Chicago little notes nor long remembers--if it's aware at all--when the Mayor appoints a new commissioner of Department X, Y or Z. A handful of important posts--say, the commissioners of Finance, Police and Fire--may receive a lot of scrutiny but rarely any of the others.
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.
1. The Geek Girl Burlesque, the folks that brought you BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A Super Mario Burlesque at the Gorilla Tango Theatre (still running, by the way) have done it again with FELLOWSHIP OF THE BOOBS: A LOTR, WoW, D&D RPG BURLESQUE.
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has hired the son of a longtime Democratic official to be the city's top lobbyist.Matthew Hynes worked for the Emanuel campaign as a consultant, and will now direct the new mayor's "Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs."
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has more than a million dollars in his campaign account. When he retires, he can take all of it with him for personal use. The mayor is not saying if he will, but it would be perfectly legal if he does.