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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 mum on troubled UNO, Sharpton

    Emanuel mum on troubled UNO, Sharpton
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had little to say today about embattled charter school network UNO or activist Rev. Al Sharpton drawing attention to Chicago’s gun violence, but jumped at the opportunity to discuss Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects...
  • A license to drive worse than ever

    A license to drive worse than ever
    I've got a surefire way to lift Illinois out of its near-broke wretchedness. It will enable all public employees to live like kings, on the payroll and in retirement. Illinois' bondholders will be paid. So, too, will the doctors, hospitals and social...
  • New Wells Street bridge opens to traffic: 'Very nice ride'

    New Wells Street bridge opens to traffic: 'Very nice ride'
    The Wells Street bridge was reopened to cars, bikers and pedestrians this morning, bringing an end to a year-long shutdown while construction crews replaced the 91-year-old bridge. Just before 6:15 a.m., construction workers in reflective vests and...
  • Mayor, Attorney General ask courts to shut down petcoke site

    Mayor, Attorney General ask courts to shut down petcoke site
    Ramping up the pressure to stop black dust from blowing through the Southeast Side, state and local officials filed a lawsuit today seeking to remove giant mounds of refinery waste and coal from a site on the Calumet River. The action by Illinois...
  • Chicago Park District to increase property taxes

    Chicago Park District to increase property taxes
    The Chicago Park District plans to raise property taxes as part of a 2014 budget that would add swimming classes, summer Night Out in the Park events and sports programs, the agency announced late Friday. Parks Superintendent Michael Kelly is...
  • Give thanks for early moutza

    Give thanks for early moutza
    Don't you dare flash your open palm at me. Put that hand down. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, why is Kass giving the Moutza of the Month for November when November isn't quite done? Well, this week I'm on vacation. So my...
  • Chicago casino more economically viable for Michael Reese site than Obama library, hotels

    Chicago casino more economically viable for Michael Reese site than Obama library, hotels
    A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack Obama presidential library or a cluster of convention hotels, according to a study Mayor Rahm...
  • Biden coming to Chicago for fundraiser, speech and groundbreaking

    Biden coming to Chicago for fundraiser, speech and groundbreaking
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday for three events: a groundbreaking for a center for domestic violence victims, a Senate fundraiser and a speech at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Biden...
  • How to craft a new Chicago Plan

    Ever since Daniel Burnham challenged Chicago in 1909 to "Make no little plans," Chicagoans have tended to think of planning in terms of monumental projects, such as creating the lakefront (as Burnham proposed) or Millennium Park. But comprehensive...
  • Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase

    Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to reduce the size of his proposed cigarette tax increase, but Chicago is still poised to have the highest per-pack tax in the nation. At a City Council Finance Committee meeting Monday, a day before the full council vote...
  • Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries

    Mayor moves to limit medical marijuana dispensaries
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1. The proposal would require special use permits...
  • Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5

    Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5
    The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels. It was the third...