The latest on Lori Lightfoot. A Democrat, Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago in 2019. She is the first openly lesbian African-American woman to be elected of a major city in the United States. She is also the second woman to be elected mayor of Chicago and the third African-American elected mayor. A prominent lawyer before becoming mayor, she also served as president of the Chicago Police Board.
Chicago's south side rejects plans for housing migrants in neighborhood
Residents have filed a lawsuit against the city over its plans to temporarily house hundreds of migrants at a former high school in their neighborhood.
Greg Abbott accused of targeting Black mayors with migrant busing
"Put plainly, Abbott is using this crisis to hurt Black-run cities," New York City Mayor Eric Adams said.
Chicago prosecutor leaving office opens door to crime referendum
"I'm leaving with my head held high, heart full," Foxx said, touting the many wrongful convictions her office has overturned.
Brandon Johnson's response to Chicago 'Teen Takeover' condemned: "Disaster"
Chicago's mayor-elect said he didn't condone the destructive activity in downtown Chicago, but said "it is not constructive to demonize youth."
Walmart shutters four Chicago stores after 'million-dollar losses'
Lori Lightfoot, the outgoing mayor of Chicago, said she was "incredibly disappointed" by the decision.
What Lori Lightfoot's defeat means for Democrats across the country
The first round of voting in Chicago's mayoral race ousted the incumbent, who has been criticized for her handling of rising crime in the city.
Is New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell the next Lori Lightfoot?
The embattled Democrat has faced challenges over rising crime as well as her own management of city resources.
Lori Lightfoot's concession speech in full after Chicago mayor's defeat
Lightfoot lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday, a reflection of widespread dissatisfaction with her handling of crime.
Brandon Johnson comes out swinging at Paul Vallas after Chicago election
Johnson and Vallas will advance to a runoff election in April after neither candidate was able to secure over 50 percent of the vote to win outright Tuesday.
Conservatives celebrate Lori Lightfoot's loss in Chicago
Lightfoot, the progressive Chicago mayor first elected in 2019, was frequently under fire from conservatives during her tenure.
Is Lori Lightfoot's loss a win for the GOP?
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot conceded defeat Tuesday night, after facing criticism over her record on crime.
Lori Lightfoot's chances vs. Paul Vallas in Chicago mayoral election
A new poll suggests incumbent Mayor Lightfoot may have done enough to secure a spot in a runoff if current favorite Vallas fails to win an outright victory.
The three controversies hanging over Chicago's Paul Vallas
Polling shows Vallas is on track to become the next mayor of Chicago.
Lori Lightfoot's chances look bleak ahead of Chicago mayoral election
The progressive mayor is currently polling in third, according to a new survey.
Lori Lightfoot's biggest threat wants to expand Chicago's police force
Chicago's embattled mayor is walking a fine line in her tough re-election fight.
Lori Lightfoot sparks backlash over dancing video amid Chicago crime wave
The video of Lightfoot dancing in the street has begun to circulate online and has so far been viewed more than 50,000 times.
GOP Accused of Using Venezuelans as 'Pawns' Despite Vocal Support
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis transported 2 planes of migrants to another state in a move that mimics other Republican governors.
Greg Abbott Slams Lori Lightfoot for 'Attacking Texas' Over Border Crisis
"Texas is doing Biden's job to secure the border," the state's governor tweeted.
Lori Lightfoot Calls Out Toxic Discourse Days After Cursing Clarence Thomas
The Chicago mayor doubled down on her remarks regarding the conservative Supreme Court justice, tweeting a picture with the caption, "I said what I said."
Man Allegedly Points Gun at Reporter During Segment on Gun Violence
"The offender brandished a suspect firearm and pointed it in the direction of the victims and fled the scene on foot," said Chicago Police.
Lori Lightfoot Urges 'Call to Arms' Against Supreme Court Over Roe v. Wade
The Chicago mayor expressed concern that LGBTQ rights could be targeted next after a leaked draft opinion suggested abortion rights could be thrown out.
Amazon Should Protect Workers When Closing Whole Foods Locations: Mayor
Chicago's mayor is fretting about the fate of employees at two Whole Foods slated to be shuttered, one of which is in a low-income area.
Lori Lightfoot Grilled Over Running for Reelection in Tense Q&A
"How could you possibly even consider running for re-election as mayor of the city of Chicago after all the harm you've caused?" one reporter asked Lightfoot.
Chicago to Give Away Free Gas and Public Transit Cards to Help Drivers
Thousands of the $50 public transit and $150 gas cards will be distributed to Chicago residents through a lottery system in the coming months.
Police Shortages Pressure Mayors to Lower Hiring Standards: 'Worrisome'
Candidates with certain military or social service experience will no longer need to complete 60 hours of college credit.
Lori Lightfoot Allegedly Had Obscene Tirade Over Columbus Statue: Lawsuit
"I have the biggest d**k in Chicago," the mayor allegedly said when discussing a deal that would allow a statue to be displayed in a parade.
Chicago to Become Latest City to Lift Mask and Vaccine Mandates
Starting Monday, Chicago will no longer require masks in most public settings, and bars, restaurants and gyms will not have to require proof of vaccination.
Outgoing Chicago Teachers Union Head Says He Won't Apologize For Doing Job
Jesse Sharkey's decision comes after the latest major dispute between the teachers' union and Chicago Public Schools, which resulted in a five-day standoff last month.
Chicago Teachers Union Head Touts Success But Won't Seek Re-Election
"In the eyes of many around our city, and our country, we succeeded," Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey wrote in a statement on Wednesday.
Woman in Botched Police Raid Says She'd Prefer Officers Fired Over $2.9M
"There's no amount of money that will right this wrong," Anjanette Young told Gayle King about being handcuffed naked during a botched police raid.