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 this race to unshackle ourselves from the politicians and institutions of the broken status quo and speak our values. I look forward to leading that movement to build a transparent, accountable City government that puts people first.”