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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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  • Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring

    Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring
    The attorney whose anti-patronage campaign has led to four decades of federal court oversight of hiring at City Hall declared Thursday that the city has made significant reforms and outside supervision is no longer needed. In a legal motion, Michael...
  • Dick Cheney Chicago appearance revisits Emanuel vice presidential controversy

    Dick Cheney Chicago appearance revisits Emanuel vice presidential controversy
    Pitching her new book during an appearance in Chicago today, Lynne Cheney and former Vice President Dick Cheney touched upon a controversial issue during his tenure that also involved a self-admitted stunt by then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel. Lynne Cheney,...
  • Emanuel accepted free transportation, sports tickets in 2013

    Emanuel accepted free transportation, sports tickets in 2013
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free transportation, sports tickets and a stay as a house guest from friends and political supporters last year, but the number of gift givers was fewer than in years past. The mayor is required to disclose gifts valued at...
  • 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...
  • Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown

     Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown
    On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election? He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...
  • Emanuel reportedly gave Norway official a 'dressing down' over Obama Nobel award

    Emanuel reportedly gave Norway official a 'dressing down' over Obama Nobel award
    Then-presidential Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gave Norway's U.S. ambassador "a dressing down" in 2009 after President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Norway's former delegate to the United Nations. Morten Wetland, Norway's...
  • East Garfield Park woman to challenge Emanuel for mayor

    East Garfield Park woman to challenge Emanuel for mayor
    A 31-year-old municipal consultant from East Garfield Park will officially launch her campaign against Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago next week.k Amara Enyia said she's running to give voice to the frustration in Chicago neighborhoods like hers...
  • 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...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • 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...
  • Chicago green lights $1 lot purchase program

    Chicago green lights $1 lot purchase program
    The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized. Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
  • Bears GM Phil Emery in spotlight as NFL draft finally arrives

     Bears GM Phil Emery in spotlight as NFL draft finally arrives
    Not that anticipation of Thursday's NFL draft dragged because of moving it into May, but Bears general manager Phil Emery spent the last three weeks studying videotape of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald's explosive first step during grade-...