'Reform Is Here': Lori Lightfoot Sworn In, Making History As First Black Woman And Gay Mayor; Takes Aim At 'Shady Backroom Deals'Lori Lightfoot was sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor on Monday, becoming the first black woman and first openly gay person to hold that office, and vowing to deliver the change she promised during her campaign by bringing a new level of integrity to City Hall.
'She's My Role Model, My Champion': Lori Lightfoot Thanks 90-Year-Old MomAmong the sea of thousands of Chicagoans who gathered at Wintrust Arena Monday to welcome Lori Lightfoot as Chicago's new mayor was a very important guest--the mayor-elect's 90-year-old mother, Ann Lightfoot.
LIVE UPDATES: Lori Lightfoot Takes Office As Mayor; New City Clerk, Treasurer, Aldermen Also Sworn InLori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor this morning, becoming the first black woman and openly gay person to take the reins at City Hall.
JB Pritzker Takes Oath As Governor, Vows 'Democrats And Republicans Will Work Together'After taking the oath of office in Springfield, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to work with Republicans to pass a balanced budget, and took a veiled shot at his predecessor, Republican Bruce Rauner, stating "our abdication of responsibility must end."
JB Pritzker Faces 'Pretty Large Hole' In State Budget As He Prepares To Take Reins As GovernorJB Pritzker will be sworn in as governor Monday afternoon, at a packed arena in Springfield.
Pritzker Begins Planning For Inaugural Weekend, Swearing-InGov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton announced Tuesday they've formed an inaugural committee that will plan events surrounding their Jan. 14 swearing-in ceremony.
At Inauguration, Trump Promises America Will 'Start Winning Again'As part of the peaceful transition of power, once-bitter rivals and fierce critics were in the crowd, including Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
An Inside Look From Chicagoans During Inauguration DayA look at the Donald Trump Inauguration through Chicago's eyes.
Full Text Of President Donald Trump's Inaugural AddressDonald Trump took the oath of office on Friday to become the 45th President of the United States, promising a new direction for the nation.
Chicago Catholic School Students Watch Trump Inauguration In ClassThe ceremony took place in the middle of the school day at Pope Francis Global Academy, so some 8th graders wanted to watch history.
Olivet Nazarene University Band To March In Trump Inaugural ParadeThe only college marching band from Illinois invited to perform at the presidential inauguration was getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Emanuel Calls For Citywide Focus On Disadvantaged Kids In Second Inaugural SpeechAfter 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.
Mayor Emanuel, Aldermen Sworn InFormer 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.
Emanuel, Aldermen To Be Sworn In MondaySome 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.
Bruce Rauner Sworn In As GovernorRepublican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.