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.
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.
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.
Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.
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: […]
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.
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.
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
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.”
So the world suspects that at the inauguration ceremony on Monday, Beyonce did not sing the National Anthem. She lip synced it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.
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.
14 local high school students are heading to Washington this morning to watch President Obama’s swearing in ceremony.
Trinity United Church of Christ isn’t just any church. It’s Barack Obama’s former church. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The Soul Children’s Choir of Chicago has a special place to fill in the presidential inauguration.
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.