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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 Hall watchdog: CDOT officials broke hiring rules

    City Hall watchdog: CDOT officials broke hiring rules
    Chicago Department of Transportation managers and employees improperly steered city business to six connected consultants in violation of competitive bidding rules and a ban on the hiring of employees for political reasons, according to a city inspector...
  • Quinn signs measure that lowers compulsory school age

    Quinn signs measure that lowers compulsory school age
    To combat a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law a measure that lowers Illinois' compulsory attendance age to 6 from 7 starting in the fall of 2014. "Too many kids are missing school and...
  • Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era

    Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
  • 'It was like everybody was hit'

     'It was like everybody was hit'
    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence. The mass shooting...
  • West Side alderman gives away money donated by controversial liquor store

    West Side alderman gives away money donated by controversial liquor store
    A West Side alderman Friday gave a youth football team the money donated to her political fund by a liquor store linked to a drug dealer. The Tribune reported Sunday that six months after the store donated $1,950 to Ald. Deborah Graham's Democratic...
  • Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration should take more action to combat Chicago's food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, aldermen said Wednesday. That advice came in response to a Tribune story that showed...
  • Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion

    Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion
    Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
  • Tribune/WGN-TV poll: Rauner jumps out to lead

    Tribune/WGN-TV poll: Rauner jumps out to lead
    Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll found. The survey showed...
  • Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety
    After two major derailments and explosions in recent weeks, federal safety officials recommended new rules Thursday on how crude oil is transported — the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for fees on rail cars carrying hazardous materials. The...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Quinn announces halt of Capitol renovation money after Daley rips him

    Quinn announces halt of Capitol renovation money after Daley rips him
    Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has told his budget office not to release any more money for Capitol renovations after the $50 million project has come under criticism. The announcement came a couple hours after Democratic challenger Bill Daley ripped...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...