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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

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.
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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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