Lori Lightfoot

students and others marching in a protest in Chicago

Demanding Better Wages, Smaller Class Sizes and More, Chicago Teachers Go on Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union’s decision will keep more than 300,000 students out of classrooms. 

Lori Lightfoot. A Black woman with short hair stands with her hands up whle wearing a red blazer and white shirt. She is surrounded by celebrating Black people.

Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

Rahm Emanuel Will Disband Chicago's Police Authority, Create Civilian Body to Oversee System

“The new board will give a voice to Chicago residents whose lives are affected daily by police practices.”