Statement from Defeated Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

By The Chicago Times Staff

March 31, 2023

CHICAGO – The defeated and controversial Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, issued the following statement about actions taken by the City Council.

“Today, the City Council took steps to reorganize itself for the next four years. While this process and vote are unusual, particularly given the timing, if members of the City Council and Committee Chairs use this as an opportunity to put the interest of Chicagoans front and center in all their work, this could be viewed as a historic step in increasing the ways this body can advocate on residents’ behalf. However, if this expansion to 28 committees and other reorganization efforts do not have consistent wins on behalf of our residents, it will be viewed in a far less favorable light. Time will only tell which verdict will be rendered.” 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Lightfoot lost her recent bid for reelection, the first Chicago mayor to lose reelection in 40 years, on February 28 to two front runners Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, and Cook County Board Commissioner Brandon Johnson who will face each other in a runoff on April 4.