CHIACGO (WBBM) — Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will take office in just one week, and he says “The whole city is excited to start something new.”

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, Mayor-elect Emanuel will soon be dropping the “elect” part of his title.

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“I think the whole city is excited to start something new, hit the reset button, and chart a new course in writing a new chapter to bring the type of change that we need to the status quo,” Emanuel said.

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Whether it is the safety of the streets, Emanuel says, or the quality of the public schools, “there are city finances at every level.

“We need to bring the type of changes to the status quo because it’s not working for our city or our taxpayers anymore,” he said.

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Emanuel made his comments at a South Side walk for breast cancer on Sunday.