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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: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'

    Emanuel: 'What the president did was create an opportunity'
    A crowd gathered Saturday at a Chicago high school named for a Mexican president to rejoice in President Barack Obama's executive action to issue a reprieve for people living in the United States illegally whose children were born here — a...
  • Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel

    Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel
    The top two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed their petitions Monday to appear on the ballot, marking the start of a three-month campaign during which each is likely to be outspent overwhelmingly by the incumbent. But Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, and...
  • Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10

    Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10
    The pool of hopefuls wanting to be Chicago's next mayor reached 10 by Monday's deadline to file the nominating petitions needed to land on the ballot. That includes the well-funded Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's aiming for a second term. Some of the better-...
  • City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue

     City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue
    Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and Michael Brown, after spending much of the day hunkered down outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. The march, much of...
  • Obama visits Chicago to tout immigration action, cites Ferguson controversy

     Obama visits Chicago to tout immigration action, cites Ferguson controversy
    Saying the American experience was formed by "stitching together folks from different backgrounds," President Barack Obama used a Polish cultural center in Chicago as a backdrop Tuesday to draw a line between immigration reform and unease over a...
  • Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings

    Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings
    A group of activists who worked to shut down two Southwest Side coal-burning power plants charged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday with overstating his involvement in the closings in a re-election campaign ad they called on him to stop airing....
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase. In all, 28 of the city's 50...
  • Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive

    Rauner says Chicago minimum wage hike could make city less competitive
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner warned Tuesday that approving minimum wage hikes without enacting business reforms could hurt Chicago's competitiveness and worsen unemployment. As he sought to draw a dark picture of the state's finances before he takes...
  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The...
  • Redevelopment ahead for Chicago's two coal plant sites

     Redevelopment ahead for Chicago's two coal plant sites
    When Chicago's last two coal plants shut down two years ago, residents who had lived amid the plants' pollution were still angry. "You killed my mother," one woman told the president of Midwest Generation, the coal plants' owner, at a hearing to...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...