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Fresh update on "lori lightfoot" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"And I WANNA say that for those people who here guests on this program beyond the beltway fans that's the name of the page. It's only for people who are guests on the program but you hear a guest on the program you may like what they have to say. So I have asked all those guests when they post something posted to you know beyond the beltway. Beyond the beltway fans and you can read what they have to say. So Bruno all of your friends send them over to beyond the beltway fans if you're you like with Bruno has to say do that, and by the way we should mention before we get where he's going to introduce themselves in just a moment. But the other great prodigious writer is Josh can throw and you can read everything the Josh has to say and he has lots to say you can find him on beyond the beltway fans and we go back Leshan Ford, take a and introduce yourself, and we'll look forward to your posts out beyond the beltway fans as well. Thank you Bruce? Yes. I'm from the west side of Chicago and I'm a teacher by profession of talk for six years in Chicago Public Schools then eleven starting my own real estate firm and then I moved into Johnson the I've been a Democrat in the House of Representatives now since two thousand seven. And you ran for mayor against Lori lightfoot and to say as a political analyst I would say that it was a very tepid campaign. There are some that are suggesting Leshan. Ford that you want to run again that you still want to be mayor of Chicago is that true? I. Support Laurie Light I think that she's Doing a good job giving game stance and I really support her as the mayor of the city of Chicago. That's that's a good denial Josh Cantrell. Tell everybody everybody listening a little bit more about yourself. And you Bruce for having me on again, I've been fortunate to. Guests for. Numerous Times Yup and secrete show I'm a Republican and pro Israel activists are from a writer commentator. Right Lot in the American thinker and on my facebook log where I have. Hundreds of thousands of followers, not just the my page on various groups Ri- right and where I'm active including on your page Bruce. And? I'M A. I make my living back being a cyber security attorney, counseling size, small business, and now you're now you're a conservative blogger, you're getting to be a big media macher. Maddow MANCO. Now I'm a small potato, a your health me. Rose. So I appreciate by the way let me just mentioned on a personal note because you and I are personal facebook friends. I have greatly enjoyed the last couple of weeks because Josh has gone on a vacation with two of his sons adventures with two of his sons. He sent a lot of pictures. And, I will say that in any person's life or young boys life. Hopefully there is a memory of what they did with their dad when they were twelve to fifteen years old and you certainly have given your boys is something that they will never ever forget. Josh I admire you for that greatly. I appreciate it Bruce It's been great spending time with my. And we've been visiting national parks throughout the country. Leshan Ford I want to go back to you to answer the question that Bruno head. Tossed up to you before the break. So Head off with it. Yeah. So it's really not about money. It's about investment. Always you'll. The. Best. If you make the investments writing, you just an example, the westside in Chicago and the south side of Chicago who still have the same big in lights burn down after the King Right Yep. That's a problem that's. That the city has not reinvested in those. And most recently the city of Chicago voted to give. Seven billion dollars to a single community to start a whole new neighborhood while leaving the Austin Inglewood rose and communal eaten vacant lots. That's a problem. So I don't think the families in these communities want a hand out of anything AUDIE WANNA do is make sure that the government does this heart with the tax dollars. So he could build stronger communities but Belk Belk to a question that I asked before that area that you referred to, and by the way I know it well, because I was in the Illinois National Guard I saw that neighborhood burned down from the from the top floor of that armory following the death of Dr Martin Luther King. And when I drive through it. Now, it's virtually the same empty space as it was the you know the burned-out buildings are gone, but the empty buildings or the empty lots are still there. So you know it's it's fifty plus years later, and I come back to the question is there have been democratic elected COG members of Congress. There have been democratic presidencies they all have ignored what's happening or what happened on the west side how do you if if you are from a neighborhood then votes ninety nine percent for the Democratic Party and you and you have elected democratic presidents for for fifty years I mean there've been some Republicans as well. How do you look around your neighborhood and see empty lots? I don't know how that. Still exists is painful also on other side of the spectrum is a a party that thinks about scripting voters, right? Act Out of the. Hands of a black people in making it harder for blacks to vote. That's a fact you know we'd noted we have to protect our interests. We noted the other side of the spectrum has a a law and order type of. Government policies. But you but you you don't feel that way when you go to vote on the west side of Chicago, are there blacks on the west side of Chicago that feel that there's that the Cook County apparatus has has suppressed their vote have black votes been suppressed on the black west side of Chicago, and south side of Chicago where they voted ninety percent for Democrats. Had voter suppression there. No I think that I think what you're leading to is why do? Blacks and Democrats continue to vote for. Democrats, they should switch over and both Republicans Joe Biden Joe Biden said that they vote monolithically. That's that's an essence when he got trough hot water last week. Do you agree with that? Absolutely, not I think that we have to do everything we can because I do think that there would be blacks forty, four, donald trump this time more than we expect why. you know. I just think that there are some thought of what you're saying but we have to do our part as Democrats to prove differently and to step up our our our efforts to to lift up to black communities if best if we want the votes one one. One last question do you want to move on to some other subjects? How Important Your Democrat? How important is it to you? That Joe Biden pick a black woman running mate and what difference if at all would it make to turn out in your neighborhood? Well for me, I would just hope that Joe Biden pigs the Ryan made that will win. You know it's always good to have a figure up there that looks like you that could motivate your right and people buy a key is and this case is the Joe Biden has the people that's in the back room, counting the numbers and know who's going to get the base out if there's a white woman black woman Asian woman, that's what we need to pick. Josh, who do you think the candidate is Joe Biden is going to pick as a running mate to. To push him over the top and the fall is it going to be an African American running mate?.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Dedicates New DePaul College Prep Campus
"Acre campus for two Paul College purpose dedicated yesterday in Roscoe Village, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took the occasion to think Chicago Cardinal bleeds soup itch for contacting her at the beginning of the Koven 18 pandemic and offering his hope it makes me pleased and proud. To be a part of the city to understand that the archdiocese has reached out its hands to us in the entire city tow help heal the wounds that had been exposed through this very difficult time. Late foot served on the board of directors of the Paul College Purple prior to becoming mayor.
Fresh update on "lori lightfoot" discussed on WBBM Programming
"Super Fan has only missed eight home games since 1984 year, watching the Bears game in my garage after 36 straight years for the opener. Can't even tell you how strange that it you know Shanley moved. AUSTIN, Texas 12 years ago, but it's still flowing back just about every weekend that the Bears have played at home in Chicago. But for now, Shanley says, the tailgate is off. No fans understand. There's no sense in really firing all that up. You know, there's just no sense in it, so everybody kind of split it out. I'm stuck here in Austin, Texas, was kind of really here today to say the least, you know Brandon Ison NewsRadio one or 5.9 FM Chicagoans are expressing their sadness this weekend over the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. W BB EMS Nancy Hardy has this report. There were vigils in Chicago, Lombard, Arlington Heights and Geneva to mourn the loss and celebrate the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the liberal justice a tireless advocate our ability to control our bodies when and where. And with home way decide to have Children. You must think through failure, Theo hand written sign resting near flowers in the Federal plaza downtown. Read. Thankyou. RBG will take it from here. Yancey Hardy, NewsRadio 105.9 FM. President Trump plans to nominate a woman to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ginsburg chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford, says appeals court Judge Amy Cockney Barrett of Chicago remains the favorite for the job. There is kind of presumptive front runner, Trump interviewed her for the last vacancy. She's a strong religious conservative, a favorite of religious conservatives strongly anti abortion and she had a tough of pellet for hearing. She stood strong, which conservatives like barrettes judicial career began in May of 2017 when President Trump picked her for the seventh U. S Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, where she now sits. CBS News has released new battleground tracker Poles and, according to Jennifer de Pento, CBS News deputy director of surveys, The race between President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden in two key states is getting closer are poll looks at two battleground states, Florida and Texas and Texas. President Trump leads finding by two points. Not too far off from the one point edge he had in July, but we do see a tightening of the race in Florida. Bytom was ahead by six points there earlier this summer, but leads by just two points. Now the president has picked up a few one certain voters improved his vote share among white voters and leave Biden on the issue of the economy. Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to campaign tomorrow in northwest Wisconsin. For his second visit to that battleground state in two weeks. President Trump returned to the state last week for a rally in the central part of the state. Indiana is tops in the nation when it comes to Children adopted from foster care. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says that in fiscal year 2019 nearly 2500 Children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services. Last week, the state received nearly $5 million adoption in legal guardianship Incentive award. The funding can be used to enhance the state's child welfare system..
'Notorious RBG:' Ginsburg transcended the court to become a pop culture icon
"Calling Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a relentless litigator and an incisive jurist who inspired generations from the tidy ist tricker treaters toe law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the country. Ginsberg died Friday from cancer complications at the TV at the age of 87 News nation reporting, The Ginsburg felt that equal rights for all is critical. I have three granddaughters like to be take able to take out my pocket constitution and say that the equal citizenship stature of many women He's a fundamental tenet of our society. Illinois politicians weighing in on the pass is passing of justice skins. Berg Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Ginsberg represented the finest among lawyers in our country, Governor Pritzker said. America has lost a Nikon. And our legacy will endure and 11 district 11th District U. S. Congressman Bill Foster said Ginsburg was truly a pioneer in the legal world and an American hero. Ginsburg was the second woman to sit on the high court, joining Sandra Day O'Connor in 1993. She went on to become its longest serving woman in history. She was also the first female Jewish justice indefinitely. A Liberace two skins, Berg won the respect of many conservatives with her grasp of the law and her carefully crafted opinion. And as the court shifted to the right, her scathing Descents elevated her to a pop culture icon, inspiring legions of young I'm fans and feminists to emulate her famous outspokenness 25 24 3 and her fitness routines, earning her the hip hop inspired nickname Notorious RBG. That's a B C's
Chicago Mayor, Firefighters’ Union Sign New Contract
"Air Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Firefighters Union local to signed a new collective bargaining agreement that includes a 10% pay raise for firefighters over the next five years. However, firefighters and retirees will have to contribute more to their health care. The two sides will be back at the table in six months to begin working on the next contract. The mayor says. That's okay. We needed to get it done and get the members. I think the pay that they deserve and not have this thing linger on while we dealt with some some other and tougher issues. Mayor hopes to make headway on numerous other expired contracts, including a large one with a fraternal order of police.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Lead Service Line Replacement Program
"Mayor Lightfoot and other officials have outlined and ambitious and expensive plan to replace lead water pipes that service hundreds of thousands of Chicago homes. The city of Chicago until 1986 required homes that have lead water pipes. Very high levels of lead can cause brain damage and other health problems. Mayor Lightfoot says City drinking water is safe but lead pipes and some 380,000 homes need to go in time undoing. The extensive network of Legacy. Lead service lines is a steep and costly mountain that we will need to climb, but and we will not erase this legacy overnight. It is way past time for us is the city to address this issue. The total cost some $8.5 billion. The first phase will be free replacement for hundreds of low income families on a pilot program to help determine the cost and the procedures for the rest of the
Lightfoot Asks for Proposals for Casino in 'Heart' of Chicago
"Meant it as a first step in the development of a Chicago casino. The city's issued a request for information. It's for creative ideas and potential strategies. Request for information allows the city of Chicago to get the perspective of casino operators and really estate developers on issues that will be considered when it evaluates proposals for a casino here. Just over a year ago, Governor Pritzker signed a law that expands gambling in Illinois by authorizing six new casinos, including in Chicago, the South suburbs. And Waukegan. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a casino in Chicago will generate hundreds of millions in new gaming revenues to shore up the city's pension obligations. Request for information respondents will be asked to share their views on issues such as The requirements for operating a temporary casino and recommendations on the size and scope of the gaming facility. Jennifer Kipper news radio 105.9
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Criticises Federal Response to COVID
"Corona virus deaths now surpassing 170,000 in a row, Reuters tally. Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot told CBS's face the nation. The federal government is not providing the help the country and her city needs. The chaos at the federal level has not been helpful to anyone not Chicago, Illinois, not states across the country. Georgia
Mayor Defends Chicago Police After Clash with Protesters
"24 24 people people were were arrested arrested after after Chicago Chicago police police and and protesters protesters clash clash last last night night in in the the loop. loop. This This morning, morning, Chicago Chicago police police released released surveillance surveillance footage footage showing showing what what they they said said sparked sparked the the confrontation. confrontation. It It shows shows some some protesters protesters taking taking out umbrellas and advancing toward the police line Mayor Lori Lightfoot, praising police for fairly quickly settling the weekend protests that devolved into violent skirmishes. We're absolutely not going to tolerate people who come to these protests looking for a fight and are intending to injure our police officers and injure innocent people who just come to be able to express their First Amendment rights. Lightfoot on CBS's face the Nation this morning video streaming and citizen helped lead to the arrest of a 20 year old man involved in last week's looting. Police. A 20 year old Aaron Neil faces charges of burglary and criminal damage to property. He was seen in a video tryingto hit a store in River North Police Superintendent David Brown says it was an on ly video that led to his capture, but word from residents within 90 minutes. Members Members of of the the community community contacted contacted us us solve solve this this crime crime against against not not on on ly ly the the store, store, but but the the city city of of Chicago. Chicago. This This was was a a first for the new looting task force within the Chicago Police Department, A 20 member unit reviewing social media a
Chicago mayor: People who have 'come for a fight' have 'embedded themselves' in peaceful protests
"Protests against racial injustice in police brutality ended in violent skirmishes between demonstrators and police in downtown Chicago yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was on CBS's face the Nation. We're absolutely not going to tolerate people who come to these protests looking for a fight and are intending to Inger are police officers and injure innocent people who just come to be able to express her First amendment right? Officials reported two dozen arrests in multiple injuries. Shots were fired when
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces beefed-up Chicago police plan to track, prevent future looting throughout city
"News on Chuck's Iverson alluding prevention plan for Chicago after street vandalism, smashed store windows and robberies earlier in the week. Chicago P D to flood downtown with 1000 officers this weekend, says Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Our plan will incorporate in him. And use of technology and data Analytics way must be better at preventing these crime from happening in the first place. They're talking about a new social media unit within Chicago, P D to track postings, the
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot With Mayors, Police Chiefs Release New Police Reform Recommendations
"Under the mayor's leadership of panel from the U. S Conference of Mayors, his outline comprehensive recommendations on police reforms. Mayor Laurie Life would lead the group of big City mayors and police chiefs who drafted the police reform measures, saying they can't waste the urgent need to address the issues. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, a former police chief herself, says cities must get rid of language and police union contracts that hamper investigations of officer misconduct. Mandatory play an inflexible deadline for investigation and premature purging of disciplinary records. Former Washington D. C. Police chief Charles Ramsey, a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was an adviser. Who says that while there against the funding the police there were times when people like social workers should answer the calls. Police really need to be the first responders. In some of these cases, there are some instances where, perhaps that's appropriate. There are others where police kitty to service back up or not respond at all. The U. S Conference of Mayors has adopted all the recommendations this week.
