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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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  • Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes

    Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes
    Now that's a pot shot.  The Second City Network continued Wednesday it's string of spot-on shorts about Chicago's winter with a video thanking Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the city's potholes.  Who would do such a thing? Tire sale and repair company...
  • CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools

    CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools
    Chicago Public Schools said today that the standardized test being used for the first time in applications to the city’s top selective enrollment schools will also be required for private school students, but that those children won’t have...
  • '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...
  • Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops

    Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops
    A federal judge on Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that the city failed to convince...
  • NATO 3 found guilty of mob action and arson, but not terror charges

    NATO 3 found guilty of mob action and arson, but not terror charges
    Cook County prosecutors' first-ever terrorism case collapsed Friday when jurors instead found three men who built Molotov cocktails in the days before the 2012 NATO summit guilty of mob action charges and explosives counts that could carry hefty prison...
  • O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation

    O'Hare Blue Line to stay open during 4-year renovation
    The city unveiled plans Thursday for the largest modernization of the CTA Blue Line since the O’Hare branch was built 30 years ago, a four-year overhaul that officials say will shave 10 minutes off travel between downtown and the nation’s...
  • Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions

    Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets. A spokeswoman for...
  • 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...
  • Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago

    Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago
    City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
  • Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending

    Quinn pushes for minimum wage increase, early childhood education spending
    SPRINGFIELD — A re-election seeking Gov. Pat Quinn used his State of the State speech Wednesday to declare that Illinois is “making a comeback” under his leadership and unveil a modest agenda of spending more on early childhood...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate

    Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent. The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...