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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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  • NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?

     NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?
    Were they terrorists “ready for war” or mouthy “goofs” looking to protest and party?  The first-ever terrorism prosecution by Cook County authorities began Tuesday with jurors hearing dramatically different views of the...
  • 'NATO 3' suspect tried to impress female cop with tough talk

    'NATO 3' suspect tried to impress female cop with tough talk
    One defendant used violent language and seemed intent on fighting with cops and vandalizing property on undercover recordings played at the NATO 3 trial. On more than two dozen recordings played for jurors Wednesday, the man alleged by prosecutors to be...
  • First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners

    First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners
    Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric.  As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
  • CPS to hear new charter school proposals

     CPS to hear new charter school proposals
    The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools' claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates. Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
  • Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials

    Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials
    WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, addressing the nation’s mayors, today proposed a national hazardous-freight fee be assessed on rail cars carrying dangerous substances.  He said he was motivated by rail disasters including the one...
  • Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules

    Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules
    Marijuana sellers in Chicago could only set up shop in manufacturing areas and each would need special City Council approval under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen are pushing to allow them to exert local control over the execution of a statewide...
  • Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes

    Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes
    As a recovering nicotine addict, the rising tide of local bans against puffing in public on electronic cigarettes makes me wonder what lawmakers have been smoking. By an overwhelming 45-4 vote last week, Chicago's City Council followed New York, Los...
  • Cubs put up mockup right field sign to allay fears

    Cubs put up mockup right field sign to allay fears
    The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday briefly put a mock-up sign in right field in a test run designed to allay fears of the owners of nearby rooftop clubs with lucrative views into the park. A horizontal sign meant to mimic the 650-square-foot script...
  • O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation

    O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation
    The city unveiled plans Thursday for the largest modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation’s...
  • Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions

    Quinn seeks statewide petcoke restrictions
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday moved to require companies that store petroleum coke in Illinois to fully enclose the refinery byproduct and take more aggressive measures to tamp down lung-damaging dust.  Mirroring rules that Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed last...
  • Chicago bans indoor electronic cigarette smoking

    Chicago bans indoor electronic cigarette smoking
    E-cigarettes will join regular smokes and other tobacco products as forbidden in most indoor public places in Chicago after aldermen today passed a measure backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to restrict where electronic cigarettes can be used and how they can...