Black Lives Matter supports looting in Chicago
"To the loop will be limited tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning as city officials try to stop a repeat of last night's chaos, But some activists say they support what happened. W jeans Dana Ravic joins us to explain Dana Well tonight We're hearing reaction to the events downtown last evening from city and civil rights leaders who are speaking out against it while members of black lives matter. Are condoning the looting Anything they want to take. Take it because these businesses have insurance. They're going to get their money back. My people aren't getting anything. Except police. Except here. Gas in front of the first police district. Members of black lives matter justifying the actions of looters last night. Glass could be heard breaking throughout downtown at one point multiple rounds fired at police near the Gucci store on Michigan Avenue as hundreds ran into stores and left with armfuls of clothes and other goods. To those who engage in his criminal behavior. Let's be clear. We are coming for you, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Superintendent David Brown, addressing the chaos after the smash and grabs in much of the mag, Mile and portions of River North and Goose Island. This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminally Reverend Jesse Jackson tweeting. Today this act of pillaging robbing looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing and morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for Social justice and equality.
Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting
"Chicago is cleaning up after looting and violence in the city's magnificent mile area and elsewhere Lori Lightfoot says this was not a protest this is straight up felony criminal conduct president trump recently ordered more federal agents to Chicago we do not need federal troops in Chicago Alan Freeman lives in downtown Chicago go out early in the morning to run I don't do that any longer and he used to walk at night when I stopped doing that further escalating tension is a video circulating on Facebook that falsely claim Chicago police had shot and killed a fifteen year old boy I met Donahue
100 arrested, 13 officers injured in Chicago after police shoot man
"Looting broke out last night Chicago's big shocker. One hundred arrests. One hundred arrests. Ten police officers injured. Rural in the day. When you when you walked out the front door and you never thought once like I, think it would go harm a police officer. Or even if you wanted to, you thought that's a bad idea. It's GonNa land me in jail. Harming police officers is is. Basically, akin to jaywalking these days especially in these cities. It is absolutely blinding. To the rest of the nation. Lori lightfoot, the Mayor of Chicago. Of course once again. Pointing to the illegal guns in her city. That's why. Because of neighboring states because president trump has not funded the ATF properly. President trump's ATF, please. Go I'll clean up your streets tomorrow.
Chicago's Magnificent Mile Erupts In Overnight Looting, Violence
"Member F D I C. Dozens arrested. 13 Police officers hurt following looting in downtown Chicago overnight here, CBS's Debra Rodriguez. It was a night of violence and looting in Chicago. You're waking up in shock this morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot after police arrested More than 100 people for breaking into upscale stores and the magnificent mile. You have no right, no right to take and destroy the property of others. Our residents deserve to be safe. Police Superintendent David Brown calls it an incident of pure criminality. He says shots were fired at police and officers returned that fire Brown reports. 13 members of his department were injured, he says. There will be a heavy police presence downtown until further notice. Many of the businesses that were ransacked had recently opened definite. The Chicago protests of George Ploys made 25th
100 arrested, 13 cops hurt in Chicago unrest: "Assault on our city"
"Chicago's police commissioners is more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest left 13 officers injured caused damage of the city's upscale magnificent mile shopping district. In other parts of the city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot described it as a straight up felony criminal conduct and an assault on the city are residents, our businesses and our police officers. Have there are respect. They deserve it and we will have their back and make sure that we hold those accountable and bring them to Justice. City's police superintendent says it was not an organized protests, but instead an incident of pure criminality that began after the shooting of a person by police the
Chicago mayor says looting was "straight-up felony criminal conduct"
"Mayhem along the magnificent mile in Chicago, looting and even shooting at police officers. The violence broke out overnight. Police shot a black man during a gun battle earlier in the day. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is not legitimate First Amendment. Protected speech. We're not poor people engage in petty theft to feed themselves and their families. This was straight up felony criminal conduct. 13 police officers were hurt, responding to the violence, and over 100 people were arrested in Chicago last night. And early this morning
More than 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt amid Chicago looting
"Chicago Police say More than 100 arrests have been made after looting and unrest early today. 13 officers injured responding to this outbreak in the upscale magnificent mile shopping district. Mayor Lori Lightfoot described what happened as an assault on our city. To those who engage in criminal behavior. Let's be clear we are coming for you. There was a police shooting earlier in the day in Chicago, officers returned fire after a man shot at them. Later, messages were posted on social media, calling on people to damage and loot stores along Michigan Avenue.
‘It's Called a Pandemic, People': Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts Crowd Near Montrose Beach
"Of crowds at Montrose Beach yesterday, with people with no masks and no social distancing Mayor Lightfoot tweeted it's a pandemic people. Reckless behavior on Montrose Beach is what will cause is to shut down the parks and the lakefront. We have more from W. GM TV's Judy Wang mayor life What Shut down the lake front because she didn't think people could be trusted not to congregate. She re opened the lakefront trails, only two walkers, runners and cyclists in June Harpers have re opened and Lake Front restaurants got the go ahead to reopen this past Friday. Lightfoot also said the situation she saw in Montrose Beach is being addressed. Still no
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"This is the politics and more podcast I'm David Ramnik. Until becoming mayor of Chicago last year Lori lightfoot had never held elected office, but she'd served as a prosecutor and spent nearly a decade working on police reform. Now, she's contending with civil unrest over police violence, and at the same time, the president of the United States is constantly attacking her for the city's homicide and gun violence rates. Last week. Donald Trump announced that he's sending to Chicago two hundred federal agents. Is You have the hardest job in America maybe. They used to say that about New York City Being big city mayors tough. No matter raise I can't imagine. So let's let's begin president trump recently announced that he was sending two hundred federal agents to Chicago to do what he called fight crime were you involved in that decision? No the president frequently says things. That may or may not actually be accurate. What. What. Hasn't happened yet but I anticipate happening is additional resources to the FBI. ATF. To, really plug into existing. Criminal investigations around guns, gangs, and violent crime. And an unlike what happened in Portland I think the circumstances are different despite. The rhetorical flourishes. Off from the president and others in his administration, it sounds like you welcome the help from president trump. I don't think of it has helped from president trump because there's a lot of things that the president could do which she refuses to do and I get it. I suppose. But our biggest driver violence is handguns every single year our police department seizes more legal guns than New York City or l.. A.. And that's a massive number and the reason is we're surrounded by other jurisdictions that have very lax gun laws, and if the president really wanted to do something that would be a game changer. Do something around that. Do something about assault weapons empower the ATF to truly regulate a federally licensed gun dealers. There's a number of things that the federal government is uniquely qualified to do. He refuses to do that would actually make a difference in the city like Chicago have you had a chance to express that to him and what kind of response.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"The tolerance Ford is still a really great. If you I probably you probably didn't read the The indictment of Edberg but I did at Burke the senior Alderman in the city council longtime power in the city in the Democratic Organization. Go ahead there's a lot of fascinating things about about the indictment but to me one of the most telling and I think response to your question is there's some dude from the the buildings department that gets whistled to at Burkes word office. He stays there for five or ten minutes clearly got a set of instructions and then dutifully went and on some trumped up bases shut down a building site because from the at burkes perspective. The guy hadn't come across with the money he hadn't hired him to do the legal work. And and so while. This person probably didn't know there was a criminal conspiracy going on the obedience to this power and doing something that didn't comport all with building cold or what is actual true job wise but the willingness to be a party to it because powerful. Otterman in a staff had commanded it. We have just tolerated corruption way too long and gang. Violence is really complicated but it in short strokes it calms sail into in my mind to poverty. It's the absence of is the absence of jobs. Investments money good quality education. You know in you know. We're both experience with you. See what do they teach us? People rational economic actors when you have nothing and then there's this opportunity for something in when drug dealing becomes the only the only form of economic activity that can get you money to take care of your basic needs so our goal has to be obviously to lock violent people and make the community safe but it has to be grounded in a strategy of supplanting that form of the economy with another Jimmy and gives people a pipeline for a lifetime. Without question I think That does not. I agree with that. Complete doesn't completely explain why gangs have flourished in Chicago in such great numbers in a way that they haven't in other but that's we could probably do a whole hour on that I before I leave you I have to ask you about policing and Because you were chairman of the Chicago Police Board. You're the chair of the Policy Accountability Task Force after McQueen McDonald Was killed here in Chicago. A national A nationally known a case. Now you're the mayor of the city and the police force works for you and you've been a prosecutor and I guess my question to you is. How do you find that balance? Police officers are working vigorously to protect the safety of citizens and but there's a relationship between citizens in the community and rights are respected. And you don't have those kinds of incidents it strikes me as a terribly difficult bounce. In both cases it's often the same community that gets victimized either. Victimized by crime were victimized by overzealous policing. It's not easy. Obviously and you have to. You have to really set The right fish for what policing has to be in the city like many things in public life. If you don't have the community on your side you will never be successful and effective policing depends upon the legitimacy of the police in the eyes of the community that they're sworn to protect and understanding that kind of basic fact you you work everything else around. Meaning you've gotta you've gotTa bring officers into communities and let them see the nuance and not just the crime statistics. You've got to bring people into the academy so that they see officers it a very different light. You've got to put them in circumstances where they interact as human beings not the cops in the community. Those are hard things to do. But if you don't do those things and you don't do them consistently forever. You're never going to bridge that divide and then inside of the police department itself man. Oh man it is a complicated tough organization cultural mores run deep and it is a constant struggle. It's a bad and you gotta have a very strong leader at the top. You have a new police chief now and you make you gotTa make sure you empower that leader. But I'm also hands on as I say to them all the time. I don't have time or inclination to be the mayor just at the police department. But I'm going to be hands on it and I'm going to be a presence until I feel like we are moved to a different chapter in the history of this police department and we are just not there yet. You have a new union leader. There who Is a contentious character. Not necessarily a lightfoot supported. I'd say exactly the opposite of I mean how is that going to. How is that going to work? You know look. I don't know him but I've had a lot of exposure to him. He used to come to police board meetings. When I was a police board president sit in the front row and everything about his demeanor was hateful. I mean to just be blunt and he likes being provocative he likes being controversial. He loves the media but I also know that he is now the leader of the largest police union in my city and I have to figure out how we can forge some kind of working relationship if it's possible we've had some preliminary conversations. I'm I'm expecting that we re getting together. Relatively soon I intend to give him the benefit of the doubt but I'm not going to cut and paste my values to try to accommodate somebody whose values are very different than my own police officers important. We need to support them. And I'm going to continue to do that. No matter who their leader is but I hope that we can reach some common ground up for the benefit of their members but also for benefit of the department in the city mirror. So appreciate your time. It's always good to talk with you. There's there's probably hours and hours more that I could ask you about and want to ask you about. Maybe we'll have a chance to do that again. But right now you have a pandemic to deal within a hundred other pressing issues so I just very much I very much appreciate your time. Thank you and thanks for a viewers and good luck..