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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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  • Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper

     Jeanne Gang does better in second version of new skyscraper
    It's a good thing that the Jeanne Gang-designed Wanda Vista Tower has improved considerably since it was shown last year. In classic Chicago fashion, the public review process for the proposed riverfront hotel and condominium skyscraper is anything but...
  • Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration

     Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is leaving the administration
    After many years at City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff is calling it quits. On Monday, Lisa Schrader confirmed in an email that she is leaving her government job in late May to pursue undetermined opportunities in the private sector....
  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

    Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1G2dQWW ) Burge confirmed he told...
  • As ship of state sinks, it's every man for himself

    Listening to elected leaders in Illinois makes me wonder about the discussions taking place on the Titanic as it was about to go down. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to patch the gaping hole in his city's budget by keeping about $700 million that...
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced...
  • Spokeswoman: Emanuel supports leave for Chicago schools CEO

    A spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he supports Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's decision to take a leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract. Byrd-Bennett's attorney Michael Scudder...
  • Cardinal George remembered by civic, political leaders

    Civic and political leaders are reacting to news that former Chicago Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer. Catholic Charities CEO Monsignor Michael Boland says George had a compassion for all, which could be seen in his eyes...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel practices misguided crisis management

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the establishment of a $5.5 million fund for police torture claims. This reparations package, which will not halt lawsuits seeking damages that have already cost taxpayers about $100 million, includes free city college tuition,...
  • Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch

     Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch
    If you were Spike Lee making a movie called "Chiraq" — about the slaughter of black kids on the South Side of Chicago — where would you place your camera? What would be your first scene? Yes, I know Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who met Lee the...
  • Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win

    Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win
    Rahm Emanuel and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term, new campaign finance reports show. By contrast, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...