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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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  • 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...
  • Emanuel touts graffiti removal efficiency

    Emanuel touts graffiti removal efficiency
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city crews are removing graffiti at a faster rate because of changes in how they operate. From June through early August, city graffiti crews responded to resident requests for removal in under four days on average, compared...
  • Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics

    Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics
    More than two years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed six of the city’s mental health clinics, patients, unions and other critics that continue to oppose the move are getting a hearing on the matter. They contend many patients “fell into...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Vast majority of Chicago voters back $13 minimum wage

    Chicago Tribune poll: Vast majority of Chicago voters back $13 minimum wage
    More than 4 out of 5 voters back Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to significantly increase Chicago's minimum wage in the coming years, even as it remains unclear whether the plan will ever be called for a City Council vote. Support for raising the city'...
  • Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

    Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign. Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one...
  • Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

    Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters
    A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities. Although the group says the effort is focused on...
  • Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

    Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would push aldermen to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour no matter what Springfield lawmakers do on the issue this year. Previously, the mayor had declined to say whether the city would move...
  • Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

    Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike
    Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday afternoon held a behind-closed-doors discussion on raising the minimum wage, appearing briefly afterward for the cameras. Biden’s visit, which included a campaign...