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Rahm Emanuel Inauguration: Journey From White House To Chicago Mayor (PHOTOS)

05/16/2011 02:17 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2011

On the day of Rahm Emanuel's inauguration as Chicago's mayor, it seems like forever ago when Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another term. The bombshell announcement last September turned the city's political universe upside down: the longtime boss would leave a void seemingly too large for any mere mortal to fill.

But by then, Rahm Emanuel's plans to take the city's top spot were a long time in the making. As City Hall prepares the Fifth Floor for its new boss, we look back at Emanuel's journey, from the earliest rumors to the latest developments.

Rahm Emanuel Inauguration: Journey From White House To Chicago
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