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"In your life You became a federal prosecutor and you prosecuted gang bangers drug leaders and leaders of of drug cartels and had if at all how did the experience of having senior brother go through what he went through and do the things he did did in any way impact on your view as a prosecutor. I mean it really did from the very beginning when I was going through the final stages of my background check as a federal prosecutor. My brother was a fugitive and I had to sign allegiance form which I still makes me angry. I'll use that word that I was going to be loyal to the constitution and all laws because my brother was a fugitive from justice. Yeah and of course like with seeing my my father in the men in the eyes of really hardworking men of color. I of course thought about my brother when I when I was prosecuting Chicago Street gang members and it made me want to know their stories and made me WanNa how they came to choose the life that they chose and we had a range of interesting store conversations with you know the young men that were both cooperators but also the young men were we were arranging up plea deals for some of the men that I prosecuted here on. The streets in Chicago ended up in a facility in mile in Michigan when my brother was there at the same time so that made for interesting conversations with him and with my parents. But when you you have a family member who is locked up. It has incredible impact emotional impact. You can't my brother was still locked up when my dad died and he didn't get to say goodbye and I I know that. So there's nothing about the incarceration of human beings. That is easy. That is simple. Even the people that are that are the most dangerous and that are psychopathic and some of them are that. Somebody's kid that somebody's sibling in. And you can never forget that. And I certainly never forgot that. When I was a prosecutor you went to the University of Michigan and then You came here to the University of Chicago Law School. You arrived here just when Hera Washington was Completing his first term rain-free a very interesting dynamic kind of tumultuous time in Chicago Politics. I'm wondering what your memories of of Herald were. He was having worked for him at covered him and then I worked for him by the time. You've got heroes working for him. Maybe one of the most charismatic figures that I've ever known in in politics and I've worked with a lot of people Remarkable God yeah so I remember him because when I was a junior in college I took a semester and worked in in Washington and attended American University and I just by chance happen to be in a committee. Hearing as a young staffer when of announcement came out that he had one and he was in. Washington. He's being congratulated by his colleagues so I was fascinated from him Of Him from a distance and then fast forward several years later. Yeah I you know I never knew him as a as a mayor as a human being but yeah he he clearly was one of the most fascinating charismatic elected officials. I think the city. Maybe this country has ever seen and coming here in eighty six. When he was running for reelection and seeing the machine in all of its words and glory and then understanding of the excitement that he ignited particularly in Black Chicago and the kind of Progressive Lakefront Liberals as they were called those days. And you know I remember Election Day really really well and I left in the morning and I plan to vote after I came home from class and I had like ten notes on my door saying. Hey you haven't voted. Hey you have voted now. That was not my experience and I thought how these people I didn't vote yet because I didn't understand at that stage of the dynamics but it was it was like nothing had ever seen and then I remember. I remember really clearly hearing the news. That you've done says seven months or something after he got reelected. Yeah and the days. After the how things were so tumultuous I walk through The City Hall lobby to view his body I was at. Uic would have infamous rally was held and people for who were saying. No deals no deals at already. Cut Their deal to replace him yet. Yeah Yeah No. Those were I I remember them as as clearly as you. I was very much involved in that. The great thing about that moment The sad thing. It was unbelievably sad. It was remarkable though how the city that was so divided when I got elected so embraced him at the end. And when you walk through those lines at City Hall there were people white and black from every neighborhood in this city who had come to embrace him as their leader and it and It was really tremendous loss. Can I ask you something else about law school in it relates to the conversation? We're having earlier. I asked you about how you adjusted to the racial identity issues. When you were growing up you also came out when you were in law school and I am. It made me wonder. When did you embrace your your own identity or your sexual identity? And how is that experience of deciding when it was time? And and how was that received by family well coming coming out at the? University of Chicago Law School in Eighty six eighty. Seven was not the place that I would have anticipated doing. You know eight. You know the law school. This time it was hyper conservative. Now there are very few people of color but interestingly there were actually a lot of gays in in the law school and that really helped me there were. I have still to this day. Incredible friendships among a lot of gay men and women that I met during that time and it really helped me see that I could be my authentic self. I heard a lot about losing my parents. My parents were really going to church every Sunday every Wednesday in a couple of days in between conservatives. I didn't know at the time. Of course I didn't know anybody gay that was when I was growing up and of course I would benefit of hindsight I I did and so I was. I spent a lot of years worrying about losing my parents but something clicked over time and law school where I just felt like. I'm not going to be happy if I'm not who I am and I to my parents credit when I told them they were. They couldn't have been more gracious. They couldn't have been more lovely and by father Really I think was my mother. Didn't talk much about it. Because that's what she doesn't do when she doesn't WanNa talk about something she just shut it off and you know moves on. My father was lovely and couldn't have been more generous and embracing and loving. You spent seven years in private practice and then as we mentioned earlier you you became a prosecutor. Why did you choose that direction? I WANNA cly particularly given my brother's circumstance. I am always kind of been drawn to law enforcement. You know. I'm a rules girl. I believe in justice and I thought about the FBI. When I was in law school but both because I was gay and also the time the FBI had a rule that you had to travel to a different live in a different city for five. I five years. I want to do that so I just kind of put that ambition to the side but I liked. I liked the work I was doing at the firm which increasingly became internal investigations and criminal defense work and I work with a number of federal prosecutors former federal prosecutors who Suggested to me that if I was interested I was not one of these Law School people. Who had this ambition? My my professional life was already charted out so I kind of fell into the opportunity but it was the best thing that could have ever done. Really taught me how to be a lawyer It taught me the power of being a prosecutor and by that I mean you know you do. You do literally get to make decisions about people's liberty who gets charged with against charged with how tough you go or not. I mean that is an awesome power that that one can never underestimate and I you know I got some grief to be sure from my more liberal friends saying. Why do you want to be the Maryanne right? I what I wanted to be was somebody who sat at that table because of the power and debris bring my life experiences to those very nuanced discretionary decisions that every prosecutor holds in her hand. It's a little bit of a different talent set or Orientation than the Office. You have now Prosecutors are in many ways solitary figures. They are responsive to the law and two judges but As you say make a lot of decisions on their urine a position. Now where you are. You have to build consensus in order to get things done. Yes you have to make decisions. But you can't make them all by yourself. Most of the time Has Been An adjustment for you. Why would actually say that? My experience as a prosecutor was was very different than what you described first of all. It's an incredibly collegial place because you can't talk about what you do. Every day with the world is hard to have your spouse relate and I know this from I'm having drug amy to a lot of events where there a bunch of former prosecutors she. She learned pretty quickly. Say No. I'm good you go on your own. You know it is it is it is kind of a it is a unique collegial world and of course you have discretion but you're talking through these issues which our colleagues with your supervisor on a regular basis and so I learned a lot about collegiality from that experience and I hope that my style is mayor both with my team but also Embracing members of the public is much more collegial because of that experience. And what I know is that I'm very decisive. I can get to a decision pretty quickly but the best decisions and the ones that are most valued are the ones where you bring people along the journey from the very beginning so You know a. I don't think you do a plebiscite on every decision. Can't you'll be paralyzed particularly at in a time like this? Where literally every single day? I'm making you know. Tens of not hundreds of decisions micro decisions every day and big decisions every day but but being able to have a sense of the pulse of people whose lives are going to be affected by what you're doing that's a good thing it makes things slower but it's a better thing at the end. I have to ask you in. This is a painful thing that you've spoken to but you got rebuked at one point by a federal judge Richard Posner who actually was associated with the University of Chicago. Because you're handling of one case and that thing stuck with you for while. I know you feel that was unjust. It was fundamentally unjust. I look it's too complicated to explain but you know man on a total poll involving an international extradition as you might imagine as a junior lawyer knee office. I didn't make those kind of decisions on my own and made them with my supervisor. But posner I think frankly got over skis and wanted to hold the. Us Attorney's office responsible. And there were some other. I think dynamics going on between the seventh circuit in the office at the time and I got the short end of the proverbial stick I I I pride myself on my integrity I I. I worry over particularly when I was a lawyer every word I wrote when I was signing my name on a pleading I wanted to make sure that was something I could be proud of and that I can defend and I never have ever in thirty. Plus years of practice departed from that. Obviously the seventh circuit saw it a different way but the thing that gives me then and now heart is. I had people from every side of the meeting the prosecutors defendants judges at a whole host of people from the bar in Chicago. That stood up and say I've worked with Laurie Line. Could I know who she is? This is a person of integrity and luckily pose cited that and saying well. The public rebuke is enough. But if you dealt with poster you You know he's. He's undaunted by the facts. Times quickly have to cover some very big things One is you prosecuted political corruption cases in the city. You prosecuted an Alderman when you were there at the. Us Attorney's office you also prosecuted as we mentioned drug dealers gangs on those on the political corruption issue. Why is she? I get this question a lot. Why Chicago so subject to corruption Why has it has? Has it been historically so and then the second one I get is? Why is it so subject to gang violence more so than other cities You've had a now Several different looks at this. And I'm wondering what your thoughts are are. Those are both great and big complicated questions on the public corruption. I think part of his just because we've tolerated to mall. You know think Chicago historically is any more corrupt than other places New York you know Philadelphia. La But the tolerance for it in those other places became less and less over time in in in my experience in thirty plus years of living in the city..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"You talked about people seeing a play hearing some music outdoors. One of the things that you did that got quite a bit of tension. You did it early was you. Shut DOWN THE LAKEFRONT. Which is of course the front yard of Chicago. That's where people do. Gather Ju- expect to open that up soon. I wouldn't say soon but we are working on plans on to be able to open up the Lakefront. Look I get it. I love the lake. There's nothing more calming to me than you know. Taking a drive on lakeshore drive finding that little secret spot which I won't reveal that. Go to just watch the water waves. I mean it's it's Cathartic and I get it but what I go back to. What led me to close it and we had a lot of education around social gathering danger of clustering into larger groups. We talked over and over and over again and people just flat out ignored the guidance. And what I WANNA do is when we reopen the Lakefront. We will we do it in a way that smart and that you know unfortunately in many of these things with the play to the lowest common denominator the person who's just not going to pay attention. What do we do to make sure that we can be backwards and save and and minimize the risks? That they're gonNA pose to other people so I've gotten a lot of very interesting suggestions from residents working with a lot of Lakefront on a plan. We'll get there but we're just not ready yet. That's one of the things that worries me about the president telling people that things are getting better that this is going to go away on. Its own that we we've got reopened because it sends a signal that is consonant with the situation. We're facing you. Also said was critical of Dr Phil. Chief for questioning at school should open in the fall about Chicago schools Are you confident that school will schools will be public? Schools will be open and students attending them with their physical presence in the fall. You know I'll play lawyer in. Say define confidence. I can't look into a crystal ball and say where we're going to bet your old life. You can't do that. Yeah Yeah it might my law department tells me that every look my ambition is to get our kids back in school this fall we have done. I think Yeoman's work on remote learning but the reality is we have a huge digital divide and various parts of our city that affects our young people's ability to connect up with the Internet WIFI access. And we will end up spending Multiple tens of millions of dollars to address that issue and we got to address it. Because it's a larger problem. But I also know is I think about the little kids when my daughter was a three year. Old going to pre K. The the social emotional learning at happens in that environment when they're away from their parents for the first time and there with other kids and their with their teachers and they start to learn the love of learning structure of school being able to play safely. All those things are critically important particularly for our youngest kids. And that doesn't happen when you're seeing your teacher for the very first time ever on digital screen so those kids when I think about it. It's really important that we get them back in school now again. We're not going to do it in a way that puts anybody this. We're not going to do it in a way that isn't consultation with the entire ecosystem of school environment. The principals the teachers the AIDS. The lunchroom staff. All of those people are important for the lifeblood of school and we got to do it in a way that we keep them safe and we keep the children safe but absolutely. I haven't ambition that if the if we keep trending in the right direction. We want to get our kids back in school and it may not be full-time thirty kids in the classroom. That's probably not smart but we can do it in a lots of different ways. We can spread out the spaces because there's lots of different spaces that are available in schools where we can hold up classes. They're going to be remote learning of it's done. I think at the city college level. Maybe we repurpose some of those spaces. I think the way in which we can think creatively about how to bring our children back with their teachers. There's no limit to that. And we got an explorer every opportunity because of how important it is for those youngest of children to find that connection with their beloved teachers so ambition but no guarantee basically we can't. There's no way anybody who can guarantee what's going to happen in the fall making up. There's no guarantee that can be given so You are a big sports fan. You've been a bears tickets season holder for twenty years. Everybody wants to know if there's going to be sports in the foreseeable future and if that sports will involve actually fans you and others sitting in their seats watching the game tour are they going to be consigned to watching it on. Tv until there's a vaccine or a significant treatment for this at first again we've got to be guided by the data and the Sports League executives that I've talked to of course are thinking about. How do they get their players back on the field for the obvious reasons their most valuable asset of course are the players and they all every single one of those professional sports teams as really strong robust unions? So I have confidence that will be a meeting of the minds. About what makes sense if