Lori Lightfoot

Chicago mayor presses Buttigieg: You should break your NDA

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pressed presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to break his non-disclosure agreement with the elite consulting firm that once employed him, as the crowded 2020 Democratic race progresses toward the Iowa caucuses.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Monday, saying Johnson lied about an October incident in which he was found sleeping in his car after supposedly having drinks with dinner.

Chicago teachers strike over, school to resume Friday

More than 25,000 Chicago teachers will return to school on Friday after an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school system ended, with a tentative deal ensuring millions of dollars to reduce class sizes and bring more nurses and social workers on campuses.

30,000 Chicago school staff could strike by Oct. 17

More than 30,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and support staff will go on strike if they can't successfully negotiate a contract deal with the district by October 17, the Chicago Teachers Union said in a statement.

Who is Lori Lightfoot?

A woman who had never been elected to office has busted Chicago's long-time Democratic political machine.

Chicago guaranteed to elect its first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have emerged from a crowded field of candidates to move on to a runoff in Chicago's mayoral race, meaning the Windy City will elect its first black woman mayor in city history this spring.

14 candidates on Tuesday ballot for Chicago's top office

A toll of 550 people killed in 2018. Almost 10,000 guns seized. Corruption scandals engulfing City Hall. And an internationally-covered black eye given to the city's racial issues courtesy of an actor. Why would anyone want to be mayor of this empire?