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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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  • County commissioner prepares to run for mayor

     County commissioner prepares to run for mayor
    A little-known Cook County commissioner said Monday he's preparing to run for Chicago mayor, hoping to tap into the support of "disaffected Chicagoans" who feel Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't lived up to his promises and doesn't take their concerns seriously....
  • Rival says Emanuel has given up on schools, crime

    Rival says Emanuel has given up on schools, crime
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given up on Chicago's public safety and its public schools, new mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Wednesday in his first public appearance since announcing his fledgling campaign. While Garcia criticized Emanuel for...
  • Chicago will keep $7.7M from quiet change in yellow light standard

    Chicago will keep $7.7M from quiet change in yellow light standard
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will not refund $7.7 million in red light camera tickets it collected after quietly lowering the yellow light standard, the city's transportation chief said Tuesday. The mayor told the Tribune earlier this month...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Chicago wants to roll out universal app for hailing taxis

    Chicago wants to roll out universal app for hailing taxis
    The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday. Customers will no longer be able to arrange a regular taxi or a black-car pickup using Hailo, one of a number of transportation smartphone apps that have...
  • Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years

    Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years
    There’s a tree trimming backlog of about two years in Chicago, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. Charles Williams, commissioner of the Department of Streets and Sanitation, offered that estimate during a break in City Council...
  • CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says

    CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration's announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay workers...
  • City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings

    City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget would have to commit another $35 million to razing dangerous, vacant buildings that blight communities to clear a backlog of nearly 1,400 court-ordered demolitions, an administration official said Monday. The...
  • Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

    Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended a Chicago Transit Authority plan to randomly screen baggage for explosives at some train stations, saying the checks make sense out of an "abundance of caution." "The world is different," Emanuel said when asked to...
  • City budget would expand bike patrol unit

    City budget would expand bike patrol unit
    Mayor Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget calls for doubling the number of bike cops in the Chicago police force. The spending plan would set aside $2 million for expanding the force of police officers who patrol the city by bicycle from roughly 200 to 400....