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Press Release – Lightfoot responds to Ed Burke office raid

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to federal agents raiding Alderman Ed Burke's offices today. “Today’s events are a stark reminder that we need to break from the old political machine. We’ve got an opportunity in...

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Press Release – Lightfoot unveils public safety plan

Chicago mayoral candidate and former Police Board President Lori Lightfoot held a press conference this morning to unveil a public safety plan to meaningfully reduce violence and build trust between police and communities. The press conference was held at Build, Inc....

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Lightfoot stays in Mayoral race even if Preckwinkle jumps in

Candidate for mayor Lori Lightfoot is vowing to stay in the race, even if Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle jumps in... On the issues, Lightfoot is coming out for Alderman Ameya Pawar’s controversial pilot program for universal basic income. That would...

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Press Release – Lightfoot condemns use of bait trucks

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to reports that Chicago police officers set up bait trucks on the South Side. "Especially after a weekend with seventy shootings and zero arrests, news of this bait truck operation...

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Press Release – Lori Lightfoot statement on police shooting

Following is a statement from mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot in response to Saturday's police shooting. "The loss of Mr. Harith Augustus' life is a tragedy, and my condolences and prayers go out to his family, particularly his young child and other loved ones as...

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Lori Lightfoot on “Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers”

Lori Lightfoot is running against Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago. An hour wasn't long enough, as usual. But we got into police conduct, the cop academy, immigration, pensions, taxes, school closings. Don't underestimate Ms Lightfoot. She was quarterback back in the...

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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Sound Off

The people who want to oust Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took to the stage at a political forum. They talked about everything from violence to criminal justice and even inclusion.

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Lori Lightfoot looks to tackle obstacles to become mayor

In an era where Black Lives Matter protests are common and extrajudicial killings of Black people are hypervisible, Lightfoot aims to build positive inroads in Chicago’s Black communities while campaigning against the man who appointed her to head his taskforce on...

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Lori Lightfoot runs on equity, inclusion

In an extensive phone interview last week, Lori Lightfoot, the attorney and former head of the Police Board, said that the first day of her formal campaign for Mayor of Chicago started on the West Side for a reason. 

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For Chicagoans, the Future Is Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot will bring winds of change to Chicago. The 55-year-old recently announced her bid for mayor of the city—one of nine candidates who have declared they will run against incumbent Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff. If elected, Lightfoot...

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Lori Lightfoot Announces Mayoral Candidacy

Lori Lightfoot, former president of the Chicago Police Board, recently announced that she will join the race for Mayor of Chicago. While Lightfoot is still working to develop detailed proposals to steer her campaign, she has identified building strong neighborhoods,...

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Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

Bill Cameron sits down with Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot used to be President of the police board and is currently an attorney,investigator, and risk manager. Lightfoot comments on why she is running for Mayor of Chicago, Issues affecting the City, and how she can make a...

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Lori Lightfoot talks to WGN about running for Chicago mayor

Former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot is joining the crowded field of candidates for mayor. She is now the 9th person to announce her candidacy. She says the city needs to relieve the tax burden on lower income families, make neighborhoods safer, and...

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Will lawyers deliver for Lori Lightfoot’s campaign?

Chicago's legal community is likely to form a key fundraising base for the mayoral campaign of Mayer Brown partner Lori Lightfoot. Ty Fahner, former Illinois Attorney General and Mayer Brown chairman, has given $10,000 to Lightfoot's campaign and plans to introduce...

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5 Things Chicago Mayoral Candidates Need To Make The Cut

With nine months to go before Chicago’s mayoral election, there are already nearly a dozen candidates lining up to unseat Rahm Emanuel. But that’s no easy task. Before next February, candidates have to get on the ballot, survive debates and petition challenges, and...

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Editorial: Does a mayor’s personality matter to Chicagoans?

So Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who recently stepped down from a Chicago police oversight panel, is running for mayor. At this pace, the Chicago Board of Elections might need a two-page ballot for the Feb. 26 election. Lightfoot joins eight other...

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