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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

Obama aide Pete Rouse to leave White House for Perkins Coie

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Longtime Obama aide Peter Rouse will be joining former White House counsel Robert Bauer's Washington law firm, the Hill reported Thursday.

Judge gives Chicago 6-month delay on gun store rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago Tuesday gave the city a six-month delay to set regulations before gun stores are allowed to open in Chicago.

Columbia University eyes Obama presidential library

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- New York's Columbia University is taking steps to be selected to house Barack Obama's presidential library, a university official told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago handgun sales ban unconstitutional, judge rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago may not ban gun dealers from selling guns or stop private individuals from giving or selling them, a federal judge ruled, citing the Second Amendment.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would fast for 24 hours as a show of support for federal immigration reform.
JPMorgan launches $250 million job creation program

JPMorgan launches $250 million job creation program

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- JPMorgan's "New Skills at Work" initiative, announced in conjunction with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is the largest private sector initiative to fight unemployment in urban areas.
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Disney's Chicago birthplace to be restored

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The restoration of Walt and Roy Disney's Chicago birthplace began this week, officials announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
French travel advisory says 'non' to some Chicago neighborhoods

French travel advisory says 'non' to some Chicago neighborhoods

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago-area leaders say they are miffed about France warning its citizens traveling to the Windy City to avoid certain neighborhoods.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
24 hit by gunshots in Chicago, 4 fatally

24 hit by gunshots in Chicago, 4 fatally

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Shootings in Chicago Thursday and Friday left four people dead and 20 injured, including a 3-year-old boy at a South Side park where 13 were hit.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helps man who becomes ill on flight

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helps man who becomes ill on flight

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a flight to Washington to attend a fundraiser, assisted another passenger who hyperventilated, witnesses said.
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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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