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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 prepares to borrow $1.1 billion to juggle Chicago debt, pay bills

    Emanuel prepares to borrow $1.1 billion to juggle Chicago debt, pay bills
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's cash-strapped City Hall is preparing to borrow $1.1 billion to complete his debt restructuring plan, pay off a major court judgment and cover police back pay, among other costs. The move — the biggest round of borrowing...
  • Chance the Rapper is curating free festival for teens on June 24

    Chance the Rapper is curating free festival for teens on June 24
    If anything, this stage of Chance the Rapper’s career has proven that he’s making music for the kids. The 22-year-old rapper, who last year recieved Chicago's "Outstanding Youth of the Year" award by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has been making waves...
  • Emanuel to rely on worker complaints to enforce higher minimum wage

    Emanuel to rely on worker complaints to enforce higher minimum wage
    When the minimum wage in Chicago increases to $10 an hour July 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will rely mainly on workers filing complaints against their bosses to make sure thousands of businesses big and small comply with the new standards. Emanuel was out...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 3, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest for June 3, 2015: Winner, Runners-up and Extras
     Winner: “I’m not impressed. Let’s see him pull $2.2 billion out of a hat” – Alan Kanter, Northbrook  Runners-up: 1.“A juggler after our jugular” – Jack Seventy, Brookfield 2."He's hoping Moody's...
  • Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things

    Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top City Council ally on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner's political inexperience and his background in business are complicating matters as the first-term governor tries to reach agreement with the "tremendously experienced" Democrats...
  • Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play

    Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play
    "There's nothing quite like holding a book in your hands and reading," said Elizabeth Berg, author of "The Dream Lover," a historical novel about 19th century French writer George Sand. "I think it's really important to fight the good fight." Berg,...
  • 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...