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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 touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits

    Mayor touts World Basketball Festival benefits
    Occasionally seen sitting courtside at Chicago Bulls games, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a basketball fan.   So it stands to reason Emanuel is excited for Chicago to host the World Basketball Festival that Nike, the Jordan brand and USA Basketball is staging...
  • George Lucas museum choice prompts strong reactions from leaders

    Since George Lucas announced on Tuesday his decision to build his long-planned museum on Chicago's famous Museum Campus along Lake Michigan, civic leaders have weighed in on the "Star Wars" director's choice -- and some people in San Francisco aren't...
  • Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge

    Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge
    The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia. The location south of Soldier Field has...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?

    How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Emanuel wants to prevent more signs like Trump's

    Emanuel wants to prevent more signs like Trump's
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he has asked his staff to look at possible changes to the city’s regulations to ensure that another “tasteless” sign like the new one on the Trump Tower is never allowed again. That’s just fine with...
  • 'Star Wars' creator selects Chicago for museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles...
  • Emanuel should focus on repairing city's crumbling infrastructure

    I appreciate the rising Maggie Daley Park. I cheer the Divvy bike program, as I do the refurbishing of Goudy Square Park and the Kennedy interchange. But Chicago is in big infrastructure trouble beyond these highly visible sites. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel&...
  • On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor

    On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015. A new super political action committee formed by...
  • Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign

    Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...