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Emanuel Chief Of Staff Resigns

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 28, 2013 10:00PM

Theresa Mintle
Theresa Mintle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chief of staff, announced her resignation Thursday. Her last day will be March 15. Mintle, a distant relative of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, told the Sun-Times the recent death of her father played a role in her decision.

Mintle was tapped by Emanuel as his chief of staff shortly after his election as mayor and was the point person for the city’s handling of the NATO Summit, the teachers’ strike and criticism of the spike in the city’s homicide rate. She came under criticism for a pension perk she helped to enact while working at the Chicago Transit Authority that would have guaranteed her an annual $65,000 pension, despite having only worked eight years at the transit agency.

Mantle’s husband, Michael Tools, owned a company that held city contracts during Daley’s administration. Those contracts weren’t renewed when Emanuel took office.