- Lightfoot says campaign staff did not work with the school system to get out the emails, which ask teachers to share a form encouraging students to volunteer in exchange for class credit.
- “There was zero, zero coercion, coordination or anything else between the campaign and Chicago Public Schools,” Lightfoot said Thursday.
- The apology came one day after a news report about the email, which also went to City Colleges staff.
- The city and school district inspector generals are gathering information to see if any policies were violated.
Though Lightfoot personally apologized, she put the blame on a young staffer, the news outlet also reports.
- “It was a mistake,” Lightfoot said. “She understands it was a mistake.”
- However, City Colleges released a statement Thursday saying they notified Lightfoot’s campaign about the emails in August, when staffers first received them after being advised to do so by their Ethics Department.
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