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Judge Tim Evans to Administer Oath to Emanuel




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    The oath of office that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel takes on Monday will be administered by Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Tim Evans.

    "He's also a former candidate for mayor and I think it's also a sense of a city the comes together with a common purpose," Emanuel said Friday in remarks aired on CBS Chicago.

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    Timothy Evans was once a Chicago alderman and a mayoral candidate. Now he's the Chief Judge of the Cook County Court system and Illinois' first William H. Rehnquist award winner. (Published Wednesday, July 21, 2010)

    Evans was first elected to the bench nearly 20 years ago as the county's first African-American chief judge.  He also formerly served as alderman of Chicago's 4th Ward.