CHICAGO — Mayor-elect Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the details of two upcoming Inauguration Day events on Monday, May 20, starting with the swearing-in ceremony at Wintrust Arena that morning, followed by a public open house at City Hall in the afternoon.
Information on both events and access to tickets for the inaugural ceremony can be found at www.BetterTogetherChicago.com.
“I look forward to joining Chicagoans on Inauguration Day to celebrate the start of a new day for our incredible city,” said Mayor-elect Lightfoot. “We’re building a Chicago that celebrates our differences, inspires us all to be better, and embraces new ideas. There is no limit to what we can do when we all work together.”
The inauguration, which includes the swearing in of the Mayor-elect, City Clerk Anna Valencia, City Treasurer-elect Melissa Conyears-Ervin, and all 50 members of the City Council, will be held at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd.
The official swearing-in ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will include a program that features Chicago’s “Hamilton,” Miguel Cervantes; Chicago Sinfonietta; Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and Latin Music Program; Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus; After School Matters Choir; and others. The complete schedule of performances and participants will be announced soon. Tickets are free and available to the public on the inauguration website. The event will also be livestreamed.
Following the swearing in, Mayor Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshleman, will host a public open house from 2–4 p.m. at her office in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., on the 5th Floor.
Media seeking credentials for inauguration activities should contact inauguralcredentials@
“This Inauguration is particularly special because of its historic meaning: to have all three citywide elected offices held by women,” said City Clerk Valencia. “I’m so honored to have the opportunity to serve this great city. I look forward to working together to make city government more open, accessible and collaborative.”
“I am honored to take part in the inauguration festivities and celebrate the progress we will make together as Chicagoans,” said City Treasurer-elect Conyears-Ervin. “I look forward to working with the newly elected officials to continue moving Chicago in the right direction. As Treasurer, I will serve all Chicagoans and work every day to improve their daily lives.”