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Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk is sworn in to office Monday night by Will County Circuit Judge Mark Carlson, his former law partner. Council members Bettye Gavin (from left), Larry Hug and Jim McFarland watch from their council seats.

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk is sworn in to office Monday night by Will County Circuit Judge Mark Carlson, his former law partner. Council members Bettye Gavin (from left), Larry Hug and Jim McFarland watch from their council seats.

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Bob O'Dekirk sworn in as new Joliet mayor

It was an emotional night for outgoing Mayor Tom Giarrante, who thanked his family and friends and said goodbye to city staff at his last city council meeting Monday.