I had to protect right now again looking into my crystal ball. I do think that sports will start. There probably could be some delay. But I don't think they're gonNA start with fans in the stadium and the first instance. I just don't see that as a possibility you I ask you that question. As the former star point guard for Washington High School in Massillon Ohio and I wanted to touch you mentioned. I WanNa talk a little bit about your story. Which is a a remarkable story? You mentioned your mom and I'm sure when you say you think of her. It's not just that she's ninety. One invulnerable shelter spent a lot of her life working in nursing homes and As a home healthcare worker and so she would have been on the front line right now she would have been one of those people who's more exposed than others because she she was out there helping people. I think lot about that as I talked to. Healthcare workers as I talk to the unions who are concerned and also just the folks that run these facilities. I know from my mom's experience and I hope I hope to God is a million times better than it was when she was out there. They are in the frontlines. They don't get the training that they should get and they don't oftentimes get the kind of equipment to keep them safe. I think it's a different world. Now and part of that is because many of these workers are unionized. But we know that there are still other workers mostly women of color who are in a care community who were taking care of. Seniors. You know. At the end of my mother's a work life. She took care of people who were sick and shut in made them meals babe them and just kept them company. Those workers they're invisible too many people and I worry a lot about them in particular now we also know from the archivist virus that congregants settings are places where is fires just spreads like wildfire. That's why our department of Public Health has been very active and engage with senior centers nursing homes and other settings like that because it's so critically important that those places understand the data have every support possible possible and that they are getting testing of their workers and the residents. Who Live there absolutely Your folks your Father Elijah. The son of a sharecropper both your parents grew up in the segregated south moved north. He had hearing loss as a result of meningitis. And you you've talked about that and how. He had to scuffle to make a living and deal with his his disabilities And so tell me about that and tell me about your your dad. My Dad's been gone for ten years. I miss him every day. I'm have a picture of the two of US side my bed that I look at at night and I look at it in the morning. He had a very hard life and in some ways I think he never recovered from growing up in the south and then adding proverbial insult to injury growing up not really having an opportunity to live out his conditions. Getting sick sir. Early on in his early twenties losing his hearing so being a black man with a high school education and then a profound disability just really shaped and confined on his world. But my dad had a great sense of humor He is loved life but he had to work hard every single day. I talk a lot about my mother because I spent a lot of time with my mother's a kid. 'cause my dad was working two and three jobs every day and just to you worked. A full-time job. And then he would come home and eat and then he owned do Work at night and then on the weekends. He was a barber so he cut people's hair and and shine shoes. That's that's that's what my dad did and Sundays. Were really only day where I got to see my dad for the entirety of of the day because his work life was six days a week But he he's very very different person than my mom and someone very different than me. I'm much more like her in terms of personality but just a good decent human being and I think a lot about him every day I see my father in the faces of a man of color. Who were working new tails off to have some dignity not at all not at all. Do you How much did his struggle forge your determination to do what you've done with your own life. It definitely deeply influenced me to see my father worrying every single day about six the utilities as car payment rent and then We reported enough to move into a house and have a mortgage. I never wanted to struggle in the way that he did. And I didn't know where my life would take me but I knew that I wanted to have some economic freedom. At least so that I can. I can help them which I have done but also be able to help myself and have some freedom when you have to worry every single day about staying in your house about somebody coming and taking your car About just being able to get through the day financial league that takes a toll on you and that was the story of. My parents live for much of their married life together. You mentioned that they were able to buy a house. They moved two years was a segregated town. Like most towns were In the day small Industrial kind of town about four hundred miles from Chicago in Ohio but they moved to a predominantly white neighborhood. And they did. That intentionally talked to me about that. And how did that impact on you because you must have been Very much in a minority in in some of your school classes and in in your neighborhood and so on how did that shape your thinking and your life. I think that Look the town was incredibly segregated and at the time that my parents were making a decision about where they could buy they wanted to buy. We lived in this area for the entire my life. We moved probably into a house that was about four or five blocks away from our rental home but they wanted to us to be able to stay close to the friends of we'd known our entire growing up years and to be in the same school system that we had known so my parents really sacrificed everything for us as children and and really the way in which they live their lives with about what was best for us and so that religious rove the decisions. And you're right when I have a brother. Who's six years older than me when he left? I Elementary School for the entirety of the rest of the time that I was there which is about five years from first grade to sixth grade. I was literally the only black kid in my school and it might town. It was black and white. There are a tiny.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"You? I'm doing well. You good good to see you so next week. May Twentieth One year in office. Hell the baptism you've had here. I mean you couldn't have imagined when you took that oath of office in Millennium Park a year ago that this is how you'd be marking your your first anniversary in office. How are you personally holding up? What's what is the emotional toll associated with having to lead a city through this kind of catastrophe issue might imagine it ebbs and flows. My personality is one where don't get too high and I don't get too low but certainly you know there are times when I feel like I'm I've reached maximum capacity and so I try to take some time for myself every day usually early in the morning. I'm an early riser. So I just kind of take some time to kind of slowly move into the day set myself emotionally and then I I definitely do it every night before I go to bed sometimes. I'm so tired and don't need to just fall asleep but you know there's a there's an expression In the Church that I grew up in about lane your burdens down. So what I try to do. Every night is just kind of let the what the burdens of the day to the side. Because they're going to be there the next day. I don't need to Russell with them all night long. You know easier said than done. Of course. That's a great quality. I need to take some lessons from you on that I've never quite mastered that. But that is it's important. How's your family doing you and your wife? Amy Have a twelve year. Old Vivian. Twelve year olds are not necessarily all that keen on being penned up inside. How's she doing she? She's doing fine. She starts her day off every morning with a zoom conference call from her teacher and with their classmates. So when I'm running out the door in the morning she's engaged in whatever the day's events are and then I come home at night. And she and her. She is discovered fortnight. So that's like the daily obsession between her and In varying groups of of friends. But you know it's hard I mean this. Be a time where she'd be out running tracks athletic kid. She missed a a lot of her basketball season because he had a broken leg so it was very looking forward to track and then covered hit so we tried to kind of get that as much exercise that we can reform enough to have a yard so we we do that but it's not the same. It's not the same you know being with your classmates every day and that kind of intimacy that close proximity rents but these are kids have grown up in the digital age with all these devices so it's probably a little bit different than when you and I were growing up. Speaking of the digital age you become quite the sensation online. Here you're a you're a viral sensation and you've been doing. You've you've done all these videos about how to occupy yourself at home you you've done. I guess parody of singing. You're baking. You're you've done a lot of some some crazy things that have really caught on with people. How how you eased into the role of a viral star. Well I I don't pay a lot of attention personally to social media but I've got a great creative team and when the memes started popping up and having me all over Chicago you know we wanted to kind of bring this message of Staying home to save lives We've done it in a parody of that a take off around census so we're trying to meet people where they are and this these memes caught fire. They kind of originated organically and so we rode the wave. That somebody else really started. Now Vivian catch you on tick tock in those places. So here's Vivians reaction. She's obsessed with Tik Tok and she's been trying to get Amien I to do with her and I'm like no. I'm not doing so when I came home that night and said by the way I just did my first talk. Of course the reaction was. I believe he did it with somebody else. And you didn't do. What made such as such the life of a twelve year old. Yes I remember that I remember that period. Listen you know. I was a city hall reporter when Harold Washington got elected mayor of Chicago you or the second elected African American Mayor of Chicago. One of the striking things about this pandemic is just how brutal it has been on communities of color. Those faultlines that you talked about during your campaign that you've talked about since they've been exposed in just a really tragic way Seventy five percent of the cases in Chicago reported cases have been in the black and Hispanic communities deaths half the deaths in Chicago among the African American community which is only thirty percent of the population. How do you process that? And what do we do about it? How do we begin to deal with the things that led up to this kind of tragedy? Well it's it's an enormous challenge and for me personally processing. Those realities has been hard when I first heard the data around. I'm African American The impacting Afric African-american Community. A immediately went to thinking about my mother. Now she doesn't live here but she's ninety one years old and has underlying conditions. I'm but the youngest of four and my siblings are older old enough that they fit into the demographic of over sixty and several have underlying conditions. So it's hard not to feel that personally but what I also knew is really important for us not to just drop this information on people but as you said to really come up with some concrete ways in which we as a city and then embracing our community partners could really respond to this because there is a need. I mean. It's not a secret that there are healthcare disparities inner city. It's not a secret that way. Too many people live in poverty and that black and Brown communities are cabot much higher rate of these underlying conditions that we now know. Are The death mill for Kovin. In Ninety three percent or higher than that of the people who have died had underlying medical conditions like diabetes heart disease upper respiratory disease. So that is a a haunting statistic and I think the way that I process it is to feel like we are doing something to address it that we were empowering people by giving them information that were connecting them up to healthcare systems. Whether it's a family doctor or a federally Qualified Health Center that we are being as responsive to close to the ground in these neighborhoods that are so dramatically affected and being empathetic. And making sure that we're doing everything. We can't afford those areas with resources. You know what worries me is that When when this goes when this lifts whenever that is in God knows we all hope that it's sooner rather than later that those same conditions will exist that made these communities vulnerable. You've talked a lot about and you've laid out ambitious visions and plans for trying to radically poverty in the city and getting to into these neighborhoods That are most vulnerable right now. It's also true that this viruses also eating away at cities revenues. Creating extraordinary budget concerns for you and you already had a situation where you have pension obligations that are growing that you're now responsible to deal with the stress of this. Is that when these things happen? The first communities that suffer are the communities that always suffer the poor the vulnerable. How do you want launch a war on poverty when you are in such a financial bind? I think we have no choice. I gave a speech last December to the Economic Club and then I spoke with them Yesterday and at the time in December I said that we can't be a great global city unless we focus on inclusive growth that we see the city as being something larger and bigger than the central business district. I repeated that message yesterday and while. Yes of. These problems are tough daunting. They were daunting before Govan. They're even more daunting now. But the thing that we've been doing all along and I've really push my staff is to not build temporary staff scaffolding. We don't want to put a band aid on a gaping. We're not going to solve the problem and innocent tiredly in the you know the months and the Ark of this virus but we've got to accelerate the plans that we previously had and start to address these longstanding problems now and that's precisely what we've done and then thinking about the budget and it's yeah it's the impact of this is significant. There's no question about it. I am grateful for the money that we've gotten from the federal government and got to give credit to of the Democrats in the house because we would have gotten a lot less but but for the leadership of the speaker and others to insist upon direct aid cities like Chicago. I'm hopeful that though we more because the care act money that we received already is constrained. We can only use that for covert responses and believe me. We're going to use it because we're GONNA need it but we need more support but we have to continue to speak our values even in these tough economic times if we shed and move away from those communities that are most in need right now. We're giving up on a huge swath of Chicago. We're saying that Chicago is not going to be two point. Seven million barely going to be two million because people will leave. The most of the people who are leaving are a people have colored poor people. Chicago's who really one of the only world-class cities where UC population declining. And that's where the decline is happening as exactly right and if we'd give up and say we can't afford to do the kind of investments that we can't afford to have inclusive economic growth. Were giving up on vision of Chicago that I just think is critically important to define who we are now and in the future. I I totally get that. I just don't know where the money comes from. Some of it may be from the voluntary contributions of those people. You were talking to yesterday at the Economic Club and the question is how much are they willing to put their money? Where your mouth is and try and Deal with some of these problems because it seems impossible that you can get money. You need simply taxpayers property. Taxes are high already. Yeah there's no there's no question I mean. We never envisioned that. We were going to have a the city of Chicago go it alone strategy we have to have partnerships partnerships in