his new Chicago home. Tonight’s ceremony was not the official...
  • Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning

    Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning
    The wake and funeral for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne's will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at a Near North Side church. According to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, those services will be Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W....
  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
  • New site for Lucas Museum

    Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin's pieces on the Lucas Museum should earn him another Pulitzer Prize. A recent column beautifully brings together the important work of Friends of the Parks, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and...
  • Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready

    Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready
    With one of Chicago's first snowfalls of the winter expected Saturday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city department officials delivered a simple message for surviving this winter: Limit your time outdoors and wear plenty of layers. "Keep yourselves...
  • Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone

    Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone
    There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan. This site would...