In a historic moment, Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as the mayor of Chicago at the Wintrust Arena. The proceedings will also include the swearing in of all 50 alderman which make up City Council, Treasurer-elect Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Clerk Anna Valencia.
Free tickets went quickly, and the waitlist was full days before, for the ceremony at the 10,000-seat arena. If you didn’t snag tickets, there’s a livestream of the event which you can watch right here.
The ceremony will begin this morning at 10:00, with performances from Chicago’s Miguel Cervantes from Hamilton, Chicago Sinfonietta, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and Latin Music Program, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, and After School Matters Choir. The official swearing in will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Lightfoot will address the crowd.
In the afternoon, the Mayor Lightfoot will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall’s fifth floor. It’s open to the public, and no tickets are needed. Visitors can line up near Washington Street in the lobby to get a photo with the mayor and a slice of Eli’s Cheesecake on their way out.