Inauguration – Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, Chicago, 2011

I could not stay home–so got as close as I could. Follow along with me:

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For over an hour, Marv was stranded driving around because he could not get into our street. We had not been notified that it would be closed. (Marv hopes Joe appreciates his willing sacrifice.)

It was an inspiring day that I ended with shaking the hands of both our new mayor and his wife at the City Hall Open House from 2-4pm. The speech by our new mayor and the prayers of persons from all faiths and the spirituals sung by the Children’s Choir and the final soloist with “We shall overcome…” will ring in my head for a very long time.

Rahm, Derrick Rose, and Oprah Reign in Chicago

It’s an exciting week in Chicago. Read all about it: Chicago Tribune: Chicago news, sports, weather and traffic –

At Millennium Park today, Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in as Mayor. The leaves are back on the trees. The sun is shining. The lines are beginning to form.

Millennium Park, May 19, 2011, 9am
Millennium Park, May 19, 2011, 9am

At the United Center tomorrow, Oprah will be taping her Monday and Tuesdays shows, while her grand finale will  be aired on Wednesday,  May 25.

At the United Center on Wednesday, the Bulls, with Derrick Rose as MVP, will play Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. Last night they beat 103-82. It’s beginning to feel like the Jordan/Pippen days of long ago!

A great kick-off week for what we hope will finally be springtime in Chicago.  Join us!