helping us. Think about what. The policy prescriptions should be but of course partnerships in terms of of the money in the revenue. And we've been very fortunate already when we announce for example are invest southwest program which is investing in exactly the same neighborhoods. Run out we put up money from the city but we were joined by be Mo Harris Bank to put up twenty million dollars and then we got another ten from starbucks and on and on. We can't do these things and move the needle the away without partnerships of the Philanthropy Rico up community but also the business community. I've always thought that to deal with the massive problems that go into the situation that these communities are in would require a massive response from the philanthropic community. The corporate community government simply doesn't have the resources to do everything that's necessary listened in addition to making people laugh You've also scared the hell out of people and you've been out on the street at times when there were People who are defying the stay at home order including young people partying. And you've been very blunt about your feelings about that. Now we're we're we're reaching something of breaking point with some people been inside for a long time. It was predictable that you know as time went on people would be impatient. Lot people out of work a lot of small businesses. I know you've spoken to that are on the at the breaking point and yet we're not nearly done. The virus is still out there There's no vaccine yet. So are you worried about that? Are you worried about just more and more defiance more and more resistance lack of political will To do what's necessary and then finding us as Dr Bright who testified before Congress today warned finding us back in a situation that is as bad or worse a few months from now so I mean those are all the things that we worry about in talk about on a daily basis and really multiple times a day we as humans and I think certainly as Americans take our physical whole liberty very seriously and we'd like to together in groups in our city is really built around having fun recreational and entertainment options. That's one of the things that make Chicago special and as the weather gets warm and while we didn't have the terrible winter that we've had in many years. There's there's your body I think. You mind has an expectation that when days get longer when the sun is shining it's time to be outside. It's time to to reconvene with people that you may not have seen during the winter months so we have to manage that and deal with that reality..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"You guys know Lori Lightfoot is very late for not the half creature was singing about Lori Lightfoot is a mayor of Chicago and I can't figure out how in the hell Mr kinda looked at anything I mean anything is just not good for anybody anyone who is not a nice person I mean spirited right now she's threatening her to think anybody she sees on the street has a police force in the street this he thinks is a violation of distancing right to jail arrested right to jail and it has no legal right to do that none but she's doing it anyway the mayor of Chicago series bad attitude the other thing about it we talked about this the other day on the show she told people that they could not go out no hair salons nothing could be open so then she was tagged by somebody who saw her I was understaffed whatever whistle blower that she will get her done night little district to leverage to get her to make a difference from where the other hideous here but she did she wouldn't get her done and so when confronted on that why did you will get your don't children because they can't she literally she's literally set because I'm in the public eye I'm the mayor so I can do it I I'm not making that up paraphrase with that's what she said I have to have my hair done because I have to look good because I'm in the public eye and I'm the mayor and I represent Chicago really man did you ever think you'd wake up one day an American would have the pseudo royalty right in your face they've they've sort of been super wealthy all along for me referred him as that the horse pension thieves because they get a little bit better than you would get inside information about sums gonna happen they make money in the stock market Maxine waters lives in a four million dollar house and I mean that's just the tip of the iceberg that doesn't scratch the surface they'll they'll make money doing something over another you can't do an access to archives insider trading whatever but they're all they're all doing something or getting favoritism one way or another is crony socialism but now they're they're they've literally taken away your liberty and a garden and then get their liberty taken away new factor liberties increased at that job I was walking around the armed guard twenty four seven at the same time getting in front of a microphone we could put together two sentences speak somewhat coherently and I want to take your firearms away you'll be able to protect yourself with a firearm that's insane but Joe you got yourself protected we understand I'm the vice president my has to look good I have to be protected I'm in the public eye I mean this is this is passing now for a representation George Washington all of that means it's at George Washington didn't really say it was on one of their means just me my home is sort of a stack of bodies by now it's true that's on incendiary it's true it's straight up true when the art are rough for fathers rebelled against the king of England all around tax was around just it wasn't around tax our taxes have gone so far out in the left field left leaning globalist socialist field that there's no cover no coming back from that and do what we do Hey what time is the game well guess what now there's not even a game well so what we're we're in the no man's land again you people talking about this I turn a virus this red death menace the China virus which is exactly what it is well in retirement thing different that's racist notes straight up fact this red death menaced China buyers number this is uncharted territory which it is I I've said that too it is just what else is on charted territory the new American fascism must be accepted as normal now our governor in Michigan saying on the radio show I guess the radio news broadcast whatever well the the new normal there is the new norm is that it'll never be the norm like there used to be the norm I paraphrase with that's what she said we're not going back to normal not for a long time by the way the longer you get away from what's normal what we consider to be normal if let's say let's say the out just for second sick of of a line of benchmark normal would be yup December thirty first two thousand nineteen January first two thousand twenty when everything was just the same as it was months ago before this turn of our set on steroids to get back to that if we don't get back to that fast the further we get away the further that's a distant memory in the review good morning note that is well we'll go to the beach and sit next to each other all around the sand or masks at sporting events sat right next to each other what we can't do that that's impossible what we choose to do that no he will be arrested we have facilities for people like you this is what started to happen my god people this is terrifying and yeah you know really when it comes down to it I mean I realize the futility of what I'm doing what other people like me on the radio or doing I mean we're doing our best to resist and get information out to people but is that moving the needle right now that people have gotten down on me because via well I'm looking at the reality of it all these protests are going on now all these and it's great people rise up but we never we don't know where that leads I mean we don't want to sit back and and just take it I get that but the real protest if it's gonna stay a civilized level several was level I'm gonna really make a dent it needs to be the people that we put in office that rise up they need to rise up first if they don't rise up then well all bets are off that's where the forefathers planet by the way that's why you have a second amendment somebody might get hurt could happen spit marching around and everybody hates Hannity now because he was I did hear the broadcast I can't watch Hannity anymore I I watch a little in and out here more of the same thing I'm just so burned out on those two but Lou Dobbs in the Tucker Carlson I watch to get the straight up truth and justice in American way factual information the news but anyway I I go through a bunch of websites as well but Hannity I guess last night was a bad mom from the people of Michigan were walking around armed to the teeth with weapons I did hear the exact rant but now a lot of people in Michigan they hate Canada the talking Hannity being a traitor I don't know I don't know what he said but I'll I'll go on record as what I said I think the people walking around their fifties in the capital I think that was a stupid idea I'm two levels on two levels it's it's not because you're gonna scare people screw people that don't understand your rights I get that you got a right to optional what you got a right to be stupid and if you're out there doing that you've given away your position one you didn't by the way you doubt that you've totally give away your position the first one get taken out if they decide to take people out like that you're the first one go to a position to what are you gonna do what hits the fan you're out there pastor being a badass run around there fifteen you got your mask on your camel you're standing in front of the door inside the state capitol what do you what do you literally going to do well it's time to shoot now I think so what a dumb **** so I don't know that I'm with Hannity but I'm certainly not with the people around around doing a plan army man that's exactly what you're doing I got into a pissing match with a guy the other night and from around this because I I literally what right does face about how stupid that.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Gave us as though anyway? Dude I just wanted to call and check with you and see how you've been handling quarantine so far row. I am so or driver of so bored. Iv Video Games. I just like salt the jigsaw puzzle. I also exited everybody in context so out of their straps now and watched everything on Fox. Then everything if you run out of things on your cue. I can actually recommend a few shows really good right now. No Dude I mean I watch all the shows I finish net looks the entire thing. Wait you finished Netflix. Show we'll get. There's like a million shows on Netflix. It's more like one hundred twenty five million but less ten million go by really fast. Actually it was like super-quick. I'm really notice okay. I'm fascinated like so what happens when you get to the end of net flicks. Oh my God Trevor Delightful Beautiful. You just finish. This is like bright light. That's pulling you and you feel the sense of calm. Just wash over you and then all of a sudden is guy appears boom. It's the CEO. Netflix and you get your own TV. Show so good all right. I think you've been in quarantine for too long like if netflixing done you know you can just watch other platforms right. Yeah no I finished all those two and in a Hulu apple crackle acorn qube. Tubby Hubby squawk box. No Sam Know Sam. Yeah what's No Sam? It was basically just every movie. That doesn't have Samuel Jackson Damn Tabuchi of feel like you're scraping the bottom of the barrel men. Why don't you just read a book man? I was about to get that then. I had a great idea how. `Bout Watch all the TV shows backwards. Everything becomes an entirely new story. Like listen like breaking bad is actually a story about a drug dealer who reforms himself and then becomes a high school teacher and then gets cured of his cancer and then law and order is a TV. Show about anarchists cops that free. Krizner's game of thrones. That's this really happy detail about this terrible show. That just gets better as it keeps going. It's trevor you gotta try. You have to try. Wow I I guess I gotTa give it a try you make it sound really good gotTa try you. GotTa try all right. Well I gotta go 'cause I I gotta get back to making this show have fun man all right over. Merry Christmas actually. It's April you know what never mind. Merry Christmas monkey see. Thanks Buki feel like I should send him a calendar something anyway. When we come back I'll be talking to the mayor of Chicago. Lori. Lightfoot so don't go anywhere we'll be right back. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show earlier today I spoke with Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot and we talked about Chicago's handling of the corona virus and the national racial disparities related to Cova spread and treatments. May lightfoot welcome to the daily social distancing show my pleasure. Let's jump straight into it. You have quickly become one of the busiest mayors in America in an unfortunate time because corona virus has really had a deep impact on Chicago. The Corona Varsovie scene is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color. African Americans are dying at higher rates. Seventy percent of the people who have died in your area of black whereas only twenty nine percent of the population is black. What have you been looking at? And why do you think it's so important to look at? Look at this through the prism of race when we have to understand the full magnitude of the impact on his virus in our city so as we started to see these numbers we took a couple of steps number one we mandated that all providers who are doing testing provide demographic information we were seeing about a quarter of the providers telling us that they were testing tying the test results but not including the race and ethnicity on information which we knew as a critically important. The other thing that we've done is make sure that we are reaching out to these. Communities were looking at the areas where there's a highest concentration of deaths highest concentration infections on we formed a racial equity rapid response team right away that is taking a model of kind of community based medicine that has been affected in a particular area of the city and then expanding that model to include a public health folks people on the ground in neighborhoods everything from the pastors to the block clubs out. We've street intervention workers who normally are working on stopping violence. We've now enlisted in this effort and really trying to be as hyper local as we can. We know that while city of neighborhoods each of them is unique in its own way and they have their strengths in their head their challenges so we've been learning even more about the nuances of neighborhoods particularly when you're talking about brought black and Brown neighborhoods. What supports they need to be able to bring people into the healthcare system educated about a virus and bringing people help as what we really been about. You've been about that in more ways than most Nita's have because you will. You started actually driving around telling people literally telling people to get back into their houses to go back home when people weren't taking it seriously. This was on the ground Meryl Work and some of the PSA's that you started releasing with some of the funniest that I didn't I didn't think we're real until I realized actually came from you. One of my favorites was telling all the kids who are still going out to play basketball. You're jump shot is not going to improve stay home. Why did you feel so important to get involved personally? And why do you use humor to try and get your message across as well? Well I mean humor is kind of the unifying thing right and in this really dark time. We found that and really just came up organically from other people. There's a bunch of memes that that started once I Closed Down now interesting. Building apply on people's desire for contents time we would be heavily involved in sports and music and all of that has been taken from us. Why I'm really trying to curb the spread of this virus so people's and using humor on. It's a great way to kind of break through the noise and reach. People think is important for the mayor not justice be seen behind the TV screen but to be community safely of course but to be present one of the policies you've implemented in Chicago Truly stood out for me and I. It was highlighted by an issue that I think a lot of people overlook during this time and that is people who are trapped indoors or in houses in any type of abode with family members who may be abusive specifically women. We've seen domestic abuse rates skyrockets all over the world and you you've launched an interesting initiative you know. Lift AN UBER. Or helping in this What are you doing? And why did you feel that you had to do it in the way that you did? Well we know that domestic violence is a problem in the best of times and we were concerned about seeing an uptick so what we did in combination with Uber. Lift was a trainee on hotline workers. Where people are calling because they want to get out of a a dangerous or troubling family circumstance to give them a special code that they can use to order a lift or uber to take them anywhere to safety It's a it's a very simple and straightforward thing. But we thought that that was really important. We didn't want the absence of a ride to be a reason. Why somebody felt compelled will stay in a dangerous domestic situation. I commend you for that. Thank you so much for for joining us on the show and I genuinely hope that you get to help all of the people that you've been trying to thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time like you very much my life. Thank thank you so much may foot. Well that's our show for tonight before we go though if you are able to help people who are going hungry because of this pandemic please consider donation to feeding America. They're trying to supply people who need food and right now. They're supplying food to millions of people in America every single day and they could use your help..