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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 and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other

    CNN and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other
    Looking at how CNN blew its own toes off by foolishly playing with a loaded Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, I was reminded about what really drives me crazy about national TV news. The "talent" — that's what TV calls its reporters — is driven...
  • CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement

     CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement
    Karen Lewis, the feisty boss of the Chicago Teachers Union, has a special hope for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Hopefully retired soon. I just think the mayor — I don't understand him. I just really don't," said Lewis. Lewis made her remarks as a...
  • Four-way race for April's Moutza of the Month

    Four-way race for April's Moutza of the Month
    Just as April's Moutza of the Month was about to be awarded, some readers began cracking under the pressure. "Too many choices," complained Joe Montefinese. "Looks like another mass moutza." It was almost a Facebook mutiny because, as I've said many...
  • Emanuel, firefighters reach contract deal

    Emanuel, firefighters reach contract deal
    The Chicago firefighters union leadership has reached a tentative agreement with City Hall on a new contract that will reportedly include an 11 percent raise over five years. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said the pact will...
  • 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...
  • 8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago

    8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago
    Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs. The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...
  • Terri Hemmert, WXRT deejay

    Terri Hemmert, WXRT deejay
    For a kid from Piqua, Ohio, Terri Hemmert was surprisingly unimpressed when she moved to the Chicago area to attend Elmhurst College in the late '60s. She saw Chicago as a bigger Dayton, Ohio. "Then I discovered all that it had to offer: the music,...
  • Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention

    Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention
    Chicago, the home of President Barack Obama and one of the nation’s top Democratic mayors, is among 15 cities that have been asked to submit proposals to host the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating convention, party officials said Tuesday....
  • 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...
  • Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending

    Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to place an upper limit on the amount of city money he would put into a high tech manufacturing lab slated for Goose Island, but said the public-private enterprise will soon pay for itself. The city has committed...
  • 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...
  • Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election

    Republican governor, Senate candidates make final pitches before primary election
    The Republican candidates for governor spent the final Sunday before the primary election taking aim at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as they sought to bolster support from their supporters and returned to the themes that launched their campaigns. “...