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Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Associated Press

May 29, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

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 that will vote on key parts of her agenda. The aldermen also approved new operating rules...

Lightfoot says she will govern for communities, not corporations

Lightfoot says she will govern for communities, not corporations

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

When she took the stage on Monday, May 20, Lori Lightfoot made history.  Lightfoot was inaugurated as the 56th mayor of Chicago, but she is the first black woman and the first openly gay person to ever hold the job.  At her inauguration, she spoke poetically of Chicago’s lure, of its checkered past and...

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s 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


Filed under Opinions

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 Chicago Public Schools board president, and numerous co-runners who lost the first round. Lightfoot...

Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

May 20, 2019


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Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't ready for reform,"...

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