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"One star one star one star and even if the World Health Organization acted perfectly. I don't know what trump would have done differently because his White House is filled with a bunch of idiots and I know I know that's harsh but I only say that because they are there could be other strains later on. This can come back in the fall in a limited way. This is covert nineteen. Kobe won folks. And so you would think the people charged with the World Health Organization. Facts and figures would be on top of that seriously. This Cova nineteen not covered one. You would think one of the president's top advisers would know that it's called covert nineteen because it started in twenty nineteen not because it's the nineteenth Cova D- what does Kellyanne Conway also think that. They called Blink. One Eighty two. Because the first hundred and eighty-one blinks with taken you know. Sometimes I think trump tells Kellyanne conway to say dumb things on purpose just so that he looked smart in comparison Kellyanne. I just told a reporter that Shrek is the president of Scotland. Please go out there. And say something dumber. I need you all right. That's it for the headlines. Let's jump into the big story. Thanks to the corona virus. People are stuck at home. Businesses have been shut down and millions of parents have been forced to Google how to kill your kids and get away with it and because so many people unemployed it is up to the US government step in and give people some assistance while they ride out the shutdown that have been imposed nationwide so today. Millions of Americans began receiving a one time payment of twelve hundred dollars from the government. Now remember that's only people with direct deposits. Everyone else will have to wait longer for a paper. Check to come in the mail. Now trump once every single one of these checks to have his signature on them which they don't need but he wants them and so because of that. The checks could be delayed for an extra few days. Yeah and that's going to be another obstacle for those checks because remember now that the check has trump's name on it. The banks will probably decline out of habit now a one time. Cash payment is definitely helpful but many people in America need right now is unemployment benefits and right now across America. The unemployment system has become kind of a disaster tonight. An unprecedented turn in the unemployment disaster. Another six point. Six million Americans. Applying for jobless benefits last week alone skyrocketing and just a month from a fifty year low to nearly seventeen million seeking benefits in just the last three weeks but that number is most certainly under reported. Many have been unable to file the problem states. Don't have the staff to handle the unprecedented demand I've tried at one. Am Three am five. Am and there's just no getting through. I've calculated over two thousand attempts to call. Yeah that's right. People have been spending all day all day. Just trying to get through to someone on the phone at the unemployment office. It's like an evil twist with filing for unemployment has now become these people's fulltime job. I mean that one woman said she tried two thousand times. She called two thousand times. That is insane. That's as many calls as a mom makes when something goes wrong in the city where you live high love. I heard there was a car accident in New York. Are you okay yeah? I know you don't live there anymore. But I'm just checking. Okay Okay Love. You Bye bye now. Obviously seventeen million people becoming instantly. Unemployed IS GONNA put strain on an unemployment system. But what hasn't helped is that? America's unemployment system is built on technology. That is one degree above. Amish websites are crushing. Nationwide gets governor. Laura Kelly admitted the technology for the unemployment system is four. Decades old is not working as it should be. Most states are still running on software. That is basically from sixty years ago. Kentucky. Its website is run using the COBOL language developed back in nineteen fifty nine. I was born in the late. Nineteen seventies and said it was aren't mainframe system. The same computers have processed my unemployment in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty one are the ones they're still using today Look at those phones. Those phones are from the seventies sweet. Lord that is some old as technology. Do you call it. Technology is that old software written in the fifties computers from the eighties. And did you see those phones? Yes younger viewers of the show. Those phones look at those things so old the only thing. They look like they call the cost. Hello Black People. Yeah whatever you do. Don't get on those boats free buffet. No still don't get on those boats now. I know a lot of people out there. I was GONNA want to use this. As an example that government is all a big bloated bureaucracy. That can't get anything done. But here's the thing. If American looks just over the border you'll see what happens when the people in government actually work to make government succeed for those who have stopped working lost their income due to the outbreak. The Canada emergency response benefit will pay a taxable two thousand dollars per month up to four months three and a half million people apply since being introduced just a week ago. The government says today's about ninety percent of claims have been processed. It just started on Monday and already two days later and many are receiving the two thousand dollar payments into their bank accounts but some are telling us that they've received more money than they expected. Okay you know what Canada I feel like now you just rubbing it in you. Not only getting people their money quickly and efficiently. You're also giving them more money than they expected. I feel like Canada's always trying to one up. America America has healthcare. Canada has universal healthcare. America has expensive college. Canada has affordable college. America's president face Canada's. Nita went all the way that always winning. And before you say. This is coronas fault and there's nothing the American government could have done consider that many of the developed countries facing the same shutdowns have cut right to the chase and prevented mass unemployment from happening to begin with. How did they do it well? The governments of the UK Denmark and France paid companies to keep workers on payroll and then subsidized eighty to ninety percent of their salaries. Yeah that's what they did. Meanwhile America's like a lot of you assholes complaining about being broke but you still walking around with two kidneys. A nobody stopping you from senator does so with the unemployment system buckling and Corona virus causing almost twenty million people. To lose their jobs. Anyone could be forgiven for losing all hope but I will say this while America might not have the most efficient government one thing. This country has in. Droves is a willingness to help one another in a time of need. Some bar owners are going to extreme lengths to make sure their employees are getting paid right now. This bar in Georgia's has been stapling dollar bills to the walls for years and the bar's owner decided to take down each dollar bill one by one to pay her employees an act of kindness in a town in. Iowa raises spirits at a time. It is needed. Most the anonymous person gave every household in that town about one hundred fifty dollars worth of gift cards. Mario Salerno owns roughly eighty apartments in his hometown of Williamsburg so he decided this month to waive rent for every two hundred tenants and he is not.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Up okay people. I'm officially a fan of the Quarantine Olympics. And if you ask me. These sports are just as legitimate as the real Olympic sports. Because if we're honest all sports were made because people were just bored and looking for stuff to do what is basketball basketball was just throwing a circle into a bucket. Yes Lebron James. What are you GONNA do? Come find me. You can't leave your house. Please don't leave your house. Laburnum joking so I mean if you think about it drinking water out of a stroke quickly while another thing is pouring the water that'll probably be. It's only league in fifty years right on. Becky's kids are GonNA pretend that they were stars on the High School Toilet Paper dodgeball team. It's going to be a thing. Oh and say what you want about white parents but you can't deny that they know how to be fun. You see them living room just throwing things with their kids because let me tell you something. There are no African families who are throwing toilet paper around the living room right now. Yeah even if African parents do allow Quarantine Olympics. All the events will just end up being chores. Okay everybody was great yet. Now let's see who's the best at cleaning the kitchen but did we want to throw toilet paper like it's tick Tock Olympics. When you buy the toilet paper you can fill the toilet paper until that time. Lets you the cleaning the kitchen? Okay and finally. My favorite story comes out of Pennsylvania. Where in one thousand three year old woman stuck in her house held a sign out of her window. Saying I need more beer. And then after picture went viral Koumas Sprang into action and delivered her ten cases of beer. And I'm really excited. This worked for her. Because I've tried the same thing. Yeah I've had a sign outside my window for weeks and I've got nothing and this just shows that you can't judge a book by its cover because we always think that old people are just sitting around doing boring things like missing. Doku or reminiscing about having sex on the titanic but this story changes everything we think of people differently. They'll living life in fact. I think they need to add a different settings those lifelong necklaces. Mrs Fletcher. Are you okay? Did you fall now? I'm out of booze and I can't get CRONK. Hsien some immediately. I'm trying to turn up all right. That's your ray of sunshine. Let's catch up on today's headlines. In the wake of the United States experiencing its worst one day corona virus death toll president trump has been scrambling to find somebody to blame for why his administration took so long to act? He's blamed China Obama. Carol Baskin Hillary's emails. For some reason and yesterday trump turned his sights on the World Health Organization. Yeah trump announced that he would be withholding funding from the. Who because he says they were too slow to acknowledge human to human transmission of the Krona virus? He says they also taking too long to the clan international public health emergency and he criticized them for praising. China's transparency now look those may be valid criticisms but they still don't explain why trump ignored his own advisers who telling him to prepare for a major outbreak they also gonNA explain why trump also praised China for their transparency. And even if you don't think the WHO is perfect. The middle of a pandemic the middle of a pandemic is not a good time to cut funding from a group that is an integral part of fighting corona virus. Yes the organization is not perfect but this is not the time to cut them off. It's the same reason you don't give Uber driver. One Star during the ride. You do that shit after you safe at home while you're doing ninety on the freeway.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Take back a little bit here. You have such a a distinct route to getting Including not being born in Chicago. You wouldn't wouldn't have run if you haven't thought that you had experienced through the job but I wonder now that you've been doing it for these eight months whether you have been surprised by the way that some of your previous experiences have applied to what you've been doing. I I think everything that I've done in my life to this point is help. Prepare me for the moment you know. I'm a lawyer by training Spent a lot of time working on very complicated and Matters that take a while to fix and so being able to screen out the noise. BEF- really laser focused on getting towards a particular end. I think that experiences Sergei well but I also think that my experience experience of course in being a former law enforcement official serves me well every single day because I have a very keen sense some of the strengths of our police department but also recognizing that solving public safety requires a different set of tools beyond unjust law enforcement itself. It requires Really getting all city actors engaged in understanding that that everyone has a role all to play in bringing peace and safety to our neighborhoods. And I've used that. I convened early on in my administration of Public Safety Cabinet. We're having our I meeting of the year here soon. But the all hands on deck approach and really looking at the root causes the violence and not. Just the daily manifestations. The station of it is something that I just the police reports and and not just not just the shootings in in in the resulting effect. I mean don't get me wrong. We are our focus like a laser beam on NAT. But why is it that young men are picking up a gun and shooting indiscriminately into for example. Barbershop has happened recently. Why our young people are robbing folks at gun? Point and not having any compunction about shooting somebody who doesn't want to give up their iphone phone for example. Those are things that are happening unfortunately very frequently in my city and what I know is you know for my University of Chicago. Training people are rational economic actors. And if they don't have another means to get an income to provide for themselves in their family they're going to choose the opportunities opportunities and in front of them and until we dislodge the illegal drug trade and guns from being part of the Calculus and replacing them with more legitimate intimate forms of employment but also built investing in human capital so that our young people have hope and think of themselves as having a life beyond whatever their current circumstances are. We have to do all of those things simultaneously to really get ahead of Public Safety and get a embroidering. The levels down so that we become the safest big city in the country. Do you you came in a Eh not having served in government as an elected official before Having had a variety of roles but but sort of as an outsider. Now now you've been in there. We are living through a moment where people are reconsidering. What government does what it should do whether they can trust the government mint? Should there be distrust of the government based on what you've seen the government was doing. I certainly understand why people feel that. Way In the cross currents have been blowing for some time that I think are very much responsible for the election of Donald Trump. I get