On Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s tenure as the mayor of Chicago will draw to a close, as Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson takes the oath of office, marking the conclusion of her term that was marked by numerous controversies surrounding crime, the pandemic, and her ability to collaborate with other leaders in Illinois.
In an unprecedented outcome, Lightfoot, who served as the incumbent, lost her bid for reelection in February. She was defeated by a strong challenge from both Johnson and Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
In her farewell address delivered last week, Lightfoot brought an end to a tumultuous four-year period characterized by criticism directed at her strategies and policies. Despite facing accusations of being “mean” and “combative,” Lightfoot has consistently defended herself, emphasizing her unwavering hope to effect transformative change in the city of Chicago.Click to read full article
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