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.
Text Of Bruce Rauner's Inaugural Speech
Celebrations Begin Ahead Of Rauner InaugurationRauner’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.
Rauner's Inaugural Concert Lineup: Blues Legend Buddy Guy, Country Artist Toby KeithA 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.
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
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."
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.
With Inauguration Over, Obama Administration Returns To WorkThe 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.
Hundreds Celebrate Obama's Inauguration, King Holiday At DuSable MuseumThough 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.
Obama's Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual SignificanceWith 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.
Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During InaugurationFour 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.
Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, QuinnThis inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.