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April 8, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A fellow Democrat has claimed the congressional seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel became President Obama's chief of staff. In a special election, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, 50, trounced GOP nominee Rosanna Pulido and Green Party candidate Matt Reichel for the 5th District seat that Emanuel first won in 2002. Quigley will represent part of Chicago, serving the remainder of the two-year term Emanuel won in November.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders - stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago - is the subject of a new documentary series from CNN. Beginning Thursday and running for eight weeks, it has been made by the team who made Sundance Channel's Peabody Award-winning "Brick City," which focused on...
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NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next month, organizers said Monday. The convention is set to run Sept. 4-6. Democratic Party officials did not announce a date or time for Emanuel's speech, and an to the mayor said those details had not yet been set. Emanuel was President Obama's first chief of staff and earlier served as a Democratic congressman. The first two days of the convention are to be at Time Warner Cable Arena.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - With Buddy Guy rocking the stage, Absolut vodka flowing and waiters passing out crab cakes and mini-sliders, Rahm Emanuel's late-night party closed out the Inauguration Day festivities. The blues guitarist cranked out “Sweet Home Chicago” just past 1 a.m. Tuesday in front of a crowded dance floor in a nightclub packed with political operatives, Democratic appointees, lobbyists, journalists and party crashers. The private party, which began at 11 p.m. Monday at a nightclub near the White House, was billed as “Midnight Underground, a Chicago-style After-Hours.” PHOTOS: President Obama's second inauguration Seen: Host Emanuel, of course, plus Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Donovan Pepper, a Deerfield, Ill.-based lobbyist for Walgreen Co. Eaten: half-portion hot dogs with the works, chicken skewers with salsa verde, spinach and basil mini-calzones.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - With Buddy Guy rocking the stage, Absolut vodka flowing and waiters passing out crab cakes and mini-sliders, Rahm Emanuel's late-night party closed out the Inauguration Day festivities. The blues guitarist cranked out “Sweet Home Chicago” just past 1 a.m. Tuesday in front of a crowded dance floor in a nightclub packed with political operatives, Democratic appointees, lobbyists, journalists and party crashers. The private party, which began at 11 p.m. Monday at a nightclub near the White House, was billed as “Midnight Underground, a Chicago-style After-Hours.” PHOTOS: President Obama's second inauguration Seen: Host Emanuel, of course, plus Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Donovan Pepper, a Deerfield, Ill.-based lobbyist for Walgreen Co. Eaten: half-portion hot dogs with the works, chicken skewers with salsa verde, spinach and basil mini-calzones.
NEWS
May 16, 2011 | By Kristen Mack and John Chase, Chicago Tribune
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office Monday to become Chicago's 46th mayor, and then laid out the challenges ahead: improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. He asked Chicagoans, the City Council and the business community to help him. "Our problems are large, but so is our capacity to solve them -- only if all those who profess a love for this City of Big Shoulders are willing to bear the responsibility for keeping it strong," Emanuel told a crowd of several thousand at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
NEWS
September 2, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, making the case Sunday on "Meet the Press" for President Obama's reelection, went on the offensive with a sound bite summarizing Obama's first term. “General Motors is alive and well and Osama bin Laden is not,” Emanuel said. Emanuel, who was Obama's first chief of staff, spoke after host David Gregory highlighted a network poll showing only 31% of respondents said they were better off since Obama took office and 69% said they were worse off or in the same place.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Michael Duffy, Time; Andrea Mitchell, NBC; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Kasie Hunt, Associated Press. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Jamaica; summer cooking. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
NATIONAL
February 22, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Rahm Emanuel won the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday night, gaining well over the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, according to unofficial returns. With 87% of the precincts counted, Emanuel held just under 55% of the vote. His nearest competitor, Gery Chico, had 24%. Both CNN and the Associated Press called the election for Emanuel, who was President Obama's chief of staff until he resigned to run for mayor after Richard M. Daley announced he would not seek reelection. Daley wasn't on the ballot for the first time since 1989.
