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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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  • Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum

    Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum
    Local Stormtroopers are falling into line behind Chicago’s bid to become the site of a museum devoted to the work of “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas. Chicago-area members of the 501st Legion — a 6,600-member international...
  • Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen

      Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen
    When a Gold Coast resident heard about plans to build two high-rises down the block from her home, she did what any Chicagoan would do: She contacted her alderman to express her concerns. Ignazia Angela Daidone knew that Chicago tradition gives City...
  • Motorola Mobility shows off its new offices at the Merchandise Mart

    Motorola Mobility shows off its new offices at the Merchandise Mart
    Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart Tuesday morning, showing off its Silicon Valley vibe to about 200 guests and staff. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed the company, which was founded in Chicago in 1928 as Galvin...
  • Motorola Mobility unveils new headquarters in Merchandise Mart

    Motorola Mobility unveils new headquarters in Merchandise Mart
    Motorola Mobility showed off its sleek new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday to about 200 VIPs and reporters. If it were for sale, the listing would be labeled "luxury" and boast features such as digital and graffiti art, concrete floors,...
  • Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention

    Democratic National Committee asks Chicago to apply for 2016 convention
    Chicago, the home of President Barack Obama and one of the nation’s top Democratic mayors, is among 15 cities that have been asked to submit proposals to host the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating convention, party officials said Tuesday....
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 23

    Payroll debit cards In response to the explosion of payroll debit cards, the Illinois Department of Labor issued one of the nation's strongest guidelines protecting workers. Workers must have the choice on how they are paid and can revoke authorization...
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 22

    Pension reform By taking a seemingly unpopular position with respect to unions and taxpayers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exhibiting leadership, foresight and good management. My perspective is informed by having served as mayor of Highland Park from 2003 to...
  • A single-party state

    Growing up I always thought the Republican Party was the party of corporate wealth and the Democratic Party, the party of working class people. For years that stood as a benchmark for such a division. Now, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'

    Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'
    Young children passing the playlot Monday peered at the maze of monkey bars, climbers and tunnels with wide eyes, but their loved ones made sure they didn't dare approach. The red, blue and green equipment at Brownell School in Chicago's Park Manor...
  • Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno

    Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno
    Living in a condo or apartment tower has its advantages: the views that come with height, the relative economy of compactness, the luxury of not perpetually raking, mowing and shoveling. But high-rise buildings of all types present unique risks, as deaths...
  • Mayor decries weekend violence: 'It's whether you have values'

    Mayor decries weekend violence: 'It's whether you have values'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today decried the weekend violence that left at least nine people dead and at least 36 wounded in Chicago, calling for adults around the city to instill the right values in their children and to stand up for the safety of their...