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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 turns to Daley troubleshooter to head police board

    Emanuel turns to Daley troubleshooter to head police board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a former federal prosecutor who once headed up a Chicago police misconduct office that was later reformed amid questions about its effectiveness to now lead the panel that decides what discipline officers face in serious...
  • Taliaferro sworn in as new 29th Ward alderman

    Taliaferro sworn in as new 29th Ward alderman
    As Chris Taliaferro's name was called out to be sworn in as alderman Monday, a loud "woof" rang out from the audience. The high-pitched growl of acknowledgment came from Taliaferro's older brother, Marvin, 51, from Atlanta, who was in attendance at...
  • Emanuel taps former federal prosecutor to head Chicago Police Board

    Emanuel taps former federal prosecutor to head Chicago Police Board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has chosen a former federal prosecutor to head the Chicago Police Board, which determines whether to take disciplinary action against officers charged with wrongdoing. A statement from the mayor's office said Emanuel plans...
  • Check off one City Council reform. More to go

    Check off one City Council reform. More to go
    We were beginning to wonder if Chicago aldermen were serious about having a real voice in decisions about the city's finances. It's been nearly 18 months, after all, since the City Council voted to hire itself a team to provide guidance on the budget...
  • Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House

    Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House
    The Illinois House on Saturday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to fix Chicago's police and fire pension systems, an approach that requires all city revenue from a Chicago casino to be paid into the funds and gives the city more time to restore...
  • Proposal would expand Chicago composting rules

    Proposal would expand Chicago composting rules
    Chicago's aldermen are considering a proposal to track and legalize donations of uncooked food scraps to urban farms and community gardens, a practice commonly used by city gardeners and farmers to make fertilizer. "Expanding composting is an easy way...
  • NFL's use of Grant Park, pegged at $1 million, cost the league nothing

    NFL's use of Grant Park, pegged at $1 million, cost the league nothing
    Those who attended the 2015 NFL Draft and outdoor fan festival in downtown Chicago nearly four weeks ago aren't the only ones who got to take advantage of the action for free. The NFL did too. After a request from the NFL and tourism booster Choose...
  • Chicago to borrow $674 million, but junk status adds millions to cost

    Chicago to borrow $674 million, but junk status adds millions to cost
    In a measure of how serious Chicago's financial woes have become, the city will pay unusually high interest rates on a $674 million borrowing deal reached Wednesday — the first since a major debt rating agency lowered Chicago's creditworthiness to...
  • Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it

    Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to solve his police and fire pension problem by paying less upfront, taking longer to pay off the debt and getting some of the money to cover what the city owes from a Chicago casino. The approach is designed to soften a...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest For 4/20/15: Winner, Runners-up and Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest For 4/20/15: Winner, Runners-up and Extras
    Winner:  "It's smooth sailing for Rahm Emanuel and his PAC." - Mike Rourke, Chicago  Runners up:  1st: "How nice. The mayor is taking the 82 new residents on a tour of the lakefront." - Sally Soltys, Elmhurst 2nd: "They just started filming...
  • Emirates president lashes out at Emanuel in trade dispute

     Emirates president lashes out at Emanuel in trade dispute
    Emirates Airline President Tim Clark chastised Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a letter for publicly siding with U.S. airlines in a trade dispute without contacting Emirates for its side of the story. Emanuel, in a May 6 letter to federal officials, detailed his...