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)
David Greising: Democratic Spending on GOP Primaries Has Come to Illinois
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.
Greising: Lightfoot’s Fiery Rhetoric Isn’t a Strategy for Dealing With Chicago’s Surge in Crime
Lori Lightfoot’s over-the-top rhetoric about criminal suspects and their guilt or innocence isn’t a strategy for dealing with crime.
Greising: Lightfoot Still Has a Chance To Prove Herself As Mayor Before 2023 Race
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.
Greising: City Hall Still Hasn’t Learned Its Lesson a Year After Report on Deadly Fire-Safety Failures
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.
Zarou: Aldermanic Ethics Reform Package Could Be a Second Chance for Lightfoot To Fulfill Her Vow
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.
Greising: Violent Crime Surge Abates, but CPD’s Road to Reform Remains Rocky
When it comes to reform, Chicago police and their boss, David Brown, still have a long way to go.
Greising: What Do Latest Chicago Scandals Have in Common? Aldermanic Privilege.
Aldermanic prerogative reinforces inequities and preys on corrupt intent.
Greising: Lightfoot Made the Right Choice for IG. Now She Needs To Reform the Selection Process.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot should reform the IG selection process to ensure uninterrupted and independent oversight for a city government that needs it.
Freezing Madigan-Linked Rebuild Illinois Projects Made Sense. Unfreezing Them Didn’t
Pushing to freeze Michael Madigan-linked projects in the Rebuild Illinois program was the right course to take.