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Inauguration 2013
5:11 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Slay, Green Take Oaths At City Hall

Mayor Francis Slay delivers his inaugural address on April 16, 2013, just days before becoming the longest-serving mayor in St. Louis history.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis mayor Francis Slay says he's approaching his historic fourth term with "hope and optimism."

Slay and Comptroller Darlene Green took their oaths of office just after noon today at City Hall. He's the first mayor elected to a fourth, four-year term and will become the longest-serving in the city's history at the end of the month. 

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Missouri Inauguration Day
2:28 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Nixon Sworn In As Mo. Governor, Begins Second Term

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) takes the oath of office on Jan. 14th, 2013, prior to beginning his second term. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) is on the far right side of the photo.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Jay Nixon (D) has been sworn in for his second and final four-year term as Missouri Governor.

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Missouri Inauguration Day
1:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Missouri's Inauguration Day Arrives For Gov. Nixon And Other Statewide Office Holders

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri’s inauguration day has arrived, as Governor Jay Nixon (D) and several other state office holders prepare to be sworn in.


It’ll be the second term for most of those taking the oath of office, including Democrats Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster, and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.  Fellow Democrat Jason Kander, the incoming Secretary of State, will be the only statewide office newcomer.  Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder will be taking the oath of office for the third time, and his third term may prove to be very short if his bid to replace southeast Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R) succeeds.

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New Mayor of Chicago
2:19 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Emanuel lays out plans for city of Chicago

Now-mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel speaks at his inauguration today in Chicago.
(WBEZ/Bill Healy)

New Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won't take no for an answer when it comes to changing the city.

Emanuel delivered a 25 minute speech today after being inaugurated in a downtown Chicago park.

He again spelled out his priorities for Chicago, including better schools, safer streets and a more efficient government.

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