Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayor vote
The JC 
Feb 23, 2011
The son of an Irgun member who fought during Israel’s war of independence has been elected the first Jewish mayor of Chicago.
Rahm Emanuel, former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, will succeed the city’s incumbent mayor Richard Daley after winning 55 per cent of the vote.
It was a solid victory for the native Chicagoan, despite a campaign marred by a legal challenge to his candidacy.