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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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  • Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

    Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage
    With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees working for city contractors. There was one key...
  • Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one

    Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he has worked together for years with Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but declined to discuss how their personal relationship might affect their political one. The wealthy venture capitalist,...
  • Emanuel downplays 'wine picture' with Rauner

    Emanuel downplays 'wine picture' with Rauner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he thinks Bruce Rauner's positions on the minimum wage and education are more important in the race for governor than the wealthy Republican's membership in a ritzy wine club. "Voters will decide whether to make a...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Emanuel paid back $14,000 in travel costs to 'make it right'

    Emanuel paid back $14,000 in travel costs to 'make it right'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he reimbursed the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses “to make it right” after a Tribune story that found he spent taxpayer money on trips during which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign...
  • State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program

    State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program
    The state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program, according to the offices of the governor and mayor. The additional state dollars, announced Thursday, will add 27 schools and new routes...
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Emanuel allies send loyalty scorecard to aldermanic challengers

    A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled a scorecard for would-be Chicago City Council candidates to gauge their views on key issues such as property taxes, public schools and the minimum wage. The six-question form was sent via email...
  • Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name

    Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis continued her public contemplation of a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel Thursday night, using a community meeting in Little Village to rail against his policies. But this time Lewis, who has called Emanuel a...
  • Rahm Emanuel defends Michael Bloomberg in wake of NRA criticism

    Rahm Emanuel defends Michael Bloomberg in wake of NRA criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced support on Twitter for Michael Bloomberg after the National Rifle Association purchased ad time to attack the former New York mayor's gun control work. "No leader has done more to help end gun violence than @MikeBloomberg. He...
  • City hotel stays rise 1.4 percent in July

    City hotel stays rise 1.4 percent in July
    Demand for hotel rooms grew by 1.4 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s tourism arm, Choose Chicago. The number reached a record of 1,004,557 room nights, a key gauge of hotel performance...