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Karen Lewis bows out of Chicago mayoral race reportedly because of brain tumor

Karen Lewis bows out of Chicago mayoral race reportedly because of brain tumor

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) --Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, heralded by angered Chicago voters as the candidate to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has bowed out of the race.
Gabrielle Levy
Terminal reopens at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after evacuation

Terminal reopens at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after evacuation

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was evacuated for almost two hours Wednesday morning after a suspicious bag was found.
Frances Burns
Rahm Emanuel calls for statewide marijuana decriminalization

Rahm Emanuel calls for statewide marijuana decriminalization

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Rahm Emanuel is calling on state lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana possession in Illinois or reduce the possession of under a gram to a misdemeanor.
Matt Bradwell
Chicago backs off plan to name new high school after Obama

Chicago backs off plan to name new high school after Obama

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Five months after he announced a proposed selective high school in Chicago would be named Obama College Prep, Mayor Rahm Emanuel changed his mind.
Frances Burns
David Bowie Day to take place in Chicago

David Bowie Day to take place in Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 (UPI) --David Bowie Day will be held September 23 in Chicago to coincide with the opening of the "David Bowie Is...." exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Annie Martin
George Lucas chooses Chicago locale for new, interactive museum

George Lucas chooses Chicago locale for new, interactive museum

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) --Chicago beat out San Francisco to host a new George Lucas museum.
Annie Martin
Chicago council approves plan for gun sales in city

Chicago council approves plan for gun sales in city

CHICAGO, June 25 (UPI) --The Chicago city council, under the gun from a court order, approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow gun dealers in the city in a 48-0 vote Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Ordinance requiring $15 minimum wage introduced at Chicago City Council meeting

Ordinance requiring $15 minimum wage introduced at Chicago City Council meeting

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) --Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been examining raising minimum wage to $15 an hour, but a group of aldermen are looking to expedite the process.
Evan Bleier
Chicago City Council calls for $15 minimum wage

Chicago City Council calls for $15 minimum wage

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) --Aldermen in Chicago are calling to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in response to Mayor Emanuel's ultimatum for area leaders to draft wage reform.
Matt Bradwell
Rahm Emanuel proposes videotaping gun sales, setting time limits on purchases

Rahm Emanuel proposes videotaping gun sales, setting time limits on purchases

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) --After failing to ban all gun sales in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a compromise -- only allow gun stores in certain places and videotape all sales.
Matt Bradwell
Ted Cruz's father says 'The Bible tells you exactly who to vote for'

Ted Cruz's father says 'The Bible tells you exactly who to vote for'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., May 23 (UPI) --Rafael Cruz, father of controversial Texas senator and Tea Party darling Ted Cruz, has strongly endorsed defining one's politics on personal religious beliefs.
Matt Bradwell
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jumps on the Hillary Clinton for President bandwagon

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jumps on the Hillary Clinton for President bandwagon

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) --Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served on President Bill Clinton's staff, is backing Hillary Clinton for president, the Ready for Hillary PAC said Friday.
Frances Burns
Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel take polar plunge

Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel take polar plunge

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon Sunday took up a challenge from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and plunged into the icy waters of Lake Michigan.

Jury hears closing arguments in trial of 'NATO 3'

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the terrorism trial of three out-of-town activists called the "NATO 3."
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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White House Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel looks on during a meeting between President Barack Obama and Acting President Goodluck Johnson of Nigeria at the Blair House April 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. UPI/Olivier Douliery/Pool
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Rahm Israel Emanuel (pronounced /ˈrɑːm/; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician and the 55th and current Mayor of Chicago. He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served as senior advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998 and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take up his position in the Obama Administration.

Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections and remained a top strategist for House Democrats during the 2008 cycle. After Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Emanuel was elected chairman of the Democratic Caucus. This made him the fourth-ranking House Democrat, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.

Two days after Obama's election victory, Emanuel was announced as Obama's designee for White House Chief of Staff. He resigned from the House on January 2, 2009, and began his duties as Chief of Staff on January 20, 2009, the day of Obama's inauguration.

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