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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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  • Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force

    Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28. The task force will work with...
  • So long, dignity: Sports bets put it all on the line

    So long, dignity: Sports bets put it all on the line
    For any real Bears fan, the thought of donning green and gold and yelling "Go Packers!" on a crowded corner is downright revolting. But when you're on the losing end of a bet, anything is possible. Boston mayor Thomas Menino paid up on a Stanley Cup...
  • Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

     Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather
    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Judge strikes down key part of Chicago gun ordinance

    Judge strikes down key part of Chicago gun ordinance
    CHICAGO— A federal judge Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it was unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang said Chicago had failed to...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Inklings predict the news of 2014

    Inklings predict the news of 2014
    Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who will lose in 2014? What...
  • 'NATO 3' trial to begin

     'NATO 3' trial to begin
    A trial starting this week is expected to raise questions about how Cook County prosecutors are using Illinois' anti-terrorism law and whether Chicago police crossed any lines when they infiltrated protest groups before the 2012 NATO summit. The so-...
  • Higher Chicago taxes, fines and fees for 2014

    Higher Chicago taxes, fines and fees for 2014
    A slew of tax and fee increases are set to hit Chicagoans in 2014 on everything from water, cigarettes and cable TV to property taxes and parking violations. There's a small measure of good news, however: For the first time since 2009, parking meter...
  • In 2014, let's not be so touchy, Chicago

    In 2014, let's not be so touchy, Chicago
    Chicago, this may not be the easiest thing to read on New Year's Day. And God knows, you probably don't want to hear this coming from a former Rhode Islander. But today, our day of new beginnings, this time when we pause, reassess and vow to do better...
  • First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays

    First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays
    Following a series of fits and starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval Wednesday for his first Chicago Infrastructure Trust project, but only after the work was scaled back again due to lack of interest from investors. The trust’s initial...
  • Chicago to ban indoor e-cigarette smoking

    Chicago to ban indoor e-cigarette smoking
    Electronic cigarette smokers are a step closer to having to stand next to regular cigarette smokers outside Chicago restaurants, bars and other buildings. City Council members on Monday advanced a plan backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to treat so-called e-...
  • Judge gives city six months to approve gun shop rules

    Judge gives city six months to approve gun shop rules
    A federal judge today granted the City of Chicago a six-month delay in allowing gun stores to open in the city so that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration can set up rules and regulations to restrict where the new firearms sellers can hang their shingles....