Monroe: Politicians, Celebrities Speak Out at Inauguration
The Rev. Jesse Jackson chats at the inauguration. (Photo by Blythe Meyer)
By Blythe Meyer
The Red Line Project
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday morning at Millennium Park. The Rev. Jesse Jackson attended and said that the new mayor's biggest hurdle will be keeping the relationships with members of Congress strong enough to get the job done on a local level.
Emanuel promised public school reform and an end to gun violence in Chicago during his inauguration speech in Millennium Park on Monday. Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th Ward) was optimistic after the new mayor's speech.