Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot received the endorsement of the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. Earlier this week, Lightfoot released her first TV ad and announced the endorsement of Equality Illinois PAC.

“It’s a great honor to receive the endorsement of the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board,” said Lightfoot. “Voters don’t want a Chicago machine candidate. This race is about whether we’re resigned to the broken past or resolved to fight for something more. It’s about shining a light on the corruption and backroom deals that haven’t served us. It’s a race that’s rattled by corruption scandals in a city that’s sick and tired of the old Chicago way.

“Momentum is on our side. From launching our first TV ad to earning the support of Equality Illinois PAC to receiving the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board endorsement, we’ve got what it takes to win this race. It’s momentum we’ve been building since launching our campaign back in May and spending every day since mobilizing thousands of volunteers and small-dollar donors in every neighborhood around a bold new vision for change. The endorsement we continue to seek is from the Chicago voters.”