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WTTW: Proposed ComEd Deal Brokered by Lightfoot Silent on Ethics Issues, Shutoff Relief
In the wake of Commonwealth Edison’s admission that it engaged in a yearslong bribery scheme, a furious Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned the utility giant would have to make significant changes if it wanted to keep its lucrative city contract.
But the proposed agreement that Lightfoot is set to introduce to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday does not include “a comprehensive ethics reform plan that rebuilds trust with the city, its residents and its businesses,” as demanded by Lightfoot in a September 2020 letter.
WCIA: Illinois House Republicans discuss reforms to budget-making process
Illinois House Republicans called for more transparency and oversight in the budget process Tuesday.
“Illinois House Republicans are here to govern,” House Minority Leader Tony McCombie (R-Savanna), said. “We are here to give solutions. We want to help and are willing to share our ideas that address the budget shortcomings and provide tax reform policies that Illinois taxpayers and job creators need to stay in Illinois and need to grow in Illinois.”
CBS Chicago: Mayoral candidates trade heated remarks on crime, education, economy at forum
At a primetime mayoral forum Tuesday night, Mayor Lori Lightfoot again touted her record on economic development, crime, and other issues – while the other candidates again took issue with her claims and took jabs at each other on various subjects.
Mayor Lightfoot took part in the forum along with her eight opponents – community activist Ja’Mal Green, Ald. Sophia King (4th), state Rep. Kam Buckner (D-Chicago), businessman Willie Wilson, former Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Paul Vallas, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois), Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (1st)
Chicago Sun-Times: Find your ward and police district — and compare candidates
Our reporters pursued every aldermanic and police district council candidate — 284 in total — about their top priorities. Enter your address to look up your ward and police district and you’ll see who’s running in ballot order, complete with position statements submitted by the candidates. Plus, watch exclusive video interviews with the nine candidates vying for the mayor’s office.