Inauguration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with his wife, Amy Rule, as he takes the oath of office for his second term as Chicago Mayor from Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans at the Chicago Theatre on May 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel, after not gaining a majority of votes in the February non-partisan election, easily defeated his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the April run-off election.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emanuel Calls For Citywide Focus On Disadvantaged Kids In Second Inaugural Speech

After taking his second oath of office, the mayor said he and aldermen have a lot of important work to do, but Emanuel shied away from discussing the city’s major financial problems – massive budget deficits and severely underfunded employee pension funds – and focused almost entirely about the plight of disadvantaged youth.

05/18/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits with his wife Amy Rule and former U.S. President Bill Clinton as he is introduced at the inauguration ceremony for his second term as Chicago Mayor at the Chicago Theatre on May 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel, after not gaining a majority of votes in the February non-partisan election, easily defeated his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the April run-off election.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel, Aldermen Sworn In

Former President Bill Clinton and a who’s who of Illinois politics were on hand Monday morning as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in for a second term.

05/18/2015

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Aldermen To Be Sworn In Monday

Some big names were in Chicago Monday to celebrate Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term. Former President Bill Clinton will watch as Emanuel is sworn in, along with all 50 aldermen, the city clerk, and city treasurer. Lyric Opera soprano Renee Fleming and Englewood poet Harold Green also will perform at the ceremony.

05/18/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Bruce Rauner Sworn In As Governor

Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.

01/12/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Text Of Bruce Rauner’s Inaugural Speech

Bruce Rauner was sworn in Monday as the 42nd governor of Illinois. He is the first Republican to hold the office since 2003. Below is a copy of his speech, as provided to the media: […]

01/12/2015

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner take a selfie with his family among a Lincoln family display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, a day before his inauguration as governor. (Credit: CBS)

Celebrations Begin Ahead Of Rauner Inauguration

Rauner’s inauguration ceremony was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. He was set to take the oath of office along with Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Leslie Munger.

01/12/2015

Recording artist Toby Keith performs during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)

Rauner’s Inaugural Concert Lineup: Blues Legend Buddy Guy, Country Artist Toby Keith

A Chicago Blues legend and a country-music star known for songs about drinking will perform next month when Illinois’s new governor is sworn in.

12/22/2014

Barack Obama takes oath for for a second term as President of the United States. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel To Return $8,200 Expense For Obama Inaugural

After news broke that Rahm Emanuel stayed in an $1,800 a night hotel suite on the taxpayer’s dime, the mayor’s office on Friday said Emanuel will reimburse the city for the expense

04/18/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Chokes Up Discussing Teen’s Murder: ‘She Is What Is Best In Our City’

An emotional Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Kenwood, a week after performing with her school band at President Obama’s inaugural, was “what is best in our city,” and the gunman who killed her was a “punk.”

01/30/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Beyonce Lip Synced? So What?

So the world suspects that at the inauguration ceremony on Monday, Beyonce did not sing the National Anthem. She lip synced it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

With Inauguration Over, Obama Administration Returns To Work

The focus returned to hot button issues like gun control, for which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been pushing hard. Some Democrats in Congress have been hoping for compromise on at least part of their agenda.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

DuSable Museum of African-American History (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Celebrate Obama’s Inauguration, King Holiday At DuSable Museum

Though it was Obama’s second inauguration, there was no less enthusiasm from the crowd, which stood and cheered as they watched a live telecast of the inaugural proceedings.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obama’s Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual Significance

With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During Inauguration

Four busloads of Latino activists marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Monday, to demand President Barack Obama focus on immigration reform during his second term.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2013

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, Quinn

This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.

01/21/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team practice before heading to Washington. (CBS)

South Shore Drill Team Leaves For Inauguration Parade In D.C.

The South Shore Drill Team will march in the inaugural parade and pass the presidential reviewing stand, where they’ll be cheered on by the Commander-in-Chief.

01/18/2013

White House

Local High School Students To Attend Inauguration

14 local high school students are heading to Washington this morning to watch President Obama’s swearing in ceremony.

01/18/2013

Vivian Durham shows off her scrapbook from Barack Obama's first inauguration. (CBS)

Church Women Who Attended Obama’s 1st Inauguration Will Be There For 2nd

Trinity United Church of Christ isn’t just any church. It’s Barack Obama’s former church. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

01/17/2013

The Soul Children's Choir of Chicago will perform Jan. 19 at the Presidential Inauguration (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Local Children’s Choir To Perform At Inauguration

The Soul Children’s Choir of Chicago has a special place to fill in the presidential inauguration.

01/13/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Drill Team Seeks Help With Big Trip To Obama Inaugural

A South Side drill team will be representing Chicago in this month’s Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C. and it’s looking for donations to help cover the cost.

01/03/2013

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