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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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  • Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

    Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1G2dQWW ) Burge confirmed he told...
  • As ship of state sinks, it's every man for himself

    Listening to elected leaders in Illinois makes me wonder about the discussions taking place on the Titanic as it was about to go down. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to patch the gaping hole in his city's budget by keeping about $700 million that...
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced...
  • Transcript: Chuy, Rahm flailing about haplessly on education funding.

    Transcript: Chuy, Rahm flailing about haplessly on education funding.
    I finally got around to correcting this portion of transcript from last week's Fox-32 mayoral debate in which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers, Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, discuss the looming crisis in Chicago's education funding....
  • Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

    Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass
    If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security...
  • Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes

    Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia held dueling rallies and both made appearances before an African-American women’s convention Saturday as they scour the city for votes ahead of the April 7 runoff election....
  • Rahm Emanuel still best choice for Chicago

    Rahm Emanuel or Chuy Garcia: One of these men is going to be elected mayor of Chicago on April 7. Chicago needs a mayor capable of tackling our fiscal issues, stimulating economic development and growing jobs. Chicago needs a mayor willing to make...
  • A painful Chicago decision

    What incentive could there be that would make two men try so hard to be elected mayor of a city that is in dire financial straits? Rahm Emanuel knows that he will damned for doing the painful things that will have to be done. Jesus “Chuy”...
  • Obama presidential library site? Valerie Jarrett's mum

     Obama presidential library site? Valerie Jarrett's mum
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett stopped in Chicago on Thursday to promote President Barack Obama's paid family and medical leave initiative, but she couldn't avoid questions about the Obama library. Even Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in introducing...
  • When Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia was in charge: Mixed results at community group

    When Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia was in charge: Mixed results at community group
    Most of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's career in public life has been spent as a role player behind other politicians, but his resume shows one period when he was the undisputed leader: The decade he spent guiding a fledgling community organization from a...
  • Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence

    Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence
    To our friends at WTTW-Ch. 11: In two prior debates, we've watched gifted journalists, Carol Marin and Mike Flannery, try to get the candidates for mayor to explain how they would salvage Chicago's dreadful finances. And we've watched Rahm Emanuel and...