Father of former Chicago Mayor Emanuel dies at 92

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WILMETTE, Ill. — The father of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel has died.

Dr. Benjamin Emanuel was 92.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Dr. Emanuel was an Israeli immigrant who only had $13 when he immigrated to the United States. He ended up building a pediatric practice and raising power-broker children, including Chicago’s first Jewish mayor.

He and his wife Marsha were longtime Wilmette residents, where the couple raised Rahm and his brothers and sister.

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