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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

Dan Sinker. (Credit: Daniel X. O’Neil/via Flickr)

‘Fake’ Mayor Emanuel Drops In On Real Rahm’s Inaugural

Aside from the Chicago who’s-who at Rahm Emanuel’s inaugural, the man who famously parodied Mayor Emanuel on Twitter was spotted at Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Rahm Emanuel and Benny the Bull

Dorfman: Rahm Inaugurates Bulls Celebration

On Monday, Chicago will have its first new mayor in 22 years. The highlight of the day will likely be Rahm Emanuel’s speech that he will give shortly after being sworn in. I doubt he will make this address, but it would be fun if he did.

670 The Score–05/16/2011

Inauguration Preps

Inauguration Schedule For Mayor-Elect Emanuel

Here is the schedule for the inaugural ceremony for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Pritzker Pavilion

Public Invited To Mayoral Inauguration

If you’re planning to witness the swearing-in ceremony today of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, you will need to leave any large bags at home.

WBBM Newsradio–05/16/2011

Emanuel Inauguration

Rahm Emanuel Sworn In As Mayor

The big day has arrived. In just a few hours, Rahm Emanuel will be taking over the Mayor’s Office on the fifth floor of City Hall.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

Emanuel: There Will Be No Lack Of Effort

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel concedes he faces daunting tasks when he assumes power Monday, but he told CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine he’ll rely on advisors and ordinary Chicagoans to get the job done.

05/15/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spent Saturday at community-service events. (CBS)

Emanuel Preaches Community Service During Lead-Up To Inauguration

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel attended community-service functions and caught an outdoor show by the classic-rock band Chicago on Saturday, as the clock ticked toward his swearing-in Monday.

05/14/2011

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