Lightfoot announces her inauguration details
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago’s next mayor on May 20 at the Wintrust Arena, her transition team announced Friday.
Lightfoot will take the oath of office at 10:30 a.m. and will serve as the city’s first African-American woman mayor as well as its first openly gay leader.
City Clerk Anna Valencia and Treasurer-elect Melissa Conyears-Ervin will also be sworn in that day — the first time all of the city’s top leaders are women of color.
Twelve new aldermen also will be sworn in, according to a transition news release.
Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshleman, will open the mayor’s office to the public at 2 that afternoon for the customary open house, the release said.
More ticketing and event details will be announced in early May, according to the release.
Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as mayor on May 20.