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56th Mayor of Chicago

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Lori Lightfoot: 56th Mayor of Chicago
Lori Elaine Lightfoot is an American politician and lawyer serving as 56th and current Mayor of Chicago. Before becoming mayor, Lightfoot worked in private legal practice as a partner at Mayer Brown and held various government positions in the City of Chicago. Most notably, she served as president of the Chicago Police Board and chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS..
CBS News - Published

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lying

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday even though he was about to retire, accusing him of lying to her about an incident in October when patrol officers found..
Reuters - Published

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief for lying about Oct. 17 incident: mayor's office

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired the city's police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, accusing him of lying to her about an incident on the night of Oct. 17 when he was found asleep in his car.
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor fires top cop and says he misled public about incident

Lori Lightfoot says Eddie Johnson was "intentionally dishonest" after being found slumped over at the wheel of his SUV.
CBS News - Published

Chicago Mayor Fires Police Leader, Saying He Lied to Her

Eddie Johnson, who led the department for more than three years, was accused by Mayor Lori Lightfoot of lying about details of an incident in which he was found asleep in an S.U.V.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chicago police officer suspended for slamming man to ground during arrest

A Chicago police officer was suspended this week after video recorded by a bystander showed him hurling a man forcefully onto the sidewalk during an arrest, in footage described by Mayor Lori Lightfoot..
Reuters - Published

Former LA police chief named interim in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to be Chicago's interim police superintendent. (Nov. 8)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Teachers strike taught Chicago's new mayor tough lessons: analysts

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made strategic errors in the first major fight of her tenure, an 11-day teachers' strike, but may have learned lessons that will prove useful as she confronts immense city..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers' union, mayor reach deal to end 11-day strike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that the city's teachers' union had reached a deal to end an 11-day strike and that school would resume for the city's 300,000 public school students on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor seeks 'spirit of compromise' as teachers strike hits 11th day

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on the city's teacher's union to embrace a "spirit of compromise" as a strike that has kept 300,000 public students away from school extended into an 11th day on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers, mayor trade blame as strike extends into 11th day

The Chicago teachers union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at one another over who was to blame as a strike that caused 300,000 public school students to miss classes extended into an 11th day on..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike days

The Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But the mayor says she won't pay teachers for striking.
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago Teachers Union poised to vote on district's strike-ending proposal

The Chicago Teachers Union said it is ready to present a tentative deal to end a 10-day strike to its delegates on Wednesday if Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up the lost school days at the end of..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers union says it could vote on Wednesday on deal to end strike

The Chicago Teachers Union said it is ready to present a tentative deal to end a 10-day strike to its delegates on Wednesday if Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up the lost school days at the end of..
Reuters - Published

March by striking teachers fills Chicago streets

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers filled streets near City Hall Wednesday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her first budget address inside. Classes were canceled for the fifth day as the teachers..
USATODAY.com - Published

Teachers’ Strike Tests Chicago Mayor on the Issues She Ran On

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to address inequities in the city and add school nurses and librarians. But she hasn’t reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union.
NYTimes.com - Published

Mayor to teachers: Chicago won't budge on money

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a teacher strike could be settled "today" if the Chicago Teachers Union would negotiate with a seriousness and "sense of urgency." (Oct. 17)
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago unveils 'cover-up' investigation into police shooting of Laquan McDonald

Mayor Lori Lightfoot administration's records detailing the city's investigation into a police cover-up of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago mayor tells investors she will tackle city's fiscal woes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday tried to reassure investors in the city's debt that she will take on big financial problems, while providing no new clues as to how she plans to accomplish the..
Reuters - Published

Chicago mayor warns of 'hard choices' to deal with $838 million budget deficit

Chicago faces an $838 million deficit in its upcoming budget, the largest in the city's recent history, due to growing costs for personnel, pensions and debt, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on..
Reuters - Published

Ivanka Trump’s Tweets on Chicago Shootings Draw a Backlash

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the White House adviser described the city’s gun violence last weekend in a misleading way.
NYTimes.com - Published

Mayor rips Ivanka Trump's "nonsense tweet" about Chicago violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired back Tuesday after Ivanka Trump issued a factually incorrect tweet about gun violence​ this weekend in Chicago
CBS News - Published

Illinois Gov. Pritzker signs executive order to protect trans students

Flanked by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the executive order Sunday — the same day as Chicago's Pride Parade.
USATODAY.com - Published

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