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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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  • Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title

    Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the director's decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's...
  • Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins

    Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants a Chicago casino and Gov. Bruce Rauner remains open to giving him one, but attempts to put a long-stalled deal together this month are running up against obstacles both old and new. The old: Putting together a gambling...
  • Emanuel chooses 30-year transit veteran to head CTA

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran public transportation executive to head the Chicago Transit Authority. Dorval Carter Jr. has more than 30 years of experience in the transit field in Chicago and at the federal government level. Currently,...
  • Chicago plans events for mayor's second term inauguration

    The city of Chicago is planning a weekend of events leading up to the inauguration of newly-elected city officials. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in for a second term on May 18, along with aldermen and the heads of city offices of clerk and...
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spotlight on revenue-generating plans to increase the number of casinos and slot machines in the state. Two Chicago...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start his second term indoors with a May 18 swearing-in ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. It's a change from four years ago, when Emanuel accepted the baton from outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley on a sun-kissed morning before a...
  • As NFL starts draft, fans will get to play, dance and eat at festival

     As NFL starts draft, fans will get to play, dance and eat at festival
    Even before the National Football League's hyped up, three-day draft weekend extravaganza had begun, Justin Roberson was milling around the fenced-off area at Grant Park where most of the outdoor events would take place, trying to get a peek inside....
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows

     Emanuel took free sports tickets, transportation in '14, disclosure shows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free sports tickets, transportation and a stay as a houseguest from friends and political donors last year, but he continues to accept such gifts from fewer friends. Emanuel is required to disclose gifts valued at more than...
  • 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...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel practices misguided crisis management

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the establishment of a $5.5 million fund for police torture claims. This reparations package, which will not halt lawsuits seeking damages that have already cost taxpayers about $100 million, includes free city college tuition,...