Ethan Michaeli

Chicago?s New First Family: Rahm Emanuel celebrates with his wife (far right), children and supporters after his win February 22, which will make him the first Jewish mayor of the Windy City.

Chicago Picks First Jewish Mayor Ever. Ho hum.

The irony of the election of the first Jewish mayor in the nation’s third largest city is that his religion seemed not to matter much at all. Rahm Emanuel made history by winning 55% of the vote February 22 to become Chicago’s next mayor, obviating the need for a run-off by blowing away the opposition.

Citing Their Close Ties With Local Muslims, Chicago’s Jews Unfazed by Terrorist Threat

If those who sent bomb-laden packages to Chicago from Yemen were trying to terrorize the Second City, they did not succeed.