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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 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER
    Hot time, summer in the city, and the third episode of "Chicagoland" is filled with fireworks of all sorts. For those of you who like and admire our mayor, this episode is a feast of favorable scenes. For those who do not like and admire the mayor, this...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' loses balance as it tip-toes through summer

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' loses balance as it tip-toes through summer
    Huh? "This is the greatest job I've ever had," Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Episode 4 of the ambitious, now somewhat frustrating eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland," followed some minutes later by police Superintendent Garry McCarthy saying, "This is...
  • Long 'Chicagoland' series focuses on mayor to a fault

    Long 'Chicagoland' series focuses on mayor to a fault
    You will be stunned to learn, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in this week's fifth episode (of eight) of CNN's series "Chicagoland," that "The Second City is now known as the Startup City." That pronouncement — news to me — comes as he is talking...
  • In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate

    In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate
    It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
  • Chicago plastic bag ban advances

    Chicago plastic bag ban advances
    Chicago got another step closer today to banning plastic bags in most stores by summer 2015 after a City Council committee endorsed a change that’s expected to alter something of a way of life across the city. The Health and Environmental...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle

    Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s revised ordinance to impose some regulation on ride-sharing companies operating in Chicago was sent on its way Thursday to a full city council vote next week, despite objections that the measure lacks proper safety or consumer...
  • Not quite 'Chicagoland'

    If you've never been to Chicago then the last eight weeks of CNN’s “Chicagoland” will give you a reason not to visit our wonderful city.  It showcased only a few communities and ignored the majority that are diverse, law abiding and...
  • Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller

    Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller
    An arrest warrant has been issued for former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad for allegedly violating the terms of his bail in a federal fraud case in Ohio. Ahmad pleaded guilty in federal court in December to charges stemming from a kickback scheme while...
  • EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side

    EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side
    Federal officials today announced $1 million in grants to fund two green infrastructure projects on the North Side with the aim of improving water quality in Lake Michigan. Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the two...
  • Preserving Cabrini-Green's images

    Preserving Cabrini-Green's images
    In the sharp sun of an April afternoon, Nate Lanthrum walks through the remains of Cabrini-Green giving away what he has taken. He looks out of place, a white guy carrying a $1,500 Nikon D700 camera, but the residents are used to him by now and greet...