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Watch O'Dekirk, Giarrante speak at Monday's council meeting

Karen Sorensen | 5/5/2015, 10:09 a.m.
Check out these videos of new Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk and outgoing Mayor Tom Giarrante speaking at Monday night's swearing-in ...
New Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk speaks to a standing room-only crowd at Joliet City Hall where he and council members Bettye Gavin, Larry Hug, John Gerl, Terry Morris and Pat Mudrun were sworn into office Monday night. Photo by Karen Sorensen

Former Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante gave a farewell speech at Monday night's Joliet City Council meeting where new Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk was sworn in to office and spoke to a packed house about his hopes for the next four years.

Check out these two videos from those speeches...

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Outgoing Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante

Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, who lost his re-election bid in April, offers an emotional goodbye speech to his family, friends, staff and other in attendance at his final council meeting Monday.

Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, who lost his re-election bid in April, offers an emotional goodbye speech to his family, friends, staff and other in attendance at his final council meeting Monday.

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New Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, sworn in to office Monday night, tells a packed audience that his goal is to encourage discussion and debate among board members but to ensure unity as well.

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, sworn in to office Monday night, tells a packed audience that his goal is to encourage discussion and debate among board members but to ensure unity as well.