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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks to reporters after meeting with House Democrats for an hour at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. Lightfoot is seeking a break on proposed taxes on a planned Chicago casino to attract developers and wants the Legislatures help on plugging a city budget hole.

City Council approves Lightfoot’s $11.6B budget plan

Associated Press November 26, 2019

The Chicago City Council has passed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote. Lightfoot’s office says Tuesday the budget is balanced and will close an $838 million shortfall...

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Associated Press May 30, 2019

One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history faces new federal charges that include racketeering. Among the charges in the superseding indictment handed down Thursday is that Edward...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over her first city council meeting at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Associated Press May 29, 2019

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has begun implementing reform to Chicago's City Hall. During her first time chairing a City Council meeting, Lightfoot got aldermen to go along with her picks to chair council committees...

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicagos new mayor faces an uphill battle

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s new mayor faces an uphill battle

Stuart Dantoin, Contributing Writer May 28, 2019

Lori Lightfoot, the first openly gay African-American woman to be elected mayor of Chicago, won a sweeping mandate of 73.7% of the vote. Lightfoot gained public support form public attorneys, the former...

OPINION: As a new Chicago City Council prepares to be sworn in, new progressives take hold

OPINION: As a new Chicago City Council prepares to be sworn in, “new progressives” take hold

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer May 13, 2019
"Socialism has appeared many times in history, in many different forms, but now, in the U.S. and specifically in Chicago, it has taken on a young and relatable modern face."
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