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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 candidates make appeals for early voting

    Mayoral candidates make appeals for early voting
    Early voting started Monday ahead of Chicago's Feb. 24 Election Day, and candidates already are appealing to supporters to go to the polls now rather than waiting for the election. Early voting will be offered through Feb. 21 at 51 sites, according to...
  • Where to put the Obama library

    Thanks to Northwestern University professor Mary Pattillo for “Good room for Obama library — just not in the park” (Perspective, Feb. 1). She reminded all of us (including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Chicago) that parks...
  • 2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...
  • Obama gets update on search for presidential library site

    President Barack Obama is getting an update about the competition to pick a site for his future presidential library. Obama stopped by his family's home on Chicago's South Side while in town to designate a national monument and campaign for Chicago Mayor...
  • Koch firm vows to eliminate Chicago petcoke piles

     Koch firm vows to eliminate Chicago petcoke piles
    Given an ultimatum by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a firm owned by industrialists Charles and David Koch bowed to more than a year of political pressure Thursday and vowed to stop piling dusty mounds of petroleum coke on the Southeast Side. In a letter to the...
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
  • Illinois governor's 'turnaround budget' targets pensions, universities

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, targeting for cuts government worker pensions, healthcare for the poor, state universities, mass transit and cities. “This...
  • Obama to visit Chicago for Pullman designation

    President Barack Obama is set to visit Chicago to discuss the designation of the Pullman Historic District as a national monument. The White House says Obama will be in his hometown on Thursday. He's s expected to deliver remarks in the afternoon at...
  • BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago

     BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago
    Amid pressure from neighborhood groups and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, BP later this year will halt shipments of dusty petroleum coke to Chicago sites across the border from its giant Whiting, Ind., refinery. A BP spokesman on Wednesday confirmed that by mid-...
  • Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that bad?

    Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that bad?
    Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids. But is that a bad thing? It does make the coming fight in blue-state Illinois, the political birthplace of President Barack Obama and a state drowning in red ink, a national story. It isn't like we don't...
  • Early voting heads into final days before Tuesday election

    Early voting heads into final days before Tuesday election
    With less than a week until the city election, about 61 percent as many Chicago voters have cast early ballots as did in the run-up to election day in the 2011 mayoral race. By the end of Tuesday, 44,860 Chicago voters had voted early around the city,...