State

100 sworn in as citizens as Constitution is feted

CHICAGO — New U.S. citizens took their oath on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the nation's Constitution.

Secretary of State Jesse White on Monday presided over the ceremony in which 100 people born in 32 different countries were sworn in as citizens.

The event took place at the Richard J. Daley Plaza in Chicago's Loop. It included a naturalization ceremony conducted by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan (der-YAY'-gen).

White asked the audience to "reflect on the many freedoms our Constitution guarantees us" and noted the bond shared with the new citizens.

Officials from the U.S. District Court, U.S. Navy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, De La Salle Institute and UNO Charter School participated in the ceremony.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.