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"elaine lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"elaine lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hi, guys. Hello John just listening to alderman Lopez. You see that there are many, many challenges ahead of this new mayor. And one of them would be to get the cooperation of the team of alderman were not necessarily on board. It doesn't seem with her reform message. I'll have more on that tomorrow. Because tonight all the alderman throughout the city, not all of them, but many of them are coalescing different places. And in their yes. And I recall what this was like, right after Harold Washington was elected, and there were many alderman's houses and bars and things like that. And I'll try to divvy up the city and figure out how they were going to do what they were going to go do, right? Both for and against. So tonight is the night and I'm going to throw myself in an into sort of game of thrones thing I'm gonna put on a different face. And I'm going to throw myself into these bars, and they don't recognize we're to take part in the conversation. I'll have to report on tomorrow. You're going undercover. Yes. So just when you're talking to a guy, you think is a city worker next to you. Look out. Let me hear your city worker voice. Listen, so anyways, so Frankie, Frankie and TIMMY, over water department, call me and they said, you know what you gotta do here is you gotta you gotta give that thing to that guy. Is it still sleeping on the job? When with this new mayor, do you think still do the no show the payroll stuff? Tell you what, this is over all. Sure. Alderman Lopez just kind of had a look on his face. I'm sure if he's listening now he won't mind, my saying, you could tell it in his voice, but he's like what the hell was that really? I mean he he was ticked at the way they were described reform thing you mean. Privilege and corruption. He says, I'm from Chicago. We're going to something about corruption and then everybody laughed. I mean it was I heard her say that guy. Oh whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, what are you doing who sent her? Right. She's nobody nobody said except seventy five percent of the people who voted in municipal election. Well, that's why he said, guess what? That was a can't. He said that was a campaign speech, but the campaigns over now you got to work with the city to give her credit for the boldness of having those alderman, on the stage as she says running around and looking at them and saying, this is a new day people reform is here. She wasn't. She's not trying to parse words there or make it seem wishy washy. She's very clear. Absolutely. Thank you, John. Cochran show celebrates valuable percent of planet. Weekday mornings at seven twenty seven twenty WGN Chicago smart, speaker, users, just say, play WGN radio and tune in American weather makers brings you Kim. Gordon's news overcast fifty two at O'Hare Laurie. Elaine Lightfoot Laurie lane. Lightfoot history in Chicago today, Lori Lightfoot ish, ACOG goes, first African American female openly gay mayor, we must be in this.

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"elaine lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:39 min | 2 years ago

"elaine lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio

"There's also there's a about the same amount of money in pension payments that are due. And then we've just sort of discovered she's discovering sort of opening the books in the last couple of days that it's about two hundred million dollars more than that. Yes. So she's going to have to make some really tough decisions and mayor Emanuel had to make some really tough decisions. And you can second guess a lot of them. You know, the question of, you know, he closed fifty schools, and I don't think he closed them because he hates poor people or because he doesn't want to be educated. I think budgetary he's talked a lot. What about how he wanted to improve education? Yeah, I think it's you can say that, that was a bad decision. You can argue about it certainly that did this, even when you cut these schools that were under enrolled, that, that you that you hollowed out these neighborhoods and made education worse. Yeah. You could also argue that you're spending a lot of money, keeping fifty buildings open for not that many kids closing the mental health care centers. A lot of people. Over that advocates for the mentally ill have been saying, well, you know, that maybe wasn't such a bad idea that we don't want to separate out mental healthcare services from general healthcare services. So closing these centers and integrating mental healthcare with other kind of healthcare is a better way to go. Oh, saying is there are a lot of a lot of things you can debate about some people were writing to me saying, logical road, so, well, why don't we name the river walk for quantum McDonald? Because that's arguing the biggest black Mark on, on Rahm emanuel's career. Was that he worries are quite arguably involved in covering up that video for more than a year and and covering up that crime and trying to have the family go away? For his own political reasons, and I can't come up with a great excuse for why that might have happened. He says that he didn't see the video is that a positive thing. It might be it might be that I don't know if your mayor aren't you don't t want us like let me, let me take a look at this. You would think that would be the presumption, it's possible that given that there's so many lawsuits against the city in there that, that it wasn't no one ever came and said, you've got to see this particular video. There are a lot of things on the mayor's plate. I'm not I'm not saying that I certainly believe that, but that's what he says and see the video bright. But in any case, there's a lot of controversy, and that people are saying, well, we shouldn't we shouldn't ever name things after politicians. And I just think I think if that's unrealistic. That's what we do. And you look at how greatly honored Richard J Daley is in this town. That's right. Richard day daily college. There's the the plaza. There's a boat-landing for Richard J Daley. There's very little named for Richard m Daley right right branch library on the west side. It's name for him. But there are no. Well, I think part of that is because there, there was a sense when he left that he left us in a lot of trouble. And one of the things that I fought Emanuel for is not really naming shaming daily that there was obviously some deal with the daily family, not to blame mayor Daley, because daily did he gave us these really long really costly union contracts in order to because he thought we were going to get the two thousand sixteen Olympics. So he gave he gave us these these berry burdensome way. Recontact s- sold the parking guy. Yes. Magistrate Susan Cox. Here's about to administer the oath of office to Lori Lightfoot now as we get closer to Lightfoot becoming, Mary Lightfoot, Laurie. Elaine Lightfoot g soundly swear, do solemnly swear. That I will support the constitution of the United States. I was support the constitution of the United States and the constitution.

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