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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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  • Obama library doesn't warrant state funds

    Obama library doesn't warrant state funds
    To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...
  • COD's MAC names new director

    COD's MAC names new director
    A Glen Ellyn native who has been overseeing the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center on an interim basis has been named as its new director. Diana Martinez was officially named to the position in late January. "I am extremely honored to join the...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
  • Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business

     Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business
    In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business. There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel in salesman mode at SXSW

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel in salesman mode at SXSW
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force. There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election

    Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund. Emanuel’s latest campaign finance report filed Tuesday with state...
  • Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role

    A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Push to get Obama library officially begins

    Push to get Obama library officially begins
    The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
  • An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'

    An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'
    Four landlords have owned Wrigley Field over the last century, beginning with Charles Weeghman, who opened the park 100 years ago Wednesday. And like any Chicago residence, Wrigley has undergone some changes over the years, with all of those landlords...