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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

Top Rahm Emanuel Articles

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  • 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&...
  • Pressure on Chicago for O'Hare noise relief

     Pressure on Chicago for O'Hare noise relief
    Pressure is growing on the city of Chicago to jettison its resistance to finding ways to reduce noise levels in residential areas caused by planes serving O'Hare International Airport. Two Chicago aldermen who have been put in a virtual holding...
  • Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent

    Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent
    A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
  • Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales

    Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales
    Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags

    Chicago aldermen vote to ban plastic bags
    The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy. TheĀ  ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
  • South Side Dominick's still empty; Bronzeville gets Mariano's

     South Side Dominick's still empty; Bronzeville gets Mariano's
    The effort to fill a vacant Dominick's on the city's South Side is not getting the attention that a local alderman thinks it deserves. The corporate parent of the only Dominick's in Chicago that remains unfilled hopes to pick a retailer to fill the...
  • Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle

    Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge....
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • Emanuel: No Wrigley Field hearing next month

    Emanuel: No Wrigley Field hearing next month
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary

     Tribune architecture critic: CTA flyover proposal misguided, unnecessary
    A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...