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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Our plan on police reform

When I took office, police reform was a top priority for my new administration. It’s part of a personal mission that has lasted close to two decades. Before taking office, I led the Police Accountability Task Force and chaired the Chicago Police Board, the independent...

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How Chicago changes

Last week, we announced a $330 million lending commitment from 40 banks that will help add 7,000 affordable housing units on the South and West Sides.  To read more about it, click here. I am highlighting it not because it is the panacea for every problem we face. It...

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Our “pandemic budget” and the road ahead

I stood up today and delivered the 2021 budget forecast for the City of Chicago. It was my solemn duty to report that one year after taking on a historic budget shortfall, the impact of COVID has once again created a new fiscal challenge for our city. This time...

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