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
On the eve of Rahm Emanuel's expected resignation as chief of staff, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs described Emanuel as "the energetic, inspirational leader" of President Obama's West Wing team. "His leadership, his energy has helped us accomplish so much," Gibbs said, listing the economic recovery and healthcare, credit card, Wall Street and student loan reform as top achievements. "There is not an important thing that has happened in this administration that we've been able to accomplish for the American people that has not involved heavily his signature.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he was requesting all of his city's pension funds to divest their investments in gun manufacturers, becoming the latest public official to use the purse as a weapon in the growing battle against gun violence. Speaking in Washington on the one-month anniversary of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Emanuel's comments come as a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden prepares to issue its recommendations on gun control. The mayor also spoke as local officials, notably New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and governors in New York and Maryland, have stepped up their efforts to curb the spread of some types of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen," which premieres Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Masters," takes a long look at the agent-manager-record-mogul-movie-mogul (and Broadway producer and billionaire philanthropist). In Los Angeles, he is also a sort of proper noun: "The Geffen," attached here to a playhouse, there to an art museum. As a businessman, Geffen would seem to fall outside the range of the series' usual creative-types subjects. Geffen himself has said, "I have no talent except for being able to enjoy and recognize it in others.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential election: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Joy Reid, SNBC; and Gloria Borger, CNN. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC Today Reports from Ohio. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
NATIONAL
October 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Weeks after a bruising teachers strike, the head of the Chicago school system stepped down, replaced by a new chief who immediately reached out to teachers. Jean-Claude Brizard resigned as Chicago Public Schools chief executive, and Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a longtime teacher and administrator, was named as his replacement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced at a news conference on Friday. Byrd-Bennett had been more visible during the recent round of contract negotiations than her predecessor.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2012 | By Ameet Sachdev
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled an ambitious plan to establish the city as a hub for ultra-fast Internet service and provide free Internet access in public spaces. The city kicked off its Chicago Broadband Challenge by turning on free Wi-Fi in Millennium Park on Monday. "Chicago will be one of the most connected cities in the world," Emanuel said. "The establishment of a world-class broadband network in Chicago will create thousands of jobs and dramatically improve educational opportunities, economic development, healthcare services and general quality of life throughout the city.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
The Chicago teachers strike may not end the way they want it to: Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Sunday evening to sue the union and force what he called an illegal strike to end immediately. “I will not stand by while the children of Chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute within a union,” the mayor's office said in a statement. “This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children.” After little over two hours of reportedly contentious deliberation on Sunday afternoon, 800 teachers union delegates voted against ending the strike after negotiators from the district and the union had reached a tentative deal.
NEWS
September 11, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
Rahm Emanuel hasn't decided whether to leave his job at the White House and run for mayor of Chicago, but he's fending off the suggestion that he expects to just waltz into City Hall. "Rahm doesn't believe that anyone can be anointed or handed this election," says a spokeswoman for Emanuel, the former Chicago-area congressman who now serves as President Obama's chief of staff. "Only the people of Chicago will choose who should be their mayor. " In the jockeying for position since Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he won't seek reelection, a couple of prominent Chicagoans raised questions about the status of "front-runners," a label that arguably applies to Emanuel.
NEWS
September 22, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
A congressman who met privately with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night said he came away with the clear impression that Emanuel was likely to resign and run for mayor of Chicago. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, an Illinois Democrat who was also exploring a mayoral bid, said Emanuel asked for a meeting to talk about the mayor's race. They spoke for about half an hour at the Caucus Room, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Another congressman who is considering a mayoral bid, Democrat Mike Quigley, is scheduled to meet with Emanuel on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the race, Quigley's office said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2012 | By August Brown
There's political hardball, and then there's the accusation that Chicago math teacher Mike Konkoleski leveled against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the ongoing teachers' strike. A photo of Konkoleski's protest sign at a Chicago march for striking teachers has gone viral , but reader be warned, the message was ugly.  Its accusation? " Rahm Emanuel Likes Nickelback . " The charge of allegiance to a quartet of foreign usurpers of American rock radio was so brazen that an Emanuel spokesperson was forced to officially deny it in an email to the Chicago publication RedEye.  Konkoleski, however isn't backing down.
NATIONAL
September 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For officials who fretted about whether Joe Biden's avuncular style could be tamed by the trappings of the vice presidency, it was an inauspicious beginning. Barely 48 hours into the Obama-Biden administration, the new president ceded the microphone to his partner for a brief task: swear in members of the senior staff. After a bit of confusion, Biden made a crack at the expense of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who had transposed words of the presidential oath two days earlier.
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