Chicago Swears In Emanuel

New mayor calls for change, sacrifice to address city's woes
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2011 5:43 PM CDT
Rahm Emanuel takes the Oath of Office from Judge Timothy Evans, as Emanuel's wife Amy Rule holds the Bible during a ceremony in Grant Park May 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – It was a departure of sorts for Rahm Emanuel today, a swearing in, as opposed to the swearing at he's famously used to. The potty-mouthed former White House chief of staff today became Chicago's first new mayor in two decades, taking the oath of office and officially marking the end Richard M Daley's 22-year reign, reports the Chicago Tribune. Emanuel takes the reins in a troubled city, and echoed his old boss' call for change:

"Today, I ask of each of you—those who live here, and those who work here; business and labor: Let us share the necessary sacrifices fairly and justly," he said. "If everyone will give a little, no one will have to give too much. Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change."

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