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Where to Find Rahm on Inauguration Weekend

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel discusses the city's budget and how he plans to make sure the taxpayer is getting the most bang for their buck. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2011)

    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has a big weekend planned ahead of Monday's Inauguration Day.

    Before Emanuel gets sworn in at Pritzker Pavilion, Chicagoans can volunteer for 28 projects Saturday morning as part of a City-wide Day of Service.

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    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel discusses the city's budget and how he plans to make sure the taxpayer is getting the most bang for their buck. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2011)

    In the afternoon Emanuel kicks back to host a free concert by the band Chicago in Grant Park.

    After the concert, he and his team join supporters at a reception and dinner at Venue One on Randolph Street. Tickets to the event went to those who contributed at least $5,000 to Emanuel's campaign.

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    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he'll make better use of city resources, including more officers, fewer city council committees and improved technology to provide transparency. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2011)

    On Monday, instead of being sworn in at Orchestra Hall like Mayor Daley in 1989, Emanuel takes his oath in Millennium Park. Vice-President Joe Biden and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood are said to be among the attendees at the inauguration.

    After he's sworn in, the new mayor hosts an afternoon open house at City Hall, where residents can meet him at his new fifth-floor office.

    Here's the full run-down of public events for those who want to follow along.

    9 a.m.-noon Saturday: Service Day
    Various Locations
    Volunteer to plant gardens, lay mulch or pick up trash along the Chicago River at spots across the city with Emanuel, Clerk-elect Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Stephanie Neely. Register here to volunteer and pick a project.

    1-4 p.m. Saturday: Chicago Concert
    Butler Field, Grant Park
    Sign up for a free ticket for this family concert featuring the band Chicago. Concertgoers are invited to bring picnics and lawn chairs. A ticket is required. No alcohol is allowed.

    10:30 a.m. Monday: Inauguration Day
    Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
    Watch Emanuel, Mendoza, Neely and the City Council take their oathes of office.

    2-4 p.m. Monday: Open House
    5th Floor, City Hall
    Emanuel hosts an open house at his new office on the 5th floor of City Hall. This is your chance to meet Chicago's new mayor.