Inauguration weekend begins

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It has been a beautiful day in the nation’s capital. Excited visitors, as far as the eye can see, pouring into the district from all over the world. Saturday—preparations all around were in high gear for Monday and the nation’s 57th Presidential Inauguration.

A busy day as well for the first family– Saturday was designated a National Day of Service leading up to the Martin Luther King Junior holiday and the president and Michele Obama were out taking part in that, as they’ve urged others to– lending a hand in renovating a local school.

A Chicago mother and son joining the first family– learning about life-saving CPR and the importance of public service.

We’re running into all sorts of high-profile Chicagoans like local rapper and actor ‘Common’ who told us how important he feels it is to be here.

As for the Illinois Inaugural Delegation– they have events Saturday and Sunday and of course, expect to figure prominently in the president’s Inaugural Ball Monday night.

Barack Obama will be re-upped as president officially Sunday. A January 20th swearing-in is constitutionally required. But as it’s a Sunday, we get a ceremonial swearing-in Monday in front of the hundreds of thousands of people who will pack the area around us here at the national mall.

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