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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 budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions

    Emanuel budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday gave his own take on his first-term accomplishments while presenting his 2015 budget proposal to the City Council, a speech that was as much a re-election pitch as a plan to manage the city’s tricky finances. The...
  • Campaign contribution limits off in Chicago mayor's race

    Campaign contribution limits off in Chicago mayor's race
    It just got a little easier for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's well-financed re-election campaign to continue to build on its massive fundraising advantage, after a little-known mayoral candidate put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign and lifted state...
  • Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...

    Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...
    Dear Karen Lewis, Just between you and us: Remember your last visit with the Tribune Editorial Board, on May 7? You were full of pepper and vinegar. You said that "on a scale of 1 to 10," your Chicago Teachers Union would deliver a "15" effort to...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages

     Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to raise taxes on drivers who park in garages, those who own luxury skyboxes at Chicago stadiums and companies that try to avoid city taxes by making purchases in the suburbs to balance next year's budget, aides said Monday. The...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...
  • Rahm Emanuel's favorite beers and bars in Chicago

     Rahm Emanuel's favorite beers and bars in Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the idea came to him while he was swimming: Why not push Chicago as a beer destination? "You can count your laps while you're swimming, or you noodle on an idea," the mayor said. "I was getting ready for a quarterly tourism...
  • 5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    Sure, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both hit the town this week to support their boy Pat Quinn. But there’s another election on the horizon in Chicago. And with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis' health concerns, we’re all left...
  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago

    Petcoke operator driven out of Chicago
    Seven months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed to make it too costly to store dusty petroleum coke in Chicago, one of the operators apparently has caved to the legal and political pressure. Emanuel announced late Wednesday that Beemsterboer Slag Corp....