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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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  • Longtime Chicago gay rights activist dies

     Longtime Chicago gay rights activist dies
    Vernita Gray was battling terminal cancer when she agreed to be part of a lawsuit last year that led to same-sex couples being able to marry earlier than Illinois' new law permitted. The effort was just one more testament to Gray's life work as a...
  • Preckwinkle could run for mayor

    Preckwinkle could run for mayor
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was tantalizingly un-Shermanesque in her response last week to reporters who pressed her on whether she has any intentions of challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year's Chicago mayoral election. "I'm...
  • Court: Misconduct complaints against Chicago police should be public

    Court: Misconduct complaints against Chicago police should be public
    Citizen complaints about Chicago police misconduct and the related investigative files are public records and must be turned over by the city, an Illinois appeals court ruled this week. A three-judge panel of the state Appellate Court in Chicago...
  • Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid

    Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid
    Nearly two months after the foundation overseeing President Obama’s future library and museum was formed, institutions and groups wishing to host the site on Thursday received the details necessary to move forward with their pitches. In its...
  • Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor

    Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told reporters Wednesday that she intends to serve her full four-year term if re-elected this year, but did not rule out switching gears and running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Speaking to reporters...
  • In shadow of 'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is

    In shadow of  'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is
    It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 17

    Pothole city My experience as a Chicagoan who travels with some frequency to our populous suburbs is that these suburbs don't have nearly the pothole problem Chicago does. They're having the same winter we're having, yet their streets are mostly smooth,...
  • Cubs announce new remote parking lot

    Cubs announce new remote parking lot
    Chicago Cubs fans going to night and weekend games will be able to park free this upcoming season in a new remote lot with nearly twice as many spaces as the old one at DeVry University, the team announced today. Setting up a new remote lot with 1,000...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 18

    Concerning your March 10 editorial on the decline of the beret: I thought I was reading something out of The Onion. Nevertheless, I own many types of hats, including ball caps, and they are interesting to collect and wear. When it comes to favorites, I...
  • Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw

    Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw
    A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer. Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
  • Emanuel wrestling with pothole problem

    Emanuel wrestling with pothole problem
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.  There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...