This marked the second time since Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was elected that a major ethics reform became law — not due to her initiative, true, but progress is progress.(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
In the 2022 primary on Tuesday, three contests will serve up intriguing insights on the state of democracy in the Prairie State. Two provide fresh twists on the ever-present topic of money in politics, and a third will give us the latest litmus test for former President Donald Trump’s ability to influence elections.
Lori Lightfoot’s over-the-top rhetoric about criminal suspects and their guilt or innocence isn’t a strategy for dealing with crime.
If Mayor Lori Lightfoot builds on her recent wins in two key areas — ethics and public safety — she might win back some of the support she has lost.
A year after the Pulitzer-winning Tribune-BGA report on Chicago’s failures to enforce fire safety, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council haven’t properly addressed the city’s deadly shortcomings.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s track record on reform is a mixed bag. A wide-ranging ethics reform proposal could help her follow through on her promises.
When it comes to reform, Chicago police and their boss, David Brown, still have a long way to go.
Aldermanic prerogative reinforces inequities and preys on corrupt intent.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot should reform the IG selection process to ensure uninterrupted and independent oversight for a city government that needs it.
Pushing to freeze Michael Madigan-linked projects in the Rebuild Illinois program was the right course to take.