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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's office rips Rauner robocalls on pension bill

    Emanuel's office rips Rauner robocalls on pension bill
    Bruce Rauner drew criticism from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office today over the Republican governor candidate’s criticism of a bill that would change pensions for some Chicago city workers and result in a likely property tax increase. Rauner...
  • Readers react to 'Chicagoland'

    A vehicle for Rahm It was clear from start that this series is a vehicle for Rahm Emanuel's political ambitions beyond being re-elected mayor of Chicago. While my wife and I have followed the show, the tightly choreographed segments featuring Emanuel...
  • Chicago aldermen back 8 a.m. grocery store liquor sales

    Chicago aldermen back 8 a.m. grocery store liquor sales
    Large grocery stores in Chicago would be able to start ringing up beer, wine and liquor sales three hours earlier on Sundays under a plan aldermen advanced today, a plan billed as a way to help city grocers compete with suburban alcohol retailers. Ald....
  • Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary

     Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary
    A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...
  • Free Sunday parking could soon go away in parts of Chicago

    Free Sunday parking could soon go away in parts of Chicago
    Free Sunday parking in a host of North Side and Northwest Side shopping districts soon would vanish under changes the City Council Transportation Committee endorsed today. The switch is being delivered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in response to requests from...
  • Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring

    Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring
    The attorney whose anti-patronage campaign has led to four decades of federal court oversight of hiring at City Hall declared Thursday that the city has made significant reforms and outside supervision is no longer needed. In a legal motion, Michael...
  • Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

    Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today
    Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect. The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...
  • Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing

    Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing
    In what has practically become a harbinger of spring, state lawmakers who favor gambling expansion began their annual push Wednesday by debating the latest plan to bring a massive casino to Chicago. But neither Gov. Pat Quinn nor Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires

    Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...