Rahm Emanuel begins his first full day as the 46th mayor of Chicago on Tuesday. But along with the perks of the 5th floor office, Emanuel inherits big problems and huge expectations.Thousands of people showed up to see him take oath at Millennium Park on Monday.
Today’s swearing-in ceremony will usher thirteen new faces on to Chicago city council. Many of them won on the promise of change, including Ameya Pawar of the far north side’s 47th Ward.Pawar wants to help make government smarter, faster, and more inclusive. His idealism won over constituents...
Chicago welcomed a new mayor into office on Monday for the first time in 22 years. Thousands gathered at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to witness the swearing in of Rahm Emanuel as leader of America's third largest city.Among those on hand was our WBEZ colleague Adnan Rashid, one of 14 P
Declaring that Chicago is ready for change, Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office Monday, becoming the 46th mayor in Chicago's history and the first Jewish resident to occupy the office.Nearly all of Chicago's top elected officials were on hand for the occasion, as were Vice President Joe Biden and s
Desiree Rogers, the former White House Social Secretary who resigned from her position after uninvited guests snuck into a White House state dinner, has been named a member of the committee organizing Chicago’s 2011 inauguration.Rogers is one of