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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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  • CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year

    CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year
    CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter. CTA president Forrest...
  • Advice from a former fake mayor to a real one: Lighten up

    Advice from a former fake mayor to a real one: Lighten up
    Dan Sinker, whose @MayorEmanuel Twitter feed spent an inspired few months as perhaps the most famous mayoral parody Twitter account in the world, has a bit of advice for Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis: Lighten up. Ardis finds himself at the center of a...
  • Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York

    Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York
    The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
  • James Beard restaurant awards will move to Chicago next year

    The James Beard Foundation has been intimately associated with New York City. After all, that was the city Beard himself called home, and in fact, it was the effort to save his old brownstone that led to the organization’s formation in 1986. But...
  • Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage

    Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him. The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
  • City offers George Lucas Soldier Field parking lots for museum

    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
  • 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...
  • Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods

    Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods
    Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month. In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
  • Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke

    Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke
    Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations. But the fine print...
  • Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    Seven years after a plastic bag ban was first proposed for Chicago stores, aldermen said Tuesday it's time to end the debate. “Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in...
  • Foundation taking bids for Obama library

     Foundation taking bids for Obama library
    The push to build Barack Obama's presidential library officially got underway Friday with the establishment of a foundation managed by three of his longtime supporters. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a close friend of the president who served as...
  • O'Hare shows off updated international terminal

    O'Hare shows off updated international terminal
    Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals. Airport officials conceded...