Mayor-elect Emanuel isn’t the only one being sworn in on Monday. May 16 is also Inauguration Day for Chicago's new City Clerk, the City’s Treasurer and members of City Council. Some new aldermen might mean new agendas for some Chicago wards. But sweeping change may not be upon the city just yet.
Chicago's new mayor is a bit of an anomaly. He’s famous for dropping expletives left, right and center, but he also won a summer scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet. He declined to join the troupe, opting instead for that bastion of liberal arts education at Sarah Lawrence College.
Mayor-elect Emanuel raised big funds for Mayor Daley, former President Bill Clinton and numerous Democratic Congressional runs in 2006. He’s also filled his own campaign war chests and personal bank accounts.
Rahm Emanuel is now Chicago's mayor. Emanuel was sworn-in late Monday morning in Millennium Park downtown. WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik was there, and he joined host Melba Lara to break down inauguration day and what's ahead for Mayor Emanuel.
Flag-waving Chicagoans lined a roped-off aisle at City Hall on Friday, eyes fixed on an elevator door. The longest serving mayor of Chicago emerged to an eruption of cheers, and waved as he made his way towards the street.