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From top left: Chuy Garcia, Lori Lightfoot, Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson were just four of the nine candidates in attendance at the mayoral forum on Saturday.

Chicago’s bunch: Crowded field of candidates clash over public safety, reproductive rights

Una Cleary and Jacqueline Cardenas January 15, 2023

The Chicago Women Take Action Alliance, an organization dedicated to women’s equity, hosted a mayoral forum on Saturday at the Chicago Temple to discuss women-centered issues in public safety, reproductive...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot makes remarks in Ukrainian Village at a rally in opposition of Russias invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 27, 2022.

Lightfoot unveils budget, aims to increase police spending, progressive program funding

Samantha Moilanen, Opinions Editor October 5, 2022

Mayor Lori Lightfoot revealed her budget proposal for 2023 to Chicago’s City Council on Tuesday.  The $16.4 billion budget serves as her mayoral reelection platform and calls for investments to ease...

In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago officials say the nations third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lightfoot said Friday, May 22, that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions and that she is hopeful that can happen by early June.

‘Chicago is waiting for another candidate’: Lightfoot reelection to hinge on crime

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

The year 2021 was the worst year for violent crime in nearly three decades. Over 1,000 homicides took place in Cook County last year. Crime — especially violent crime — is always a significant issue...

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