it. I get. Why people have lost confidence not only just government but the government is the people? The governor's leaders. It's an important for us to understand That loss of have confidence in in public servants and public service. But all the more urgent for us to regain that trust our democracy depends upon upon participation and as more and more people opt out and feel like governors relevant to their lives that makes the challenges that we have to face and the problems that we have have to solve they don't they're not diminished by that they're in if anything they're exacerbated by so the challenge is how do you operate in this kind of climate Emmett in a way that regains people's trust because we can't take on and solve the challenges of day may many of them for me public safety the education housing affordability climate change environmental injustice. None of those things can we can move forward on his government if we don't have the trust and confidence of the people and regaining our legitimacy in their eyes when mission critical regaining. I mean you you feel like people should have lost trust. It seems like there was a there. Were things that were going wrong and that it was time for government to change there. So there's no question about that. I'll take my city as an example sample. We have way too many people in public life who feel like they won the lottery and that their primary mission is to make sure that they they they have a lot of pecuniary gain at the public's expense I see it everywhere. Meaning they they. They have the right to line their pockets taxpayer dollars. And that's not right But that's the way that it's it's gone in worse is there's an expectation on the part of many people in the public. Who thinks yeah? That's how government works. That's why I don't want no part of it. That's wrong fundamentally and we take on we gotta take on now. They're not miss their truce. But we've got to take them on and show that we actually can serve the. The people put people first with outlining our own pockets. And that's I think winning that trust by showing example after example of how we're going to do that and do it in a different way is critically important and you know I'm not naive. I'm sitting in the Mayor of Chicago because of people getting fat fat up with a level of corruption. The kind of erupted with I'm the downfall of Edberg one of those powerful politicians and not only in the history Mr City in the history of our state people were fed up in his the FBI Going in and executing search warrants on City Hall Offices Ward Office subsequently the US Attorney's office charging him with a far reaching conspiracy. That really boils down to. I have power and I'm going to use it to personally benefit myself and my family financially. That's fundamentally with those charges. Boil down to and people seeing I think me as somebody WHO's Saying no I was going to use another term but oh I'll clean it up Mike I can go for calling bullshit on that as an acceptable -ceptable form of doing go doing business in our city and it manifests itself from Watson. Different Ways but fundamentally I'm not in this to you've myself with the clouded view. I'm not in this to be an office. In perpetuate my power forever. I'm in it to do the right thing. And those people that I saw along the way my people that went to church with our family the people in my town and they exist in huge numbers in my city. I want to be an advocate for them. To ask I had this conversation with Rahm Emanuel your predecessor predecessor at one point in two thousand seventeen and asked him if president trump came to Chicago. And you were to bring him around. Where would you bring him? President trump has been to Chicago recently. was there at the end of October over he stopped at a police convention and then for lunch building. That's downtown. I assume that those would not be on your itinerary is the Preferred stops where would did you take him in Chicago. We'll look the thing I wanNA do. And I've said about President. Trump is the facts matter and we are complicated city where fascinating city ready. There's a lot of great things are happening. If you really want to know who we are as Chicagoans then let me take you to neighborhoods outside of the Glamour of downtown and show you how CHICAGOANS are living their lives every day. Talk to you about the challenges but also the triumph of our city. I I I don't think it really cares about the facts But he's got a very misguided notion of who we are and unfortunately he's got the world's biggest megaphone by which the spout out his views so if he were to come to our city and I don't think he will And and we certainly won't take me up on. Let me give you a guided tour about what we are I would take him to see The neighborhoods and people in those neighborhoods are working hard every day but who are struggling and who need a leader in the White House who truly early sees them but more to the point just doesn't see them has empathy and it's going to work hard every day to make sure that they have the opportunity to participate in American aircon trim that he has had throughout his life. Do you think the Democratic Party nationally is getting that conversation right. I don't I think there's is a lot more that we can do. And I've made no secret of the fact that I think that we miss a real opportunity as a party and challenging Our presidential candidates. It's time to think about who we are as a party. What our core values are and you know as a lifelong midwesterner is important to me that the candidates are really speaking the values of the people that made the Democratic Party? The Working Class People the folks and Organized Labor in the folks who are worried that their life and the life that their parents or their grandparents had is slowly slipping away from them and won't be there for their kids. We have to speak to those folks because those are the people that we need to show up in huge numbers in November to vote and if we lose them we have no shot at winning the White House but also we run. The risk of losing a lot of down ticket are racist as well Illinois politics last couple of years has been complicated complicated as always and you've had your role in it but in the State House you had in two thousand fourteen. A Republican businessman who was was elected spending a lot of his own money and one he was replaced by a Democrat who spent more of his own money. And one what do you think. Think that maybe tells us previews for what life could be like as we go into a year. Where one way or the other? We're going to have massive spending in this presidential presidential election and we have donald trump who maybe spending some more money but certainly running as a businessman. And you've got candidates like Mike Bloomberg at Thompson. Who are spending their money? Well there's what do we have to look forward to. There's a lot to that question right. It's it's one the influence the money politics which I think is huge problem and I'm a supporter of campaign finance reform. I don't think we will in the long term benefit if the only people who can afford to run at the national level a really at any level are folks who come with a lot of individual wealth wealth doesn't by leadership leadership experience great ideas and inability to navigate difficult policy and political terrain. So I don't WanNa see US exclude a whole category people simply because they can't go into their own pocket and run for office The other thing about that is the businessman model governance not business. There are things that we should do to run government much more efficiently and we're trying very hard to make that happen in Chicago. But it's not a bottom line balance-sheet proposition. It's much more complicated than that. Because every single day particularly the local level. We're talking about. How can we move the needle title to affect the trajectory of people's lives? And you can't just measure that and dollars and cents and you know it's no secret I think God bless Bruce Rauner but our state is better off with him in retirement and something else so these are complicated concepts but again fundamentally. It's not the wealth that I think is the thing that we should focus on. Its who's the person what's her ideas. What's a track record of being able to make a difference in people's lives? Do they understand people who don't come from that kind of massive wealth. What have they done over? The course of their lives is to really invest themselves and learning about people who come from very different experiences. There's an what are their ideas about how we create a different kind of vision for families and communities who are struggling all right. Thanks for being here on radio. Anti pleasure That'll do it for this week of radio. Atlantic things to Kevin Having Townsend for producing.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Every time I went into a new jurisdiction by what it shows you what my takeaway away from that was You know no matter who I am as a black woman In this world they're going to be people who judge me more harshly and the rules are going to be less fair simply by virtue of my status and who I am you talk to your mother her every day. I do what I can't talk to my mother that much. What do you talk to her about it? And and and you're the mayor of a big city. Well you know my mother's ninety one and my father passed away ten years ago now and one of the commitments. That I made to him was he was dying was That I would take care of my mother and were there for children. But I'm the one who's close enough a close enough physically but also emotionally and I just check in with her to make sure she's okay and you know sometimes our long conversation sometimes brief conversations but I do try to talk to her every day and you know when I'm not physically weekly there and now it's harder to get get there. I WanNa make sure that She knows she can rely upon me. And if there's anything that she needs it I'm going to take care of. Do you think about what you would be saying to your father and your your so close with him to that all the time. I miss him every day. It's an amazing thing to the closeness that you had obviously the way that it drives you and And then he he saw your career take off but not you as mayor so my parents are very The rear inch interesting for a a number of reasons but both of them grew up in the segregated myself. My Dad and Arkansas on my mom and and Alabama but their outlooks on life radically different. My my father grew up very very poor His family were failed sharecroppers and part of the reason they left Arkansas's because they just weren't making it I I mean literally weren't making it and my mother grew up in a big strong family multiple generations but you know Come in there and her family Pretty horrific racial violence that prompted the family to leave Alabama and ironically settle in this same general areas areas. My father's family in Ohio. My mother is kind of person who feels like she has a right to sit at any table period period whereas my father I think growing up in segregation and growing up in such poverty it really affected his worldview and and he was not a person who believed that the world was fair He saw the world world. Has You know glass. Half empty and that profoundly profoundly affected his worldview You know I think in part because he was working two or three jobs. Most of my childhood I spent most of my time with with my mother. Mother and her influence was probably more dominant In my shaping my own sense of myself and my father's but it feels like you get your sense of confidence from your mother and your sense of injustice from your father. That's probably right probably right. Yeah my mother is one of the most confident people I've ever met my life rightly or.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
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"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"Let's get didn't units big big dispute right now. The teacher's union have they panned strike for like every year here for the past ten years or what. It feels like it doesn't it. It's not a knock. That's general observations were they. The last time they went straight into gazan twelve when rahm emanuel was mayor and it was a fucking disaster aster it was just an absolute disaster. It feels like it's been more than that. Two thousand twelve was really the last time yeah the last time they went on a false strike like this yeah and it's i. I wanna be clear the disaster for everybody involved as a disaster for the teachers for elected officials. It's the janitors who work at the school. The parents have to deal with the kids at our home from school like it it really does. It really does affect everybody so let's just cleared for started on his patrick patrick. C._p._s. strike is fun disastrous. That's tough. I mean the kids got to be in school now. But why is it the teacher's union every time they go to the negotiating table. Just pull out the strike card. I don't know does it feel like that. You said it i mean it. Just doesn't feel like age is always there. The teachers feel like they're on strike a lot in especially the chicago teachers union. You got a tough yeah. I'm not i'm not saying. I don't know the term so i'm not saying like fight for whatever you believe whatever i it just seem like they're on strike. What questions do you have before we talk about that. They turned down. What was it like. It sounded like a lotta money all right so the players in the game are the chicago public schools which is like an organization nation i would i would say it's probably an as an agency of the city government that lori lightfoot probably has like executive oversight over. I have no no fucking clue but they'll have to see all the stuff all right and that's well-funded c._p._i. Somalis at the top and the people would say it isn't belykh. There's so much is for as far as like a large urge education system c._p._i. Be one of the biggest in the country by far arc so that's the one player on the other hand chicago teacher's union. That's the other player and they represent the the fucking teachers. That's the body that represents all the teachers within the c._p._s. So in two thousand twelve they renew the contract is like literally no different than signing a free assign like re-signing harvey buys or something where you're renewing the contract. The contract was for five years and so like they went on strike. There's just a bunch of shit huge issue with healthcare to chicago city <unk> trying to take like retirees off the healthcare plan and it just it's a fucking nightmare. It's extremely expensive. In the big issue chicago has is they've made eight all these promises historically that are like in contracts about pensions and healthcare obligations and stuff that at the time was fine and dandy worked great but in now in modern times and stuff is just simply in fucking possible to maintain it. Just it's impossible to maintain so that's kind of like the big issue. You've got the teacher's union and you've got the chicago public schools in. They're trying to renew his contract so this is a big problem. I've read that it's not so much a money issue. It's more so they want more nurses or they won't call smaller class sizes. Have you heard that yes so they want obviously their salary increases on the table so c._p._s. came in. They said listen what will offer you guys or the teachers. Ask for like geico fifteen percent or something asked for fifteen percent over three years c._p._i. Came back we'll do we'll do fourteen percent over five years or something and they're going back and forth on all the salary negotiations but like really the big issue with the teachers like you're right so they want a library at every institution. They wanna librarian. They want a mental health health counselor for every two hundred and fifty students enrolled in a school and then they wanna nurse onsite everywhere they got a bunch of other stuff in there about healthcare contributions remaining the same mm-hmm and stuff but like as far as progressive resources this is and this is where the unions. I kind of like dude. You guys went on strike five years ago now. You're gonna show up to the table. This time. You're going to be like we want got more resources so it's more than just a salary your point yeah okay so does this. Is this going to result soon as there is public backlash. I don't think everybody's got a lot of problems going on so like if we if everybody is making a