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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The former mayor's father once said he was most proud that he "raised four kids that are honest, that are successful, that are compassionate.” https://t.co/1drDrFWvvD
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) October 3, 2019