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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • New site for Lucas Museum

    Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin's pieces on the Lucas Museum should earn him another Pulitzer Prize. A recent column beautifully brings together the important work of Friends of the Parks, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and...
  • Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready

    Winter is coming ... and the city is getting ready
    With one of Chicago's first snowfalls of the winter expected Saturday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city department officials delivered a simple message for surviving this winter: Limit your time outdoors and wear plenty of layers. "Keep yourselves...
  • Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone

    Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone
    There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan. This site would...
  • Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?

    Should the minimum wage apply to the arts?
    Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has said he wants to push through an increase in the minimum wage for the state of Illinois — from the current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour — before he leaves office. With certain significant conditions, the...
  • Loans available for small businesses, mayor says

    Loans available for small businesses, mayor says
    City officials will start reaching out to small-business owners starting Thursday with a series of events to try to increase participation in a microloan program. The city will host four small-business lending events over the next month to make business...
  • Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage

    Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law. During Rauner's successful challenge to...
  • Chicago has $700,000 ready to lend to small businesses

    Chicago has $700,000 ready to lend to small businesses
    An Ethiopian restaurant, a condo property management firm and a vegan catering company in Chicago have one thing in common: Their owners are thankful they got loans to start or expand their businesses when other options failed. The small loans came...
  • Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4

     Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps." But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
  • Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

     Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds. "There's a thing called a contract," he said. Other...
  • Dog People vs. Little Bike People. What's Rahm to do?

     Dog People vs. Little Bike People. What's Rahm to do?
    It's a terrible thing when a tiny mayoral loafer steps into waste. And by waste, I'm talking dog-doo. But I'm going to try to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel escape from a steaming pile of trouble just as he begins his re-election campaign. It won't be easy,...
  • Parks group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum

    Parks group to sue over lakefront site for Lucas Museum
    In a surprising legal tack, opponents of George Lucas' proposed museum on Chicago's lakefront said Wednesday that they will argue in federal court that the site sits on reclaimed waterways and therefore can't be handed over to a private entity. That...