Inauguration day is here: Chicago’s mayor, treasurer, city clerk and new class of aldermen will all be sworn in at the Chicago Theatre Monday morning. Of course, many of the people on stage will be familiar faces: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Clerk Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Kurt Summers have already been serving the city, along with a majority of aldermen.
But thirteen new faces will be mixed among the returning class of politicians. Together, they’ll be faced with a number of difficult issues, not the least of which is the city’s dire financial situation.
Click below to hear about the members, the lessons they learned from the last election and more on the issues they’ll be tackling this term.
Lauren Chooljian is WBEZ’s City Politics reporter. Follow her @laurenchooljian