Lori elaine lightfoot born august 4 1962 is an american attorney and politician who serves as the 56th mayor of chicago she has served since 2019. Chicago mayoral candidate lori lightfoot released a new policy proposal to address environmental issues.
By sanjana karanth chicago mayor lori lightfoot admitted on thursday that she had known about the botched police raid on anjanette young s home for more than a year despite previously saying she was only made aware of the february.
Lori lightfoot health issues. Lightfoot won a runoff election april 2 2019 to become the city s first black female mayor. Mayor lori lightfoot of chicago. Chicago city government has an absolute responsibility to protect chicagoans from environmental harms said lightfoot.
In this march 24 2019 photo chicago mayoral candidate lori lightfoot participates in a candidate forum. Mayor lori lightfoot acknowledged thursday her staff alerted her to the raid in november 2019 two days after the mayor said she learned of it just this week. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot announced chicago will expand its publicly funded mental health services with 9 million in additional funding tuesday aiming to address issues connected with.
Police body camera footage of a 2019 raid on anjanette young s apartment shows her screaming and crying as she tells the officers that they had the wrong person. Most notably she served as president of the chicago police board and chair of the 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.
Lori lightfoot backtracked on her claim that she was told only this week that chicago police broke into the black social worker s home handcuffing her naked. The full policy is available here lightfoot has previously released comprehensive policies relating to good government public safety lgbtq rights and housing. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot claimed tuesday she had only learned this week about the february 2019 raid on the home of 50 year old anjanette young.
The lawyers also wanted young punished accusing her of sharing the video with a news outlet despite a confidentiality order. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot d on thursday issued a stay at home advisory and called on residents to cancel their traditional thanksgiving plans as part of an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot issues stay at home advisory asks residents to cancel thanksgiving plans.
Hours before cbs2 s report on monday chicago mayor lori lightfoot s lawyers filed an emergency motion in federal court to try and stop the station from airing bodycam footage of the raid.