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. Most notably she served as president of the chicago police board and chair of the chicago.
Lori lightfoot the first black woman to lead the third largest city in the country.
Early year lori lightfoot younger picture. Mayor lori lightfoot apologized to social worker anjanette young on wednesday for the chicago police department raid on her home in which officers handcuffed her while she was naked and disavowed. Miss young knowing that my words will not change what happened to you and your family almost two years ago i nonetheless say i am sorry lightfoot had said. In several appearances most notably at her victory party and her recent.
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. In april chicago elected a new mayor. Lori lightfoot is the mayor of chicago.
The disturbing video prompted wide criticism including from chicago aldermen who called for more hearings on the cover up of a wrongful police raid and black state legislators who called it. Young said she voted for lightfoot whose own law department not only tried to stop cbs 2 from telling her story on monday but is asking a federal judge to punish her over the video s release. Last weekend alone gun violence killed more than a.
In june of this year 424 people were shot and 89 were murdered compared to 242 shootings and 50 murders during the same month last year. Amy eshleman has been. Winning 73 percent of the vote she s the first black female and openly gay mayor of the city.
Anjanette young a 50 year old. Still on the hot seat over the botched raid of anjanette young s home in 2019 mayor lori lightfoot on thursday acknowledged her staff told her about the case sooner than she previously claimed. Chicago mayor lori lightfoot was at odds with top prosecutor kim foxx on monday after she suggested the surge of lootings on a lack of serious charges earlier this summer that may have encouraged.
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