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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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  • Lincoln Park redevelopment plan heads to City Council

    Lincoln Park redevelopment plan heads to City Council
    A $350 million proposal to build twin high rises, other buildings and redevelop four existing structures at the former Children's Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park is headed to a full City Council vote next week after the Zoning Committee today...
  • Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor

    Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told reporters Wednesday that she intends to serve her full four-year term if re-elected this year, but did not rule out switching gears and running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Speaking to reporters...
  • Chicago should turn over police files

    Chicago should turn over police files
    For seven years and counting, the city of Chicago has fought to keep the public from seeing records that would show how complaints of police misconduct are handled. Last week, an appellate court said (again) that those records aren't exempt from...
  • In shadow of 'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is

    In shadow of  'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is
    It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
  • Race for governor

    Only two days into the November election campaign and already there are big surprises. It started with the slim victory margin of GOP governor nominee Bruce Rauner that led Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis to offer a hilarious cartoon of Rauner...
  • Cook County leader's backing does not assure win

    Cook County leader's backing does not assure win
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won what amounts to re-election unopposed Tuesday, but she also saw the downside for high-profile politicians who make endorsements in the primary. The first-term president backed candidates who lost races...
  • Readers talk Polar Plunge, Indiana and the Obama library

       Readers talk Polar Plunge, Indiana and the Obama library
    Stephen Baranyk and his wife, Susie Baranyk, drove some 200 miles, from Indianapolis to Naperville, on Thursday to tell me something important in front of hundreds of perfect strangers. He wanted Illinois to know that Indiana loves us just the way we...
  • Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases

    Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases
    Chicago police officers in one Northwest Side district soon will respond to domestic violence calls with a questionnaire for victims to try to determine if the situation could get worse and if so to get them special help. It's part of an ongoing...
  • Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw

    Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw
    A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer. Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
  • Emanuel wrestling with pothole problem

    Emanuel wrestling with pothole problem
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.  There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...
  • Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW

    Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW
    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- It didn't go exactly as planned, but in a way Chance the Rapper's truncated set in the early hours of Wednesday morning affirmed the message that a legion of Chicago heavy hitters tried to impart at the South by Southwest Interactive...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears
    "It's playoff time again in this sports-loving city," says narrator/co-writer Mark Konkol at the beginning of episode two of the eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland." And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during...