05/18/2011 11:38 am ET Updated Jul 18, 2011

Mayor Emanuel Presides Over First City Council Meeting

Post-Daley Chicago politics publicly began Wednesday as newly inaugurated Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the reins of his first City Council meeting.

Emanuel showed up a half hour early for the 10 a.m. meeting that will approve new council committees and chairmen, including Ald. Edward Burke (14th Ward) as chairman of the Finance Committee and Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th Ward) as chairman of the new Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

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