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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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  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...
  • Campaign donation limits

    Campaign donation limits
    Eric Zorn has concocted a cracked conspiracy theory to explain my $100,000 contribution to my mayoral campaign and has essentially accused me of violating campaign finance law (“Illinois should dump campaign donation limits,” Dec. 7). Never...
  • Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board

    Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board
    Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago Teachers Union and other groups are trying to keep the spotlight on their call for an elected school board with a Wednesday morning news conference. They will also call on the mayor's hand-picked school board...
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie

     Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie
    The story of the cabdriver and the politician isn't an epic Chicago political saga. It's only a paragraph or two. But it illustrates a huge problem facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks re-election in Chicago. A prominent old school Chicago...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...
  • City Council panel endorses police contract

    City Council panel endorses police contract
    A key Chicago City Council committee on Monday endorsed a new contract with more than 9,500 rank-and-file police officers, setting the stage for a full council vote Wednesday that will buy Mayor Rahm Emanuel some level of labor peace going into next year'...
  • Mayoral candidates staking out positions

    Mayoral candidates staking out positions
    With 11 weeks to go until the city election, Chicago's mayoral hopefuls are elbowing each other out of the way to plant flags on issues like education and ethics, though the specifics have yet to catch up to the campaign rhetoric. First up was Ald. Bob...
  • Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services

    Chicago OKs app to help taxis compete with Uber, ridesharing services
    Chicago has opened a new front in the war on ridesharing services like Uber, approving a plan to sponsor an app for riders to hail local cabs. The measure was part of a package including financial supports for taxis, such as fee breaks, passed by the...
  • City health commissioner stepping down

    City health commissioner stepping down
    Dr. Bechara Choucair, who as Chicago commissioner of public health championed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial decision to shut down half of the city's mental health clinics, and who was out front defending the mayor's moves to hike cigarette taxes...