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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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  • Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon

    Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble. But the odds are stacked in...
  • McCarthy undergoes procedure for blockage of arteries

    McCarthy undergoes procedure for blockage of arteries
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
  • Chicago looking to double fines for graffiti violations

    Chicago looking to double fines for graffiti violations
    The city wants to double fines for graffiti violations in a move being pitched as a way to help cut down on vandalism. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce a plan at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to increase the fine for a first-time graffiti...
  • Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release

    Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release
    After the June 10 publication of her book "Hard Choices," Hillary Clinton will make her first post-book appearances in Chicago. The former Secretary of State is scheduled to give the keynote address the evening of June 10 at the Food Marketing...
  • How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?

    How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
  • Emanuel lauds same-sex marriage law

    Emanuel lauds same-sex marriage law
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invoked his own marriage Sunday at a downtown brunch, honoring lawmakers and others who helped usher in same-sex marriage in Illinois. “June 5th was Amy’s and my 20th year anniversary in our marriage," Emanuel said...
  • Clinton, Emanuel find political comfort sharing stage in Chicago

    Clinton, Emanuel find political comfort sharing stage in Chicago
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rahm Emanuel traded friendly banter before an audience at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park on Wednesday, the stage represented a mutual comfort zone for two veteran politicians looking for support. For Clinton, the...
  • Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company

    Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
    With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one of Chicago’s most downtrodden neighborhoods. The groundbreaking at 63rd and Halsted streets marks a $22...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors

    Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors
    An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
  • Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan

    Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan
    As Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a measure that would partially fix the finances of city worker pension funds, the mayor isn’t saying whether a 911 fee increase on phone bills would allow him to avoid a property tax...