lot of money and everybody's fucking napping so it's like two thousand one and shit you know like like before markets exploded and stuff like now in the teachers were in the media and they are like we fucking demand more this way zero but like right. I don't know it just. It seems like the city has any money right like everybody's kind of taking on it known in chicago's really thriving. I shouldn't say that doesn't is it. Just seemed like okay. Taxes are up. Everything is kind of up and <hes> every time you hear something about unions money. It's always about the pension is who knows i don't i don't know i don't know if you could describe it as like a negative blanket israel's like it people are moving out at the fastest rate ever how how many people are striking that means people aren't happy correct so people are unhappy. That doesn't sound good correct enlisted. The teachers are important. You know one hundred percent. Let's let's make the teachers plus make something that makes i dunno so laurie life was like listen. Here's what we can do. We'll give you sixteen percent. We'll give it to you over five years so she brought in like a third party. Independent personal take a look at things they met with people over the summer. Did interviews for mons looked at the data and we're like okay. Here's your hard fast. Recommendations would have completely even contract would be based on what the city chicago wants and what the teachers do so the teacher's union wants is all these resources and the pay. C._p._s. came back and they were like listen. We can't commit all those resources. We can give you a little bit more on the pay side but just the ambiguity behind sure yeah. Everybody gets librarian well. How much is that fucking cost. Probably a hundred grand you take into consideration cost for putting library together having a salary benefits all at stuff like just the <unk> per librarian and then you do that for every the council you just go down the list. It's like who the fuck is paid for this ad so they're like you know. We'll give you a little bit more money. It's not gonna look for laurie. Life would either now is ashi just got back from vacation in thirst and they're going to strike and she's she thinks that like logic and reason wins and it doesn't like she thought she could tell this ep unlike won't here's here's my mayoral directive. I don't want you taking vacation. See people like okay. You got lower your the mayor. You think that's how chicago works nope right and so then come back to the teachers features thing. We're going to bring in an independent party. Oh actually they're gonna. They're gonna give you a little bit more on the salary side but we gotta be silent on. All the resources of the teachers unions like we're the fucking and teachers union. You think we're going to go away for a little bit more money. No we want everything that we're asking for teachers all fucking bendon negotiations whether on strike every fucking time this comes up right all right. I mean listen. I would love to bring someone in here. Who could tell us even more. You know if anyone's listening so we'll reach out to anybody i apologize but it's just it's not the we would but this is just how we see it. This is from outside chicago. It's point of view so that's really what it was like. I said if you wanna come here. Maybe educate us a little better. We are all open when we're ears for it so carl. Thanks for joining us today. That is it for today. Everybody will cut you tomorrow..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling longtime alderman, Ed Burke to resign after federal indictment accused him of racketeering, bribery, and attempted extortion, Burke, a fifty year veteran of the city council making him. One of the most powerful in the history of the city council. The mayor says the indictment shows Burke, used his position in government to enrich himself. Superseding indictment alleged alderman for use his power and influence to compel city employees, and others to bend to his will all in the service, not all the people, but of his corrupt pecuniary interest long, the charges in Thursday's indictment is trying to shake down the developer of the long-vacant, Chicago post office charges. I announce January accused Burke of trying to shake down a fast food business seeking city remodeling permits. Meanwhile, downstate Illinois legislature has has one day to churn out a state budget today is the last scheduled day of the general assembly spring session paperwork has moved in. Anticipation of adopting spending plan of about thirty nine billion dollars. But details have emerged at promises to be a long day at the capitol on resolves substantive measures are joining the budget, and the president of Mexico calling on President Trump to reconsider his tariff threat Andre Manuel. Lopez Oberdorf says his foreign relations secretary will lead a delegation to seek a negotiated solution to Trump's threat to impose new tariffs. I'm Mexican goods. The country doesn't do more to slow immigration slow migration? That is in a letter to Trump, president of Mexico said that social problems are not south with duties or coercive measures. WLS news. Time is ten thirty two. What did the roads, outbound.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Thanks again to Lori Lightfoot. And maybe that's the question enforce e-. Steve I don't want to be like a dummy here. But doing do we address her as mayor elect Lightfoot or do we address her as mayor Lightfoot what's proper elect mayor elect elect now? But after may twentieth, isn't there is it Madame mayor? I think it would be Madame mayor mayor unless she expresses a desire to not be called that or something different. But you know, Mr Mayor Madame chair, so right now, it'd be Madame mayor elect Lightfoot of being mayor elect Lightfoot would be plenty. Yeah. It was weird. I'm like, I can't be calling her Lori. And all of a sudden, I am because she was just a regular person. Now. She's the mayor elect, and then I k- lore would be an appointment. Hey, laura. What's up? And I I I'm not kidding. I've run into or three or four times in the last month. And I begged her to come on the radio, and I ask her every time for her cell phone in Jane knows once they get a personal cell phone. Are you didn't ask you if you can call her Lori? Did you you might have. I know friends of hers rang, we have mutual friends friends start calling her mayor elect Lightfoot. I don't know. I less them. That's a great question. Mike, your friend Mary at a mayor. The Seattle is now. If you got elected mayor mayor, Jane. Yes, you I would call you Jane. No, you wouldn't I would make you coffee mayor Steve wants to get through the news. So we can eat French fries things to teach children how they're reading o'clock news is powered by Gilkey window company. Here's Steve hundreds of students walked out of home would floss more high school today. They're angry over social media posts of students wearing black face and making derogatory remarks about African American girls. Gunshots echoing across Caracas clashes between forces loyal, the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and supporters of opposition leader, one Guido, the US government officials have been watching it. Also, speaking in support of the opposition and congressional leaders met with the president today to talk infrastructure afterward. Democrats say they agreed on a two trillion dollar spending.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Elect Lori Lightfoot says on day one of her new administration. She will move to end the power of aldermen to veto projects in their wards w BBN political editor Craig Delamore is at city hall. Lori Lightfoot says he expects to sign an executive order ending automatic privilege when developers and even people doing work on their homes must win approval from the local aldermen to proceed you shouldn't have to go and kiss the ring to get access to basic city services when you're a resident and a taxpayer and yet we have this thing called automatic prerogative. That is a gatekeeper for. Whether or not you get quality access to public service or get it at all. And that's just wrong, and we've got to change that white foretell WBZ she intends to push hard for change government, transparency and other good government proposals. Even as she confronts what she says is the number one priority violent crime at city hall, Craig Delamore, NewsRadio one one zero five point nine FM lawyers for Jesse smell add have responded to Chicago's declaration that it is drafting a lawsuit against the actor the letter from the LA law firm Geragos garra goes demands that the city of Chicago promptly produced for deposition mayor Rahm Emanuel and police your printed at Johnson Justice, Malek's lawyer say in light of their apparent vested interest in this matter that they are confident the mayor and the superintendent will not object. The matter, of course, is Chicago's intention to file suit against Millette. Now, that's Malek's missed. The city's deadline to reimburse Chicago for one hundred thirty thousand dollars in police over. Overtime. So will the mayor be available? WBZ 'em has asked the law department. No answer. And a spokesman for the police, you're Prenton. It says we will be guided by the city law department, Steve Miller, News Radio on one oh, five point nine FM and Illinois state trooper killed by a wrong way driver is being remembered as a man who loves his family and his job Gerald lss wife to children, hundreds of fellow law enforcement officers some from across the country and governor Pritzker have taken part in what they call a celebration of life at the college of Lake County trooper Ellis was driving home from work on I ninety four last Saturday morning when thority say Dan Davies of Kelly Mets city who had alcohol in his system struck the troopers SUV head on Davies also died Sergio Coney hotel CVS to trooper ls would often stop by his shop for a Cup of coffee. He calls elyssa role model. He also.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"So Susanna Mendoza is now supporting Lori Lightfoot chance the rapper is rallying for preckwinkle. And harsh words from congressman Bobby rush, while the latest polls are showing that Lightfoot is way ahead. So let's bring in the Tribune city hall reporter, Greg Pratt. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. What do you make of this new poll out today? That's a big lead for Lori Lightfoot. I think that fits in with what the general conception is how the race stands by a lot of people who are political insiders who are involved with both campaigns. I think it's astonishing to think about the idea that Toni preckwinkle could be so far under law there. But that's that's the perception that people have is that she is behind and she's significantly behind. What would be the reason for that, Greg? And I just want to bring it up. I mean, obviously, you can associate, you know, some people call her Tony tax winkle, Lori Lightfoot on Sunday floated the idea of taxing large lawn accounting firms, you know, to help shore up our finances and and make up for our deficit. So what is the reason behind this? I think the problem for pre clincal is the same problem to Bill Daley and Susanna Mendoza got into. And that's that it was going to be to some extent a change election with manual just bowing out. But when you have the feds come in and start during around extortion charges against that Burke and up ending the whole city council. It created a moment that Lori Lightfoot fits very neatly into and Toni preckwinkle does not. And do you think this new endorsement from Susanna Mendoza will help with Hispanic voters more life, but just launch a Spanish language TV ad with tweet Garcia and she also accepted choose endorsement over the weekend. She had a rally with Mendoza and city council Tino caucus chair Gilbert Yego over the weekend. Of course, that's going to help. And one of the things that both candidates have is that they don't have a natural constituency with Latinos, they're not necessarily wipe. It doesn't have much of a natural constituency with most groups because she's not a politician. But neither one of them really has a clear opening with Latinos. And so I think that the more big name endorsements and people going out and working for them that they can get is good for them. And especially the idea that that life would is advertising with Garcia spending ninety thousand dollars to be on. And. Mundo is a big deal. So where are we talk about the play how much endorsement matter and Laurie life with gotten a significant number of endorsements a lot from the candidates who didn't make it through the first round and newspaper endorsements but over the weekend Chansa rapper a held a rally for preckwinkle. And there was some pretty harsh words from congressman Bobby rush. And I believe the preclinical came out and said, you know, those are his comments today. How much does that matter? I think endorsements generally say more about the state of the race where when you get people coming out and endorsing, you know, part of it is that a lot of these people aren't scared of Toni preckwinkle right now. And so you've seen a lot of endorsements including from some west side and south side all demand about a week or week and a half ago. So I don't think they matter so much as in these people are endorsing and so everybody who loves them is it's going to automatically transfer. But I do think it speaks to the state of the race. And as to Bobby Russia's comments. You know, it's interesting. We have two black women running against each other. And they're both progressives. They're both running as progressives with legitimate criminal Justice reform bonafides and yet. It's become a really ugly racial fight over the weekend. Where essentially the candidates we're essentially the people backing preckwinkle caller saying she's not one of us. And they're saying she's from the north side. And we're from the south side of the west side and worry was saying, it's thinly veiled, you know. But those are dog whistles, and it's really kind of astonishing to see that it's become a Rachel fight considering the makeup of the two candidates. And they've also brought in you know, the issue of gay flyers that were put out and so it's really gotten. It's sunk to a very low level. And I don't know that that everybody out there knows the history of Lori Lightfoot how far she's come from being a kid and the way she was raised in. It's not like she's had anything handed tour. This is a woman who's worked very hard to get to where she is today. It's unfortunate that the city of Chicago having such issues with its candidates where they're not talking about the issue so much and life. For turning around and saying, we're gonna talk about change. We're gonna talk about hope and prevalent goes gonna talk about. Destroy me. And tearing me down. But I don't think anybody on either camp wants to would've imagined a few weeks ago that this was the fight that we're going to be having his that is, you know, these flyers are going to be out smearing Laurie life owed, and you're going to have these incendiary comments. I mean, it's sort of unthinkable. We're speaking with the Chicago Tribune's reporter, Greg proud about the mayoral race comes down to April second. What do you make of the fact that life foot, you know, in talking to the cranes today was even talking about who she might hire? You gotta be careful not to get too complacent, especially when it comes to Chicago politics. You know, twenty to think about 'cause I've seen her, you know, I felt like what around specifically on the trail, whereas colleague Johnny Perez follows twenty preckwinkle, and I always see her telling people don't measure, the drapes. You gotta go out and fight. You gotta go out and campaign. We this is not one and people keep coming up to our people, including good faith reporters keep coming up and trying to bait or to save the races over and she refuses to say that. And by the way, the race is not over. But so when she starts to talk about appointment, I didn't hear the specific comment. But I'm I'm a little surprised based off of how unwilling she's been to go there on the campaign trail reporter, Greg Pratt from the Chicago Tribune, thanks so much for joining us. We really appreciate it. Thank you. And just a correction from me what I meant to say was the anti-gay flyers. So I apologize to listeners. For that. Meantime, chance the rapper over the weekend held a rally for Toni preckwinkle and said this the resounding voice has.