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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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  • Why 'Chiraq' has Chicago so tied up in knots

    Why 'Chiraq' has Chicago so tied up in knots
    Last week, Spike Lee was around town filming his movie about violence in Chicago, provisionally titled "Chiraq," or maybe "Chi-raq." And Chicago's politicians, opinion leaders and many citizens remain deeply conflicted about how to respond....
  • Chicago mayor nominates new housing authority CEO

    Chicago officials have nominated the former CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation as the acting leader of the Chicago Housing Authority. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the nomination of Eugene Jones last week. He'll replace Michael Merchant...
  • Can CPS be saved?

     Can CPS be saved?
    The last day of Chicago Public Schools classes is June 19. Less than two weeks later, a reckoning begins for CPS. And for its nearly 400,000 students. And their parents. And every Chicagoan who knows that the city can't thrive if its school system gasps....
  • Emanuel names new acting CEO for the CHA

    Emanuel names new acting CEO for the CHA
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday named his third Chicago Housing Authority head in four years, choosing the former CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corp. Eugene "Gene" Jones Jr. has been named acting chief executive of the CHA, city officials...
  • City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations

    City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations
    How desperate is Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cash to feed a ravenous City Hall? Let's have reader Charles V. Cerny, a retired suburban schools groundskeeper, answer this one. Cerny wrote to me about a bizarre notice he received from the city of Chicago's...
  • Chicago's new 606 trail system opens

    Chicago's answer to New York's High Line elevated trail system opened Saturday to both excitement and concern. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the 606 on the city's northwest side. The $95 million trail and park system takes its name from Chicago's ZIP...
  • Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths. The mayor's decision to home in on...
  • Back to the future on pensions

    Back to the future on pensions
    In 2010, the Democratic leaders of the Illinois legislature did a favor for Chicago's police and firefighter unions ... and planted a time bomb for Chicago taxpayers. They passed a law that would force the city to make a massive increase in 2015 in...
  • Dutch royals join DJs on stage at Chicago mini-concert

    The Netherland's King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima found some time to have fun during their visit to Chicago. MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1Qu3baw ) the Dutch king and queen surprised local house and dance music fans by joining some disc jockeys...
  • City promised upgrades near Obama library

    City promised upgrades near Obama library
    If the Barack Obama Presidential Center is built in Washington Park, the city envisions a walking community, where visitors would step off a CTA Green Line train and stroll along decoratively landscaped sidewalks, lined with pedestrian scale lighting...
  • Dutch royal couple to tour Gwendolyn Brooks high school

    Dutch royal couple to tour Gwendolyn Brooks high school
    The Dutch king and queen's whirlwind U.S. tour will bring them to a high school on the Far South Side on Wednesday for a picnic and seminars on urban farming. D'Andre Weaver, principal of Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, a selective...