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Two years ago, we made history

On April 2, 2019, we made history in Chicago. I was proud and humbled to win the runoff election and later to be inaugurated as our city’s first Black woman and LGBTQ mayor. I feel the weight of that history every day in City Hall, and I hope that thousands of young...

This week

We just wrapped up a hectic week, filled with important wins and some big challenges.  I’ll start with the bad news: COVID-19 is back on the rise in Chicago. This week, our case positivity rate is up to 3.6%—a 0.7% increase over last week. The biggest increases are...

An agreement on a safe return to classrooms

Today, I’m pleased to share with you that the Chicago Teachers Union has ratified its agreement with Chicago Public Schools on a safe return to in-person learning. You can read about the agreement here. These past 11 months have been a whirlwind for all of Chicago....

We have to vote

We are all reeling from the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. Many of the rights that women and underrepresented communities accept as settled law were due to the wisdom and legal prowess of Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her lengthy tenure on the bench....