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Chicago mayoral candidate and former assistant U.S. attorney Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to news that Alderman Danny Solis wore a wire against Alderman Ed Burke.

“The political machine is crumbling,” said Lightfoot. “The federal investigation of Alderman Ed Burke and today’s revelation that Alderman Danny Solis wore a wire underscore that it’s time to leave the old Chicago way behind us. With this news unfolding and the mayoral election just a month away, we’re at a critical point in our city’s history. While some candidates are relics of the broken past, I’ve been outspoken about the need to build a transparent and accountable City Hall and I will lead this fight as mayor.”