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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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  • CNN's mythmakers give Rahm a big hug

     CNN's mythmakers give Rahm a big hug
    Is the CNN series "Chicagoland" a compelling look at this town? Yes. I was given an advance look at the first four episodes of the eight-part series that premiered Thursday night. It shows the real Chicago, not some fantasy Chicago, not the sanitized...
  • 'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks, riding 'L'

    'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks, riding 'L'
    Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
  • Aldermen still waiting on free Sunday parking decision

    Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy. They’re still waiting. On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...
  • Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots

    Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots
    Comcast customers looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot might want to try their neighbor's yard. The cable and Internet provider has begun to turn hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area homes into virtual coffee shops, using existing Comcast equipment to build...
  • Chicago credit rating takes major hit

    Chicago credit rating takes major hit
    Chicago’s financial standing took a hit Tuesday when a major bond rating agency once again downgraded the city’s credit worthiness because of a huge government worker pension shortfall and the overall amount of money it owes. Moody’s...
  • Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate
    Republican governor candidates Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady on Tuesday sought to sully front runner Bruce Rauner, contending the wealthy venture capitalist was spending an “obscene” amount of money and risked gridlocking Springfield like ex-...
  • Preservation group releases list of most endangered city buildings

    Preservation group releases list of most endangered city buildings
    A preservation group on Tuesday released its annual list of Chicago’s seven most endangered buildings, which this year include a former public school, a Catholic church, an old theater and a onetime hotel. Also on Preservation Chicago’s list...
  • Jimmy Fallon thought he was dead at Polar Plunge

    Jimmy Fallon thought he was dead at Polar Plunge
    Once he heard the bagpipes, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon thought it was all over.  Fallon detailed his experience at Chicago's Polar Plunge during Monday night's show, a day after he dipped into icy Lake Michigan. "I'm never doing that again,"...
  • Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge

    Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge
    "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked into Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the promised suit and tie, turned toward the beach, then fell back into the water, going completely under. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran in, then sort of laid down on...
  • Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...
  • Un-Shermanesque Preckwinkle still has time (at least) to run for mayor

     
    This Sunday print column item is adapted from a post earlier this week and riffs off this news story Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was tantalizingly un-Shermanesque in her response last week to reporters who pressed her on whether......
  • Growth posing safety challenges for festivals

    Growth posing safety challenges for festivals
    AUSTIN, Texas -- South by Southwest is one of the best music conferences in the world, and also one of the biggest. And now it's also notable for another unwanted reason: the deaths of two people on a crowded street at the height of the musical...