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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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  • City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum

    City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum
    The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia. The comment submission...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown

    Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown
    The Emanuel administration presented plans Wednesday for a new road that by late 2016 would provide smoother connections from downtown to Chinatown and other areas along the south branch of the Chicago River. The $62 million project, called the Wells-...
  • More bike lanes on way for Chicago

    More bike lanes on way for Chicago
    The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as part of a continued push to make Chicago more bicycle friendly. The Chicago Department of Transportation plan includes five miles of protected bike lanes, which are...
  • Chicago wagers on Hawks-Wild playoff series

    Chicago wagers on Hawks-Wild playoff series
    Oh, it's on, Hawks fans! Mayor Rahm Emanuel placed a friendly bet with Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, Minn., on the Hawks vs. Wild series that starts Friday. "In the unlikely case that things don't go our way, I am prepared to send a six-pack of our...
  • On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future

    On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future
    Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future. Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
  • 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...