Monroe: Politicians, Celebrities Speak Out at Inauguration

Jesse Jackson Photo by Blythe Meyer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson chats at the inauguration. (Photo by Blythe Meyer)

By Blythe Meyer
The Red Line Project
@RedLineProject
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.

JACKSON by Blythe

Political consultant David Axelrod, a key in President Obama's 2008 campaign, is back in Chicago working on Obama's re-election bid. Axelrod attended the inauguration ceremonies and talked about Emanuel's eagerness to get started as mayor.

 

AXELROD by Blythe

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.

Silverstein by Blythe

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