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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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  • Obama confirms funding for manufacturing innovation hubs

    Obama confirms funding for manufacturing innovation hubs
    WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama made official today that $70 million in federal money will be heading to Chicago to help create a manufacturing innovation hub. Speaking from the White House, Obama lauded the newest hubs that are being created in...
  • Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock

    Emanuel to Fallon: Forget the sunblock
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joked about trying to get out of jumping into icy Lake Michigan this weekend with TV personality Jimmy Fallon and said he told the late-night host not to bother to bring sunscreen. Emanuel pledged to take part in the annual polar...
  • Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending

    Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to place an upper limit on the amount of city money he would put into a high tech manufacturing lab slated for Goose Island, but said the public-private enterprise will soon pay for itself. The city has committed...
  • Unions rally against Emanuel pension changes at Capitol

    Unions rally against Emanuel pension changes at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — More than 1,000 Chicago-based union members flooded the Capitol Wednesday to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to scale back city government worker pensions. The rally was a symbolic show of force, given that a...
  • Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism

    Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism
    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A new dilemma: What about mixing guns and arias?

    A new dilemma: What about mixing guns and arias?
    Walking into the Chicago Cultural Center for a warmhearted retirement celebration last week, I was pulled up short at the double door by a set of stickers. The ones with the menacing black handgun inside a bright circle, with a line through the gun. Those...