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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 cures itself of patronage, judge rules, so constraints go away

    Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday....
  • Trump's sign in Chicago a bad one for burgeoning riverfront

    Trump's sign in Chicago a bad one for burgeoning riverfront
    The arrows I've been shooting at the humongous sign that Donald Trump has stuck on his Chicago riverfront tower are as much about protecting the beauty of the riverfront as bemoaning the ugliness of The Donald's badge of dishonor. As brash as a cowboy's...
  • Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts

    Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts
    A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country. The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...
  • Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes

    Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions. The Democratic governor’...
  • Emanuel to appear on Fallon show tonight

    Emanuel to appear on Fallon show tonight
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will make good tonight on his promise to join funnyman Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in exchange for Fallon taking a dunk in Lake Michigan during Chicago's historically frigid winter. Fallon invited Emanuel on the show shortly after...
  • Mayor's task force on minimum wage sets first public hearing

    Mayor's task force on minimum wage sets first public hearing
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is raising the profile of the task force he created to talk about increasing the minimum wage, setting the first hearing where members of the working group will go out to hear public input on the idea. The Minimum Wage Working Group...
  • Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan

    Emanuel defends 911 tax hike plan
    As Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a measure that would partially fix the finances of city worker pension funds, the mayor isn’t saying whether a 911 fee increase on phone bills would allow him to avoid a property tax...
  • Emanuel's gun restriction plan crosses the line

    In light of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed ordinance regulating future gun stores in Chicago, it is clear he learned nothing from his previous attempt to regulate legal ownership. The Federal Court of Appeals struck down most of the ownership...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes strict limits on gun sales

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...
  • Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor

    Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills. Under the measure, the City Council would have the ability to raise 911...
  • Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf

    Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf
    The Cubs are the worst team in the majors and haven't scored a run in 20 innings but Wednesday's low point of the season had little to do with baseball. Mayor Rahm Emanuel embarrassed the Cubs behind the microphone as badly as any pitcher has on the...