Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to news from the City Joint Review Board meeting this morning.

“It’s disappointing that the Joint Review Board would approve the area as a TIF when when so many questions remain,” said Lightfoot. “The Lincoln Yards development should be a decision for the next mayor and the next City Council. And it should be a decision made with community input and a full understanding of the impact on population density, schools, traffic, and other factors. All of these questions remain open at this time, and until they are answered to the satisfaction of the community, the development should not move forward.”