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Chicago's Lightfoot Asks Biden for Help Amid Crime Wave After Dismissing Trump's Offer
"The image of lori lightfoot asking joe biden for federal help because of the surging explosion of crime in chicago. I remember a president who offered chicago help. I'm let's see who would that be jesse yet. Blond hair believe very tight. Red red tie walk with a swagger so he would send in task forces. You offer the national guard ivy. He pretty much bag them to say yes but he was racist according to them and they didn't want to raise his help them and now all of the black people in the south side are living in fear because of stray bullets. Is that what you want. America it's crazy.
Fatal Shooting of Chicago Officer Widens Breach Between Mayor Lightfoot and Police
"Take some calls on this subject of mayor lori lightfoot and crime in chicago in the wake of devastating police shooting this past weekend. Let's go to line three mike who's in chicago illinois. Hello mike hi. Thanks for taking my talk call. You're doing a great job. Say i'm not surprised at the mayor because she's been showing her true colors for years. She's always hated police. She hates christians west year. She sent the police. It's traffic aides to write tickets around churches that remained open and refused to close down private independent churches. She wouldn't let anyone go to comiskey park wingfield baseball games but she was in the paper sky box with her family. She could do things no one else can do. And they're the same. And i don't know if you know this but a week before. This police officer was tragically killed. It was on the internet but the local news for refuse to pick up. The police officers were attacked and beaten and they are afraid to pull their weapons out absolutely. I'm glad that you brought up that example mike because there was a similar incident just a few days ago in boston in front of the boston public library where police three police officers were brutally beaten by someone who they were wanting to arrest in who is of course resisting arrest. You are right. Mayor lightfoot does not care about police. Where is her outrage about this again. Just last thing that i played a video of her responding and she was just saying. Oh it's a very emotional time. Where is her outraged. She doesn't sound devastated or angry. Because she doesn't care
Police Rightfully Give Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot the Cold Shoulder
"Lori Lightfoot was given the cold shoulder. Chicago police officer L. A French, as you know, was killed. Just moments before about 30 officers turned their backs on the mayor Lightfoot tried to talk to the mayor, Officers, father The male officers file and none of the one the one in severe critical condition. Who himself is a retired Chicago police officer. He clearly wanted nothing to do with life foot, according to two sources who were there. The father excoriated the mayor and blamed her for what had happened. One source said Lightfoot handled herself well. Obviously one of the PR flacks for her. As the father yell at her, she listened and treated him with respect. Then it was suggested Lightfoot's a few words to nearby grieving officers. But as she approached, they all walked away from her to the other side of the Bank of chairs turn their backs. On her. Sources said. Um And even her statement was so bizarre.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Sway
"I'm sure and you're listening to sway. My guest today is chicago. Mayor lori lightfoot in two thousand nineteen she became the first black woman and first openly gay person to hold that position winning seventy four percent of the vote and sweeping all fifty awards for. I run for elected office and she used that to her advantage. Campaigning is reformer who had challenged the power of the chicago political machine since her win lightfoot has emerged as a lightning rod. She's dealt with criticism from the establishment and from the press as she leads chicago. In addressing many of the issues the whole country it's grappling with from inequality and economic recovery to crime and police reform. So i wanted to talk to her about how she thinks about her priorities. And about her critics mayor lightfoot. Welcome thanks for being here. It's my pleasure. So you came to office as i said in may of two thousand nineteen now two years in just halfway through your first term. Tell me what you think your biggest win. And your biggest. I guess loss has been well. I think that we have already taken some pretty important steps to break up a status quo. That was really holding people back. Unfortunately we are a very segregated city. The north side is overwhelmingly white west and south sides lack brown so we committed seven hundred fifty million dollars towards investing in black and brown neighborhoods with the idea that we raise well over a billion dollars economic investment and even through the pandemic year we push seventy million dollars out into ten communities. Twelve different commercial corridors and we attracted three hundred million.
Chauvin Sentenced to More Than 22 Years for Floyd Murder
"A half years behind bars after being sentenced today for the murder of George Floyd, WGN political analyst Paul isn't it? The bottom line is he made just to 15 years for good time and all of that? That would be true for anybody but The sentence is 22 a half years you can call that light or not. But that should be the number of people focus on Liz Nick, adding, however, that this is just the beginning for show of in in terms of prison time, he is still in the middle of a federal civil rights case that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, reacting to that sentencing today, she
Chicago Bears Submit Bid to Buy Arlington International Racecourse Property
"Of a possible bears move from soldier field to the suburbs of Chicago was confirmed yesterday when the team are now to Dave submitted a bid to purchase the Arlington International Racecourse property in Arlington Heights. In a statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took a shot at the team, calling it a negotiating tactic tactic noise while adding quote. Like most Bears fans, We want the organization to focus on putting a winning team on the field. Eating the Packers finally and being relevant past October and quote
Police: 4 Dead, 4 Hurt in Shooting on Chicago's South Side
"U. S. mayors asked president Joe Biden for help to curb growing gun violence in their cities it is getting worse Dayton Ohio mayor nan Whaley the new president of the U. S. conference of mayors twenty seven mayors have signed a letter to president Biden calling for federal help as mass killings another gun violence continue to climb Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot every day in America needlessly yes we do need Washington to wake up to this reality Tuesday's online conference came hours after four people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a home in Chicago several mass shootings over the weekend in several cities still concerns about a spike in gun violence heading into the summer I'm Tim McGuire
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Chicago Tonight
"Hundred thousand people over four days. Each in grand works is bending over backwards to please stay businesses out. Loser can't troll of fence jumpers. We're supposed to believe there check for vaccines. Also they said doctor. Dr are what he was on this show saying they will not check for vaccines at the gate. They're gonna come up with some electric way to go about doing that. How do you think that's going to go. You know the scientist pack. That sturgis lower cycle. Rally at either of the first wave. I love lucy and they to be responsible for dirty ways. Suri not even seen ferrets. This comes against the background of the fact that the club's literally light jazz and rock for three hundred sixty five days a year. I've been shut for fourteen bucks and the eight million dollar bailout by the federal government came months ago but day word of over two billion your specifically for small babies too. The auto crash wants to get it up against all the many lives where up one day and had nothing to lose and did a bill to the. There's no other and you've you've recorded this year's jim i mean those lollapalooza contracts mean those bands cannot play these other venues for a certain period of time. Dana kozlov would you. What is the mayor explanation for allowing this to go on. And riot fest and pitchfork and are you going to be out at any of those events well first of.
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on Chicago Tonight
"Ones to journalists of color and the world loses its mind. It's way pastime for the city hall press corps and the people that do the hiring and make the decisions to get the memo to bradley. The reactions are all over the place on this Some folks saying it's fair to question the diversity representation of media but also questioning whether mayor lightfoot is the right messenger or the timing here whether this is a diversionary tactic. What do you see. So there's a great tradition in this country of protests by african americans making a lot of noise and shining a spotlight on issues that need to be talked about any. Bj routinely publishes statistics showing the lack of diversity in newsrooms across the country. People barely pay attention on wednesday. People were talking about the lack of diversity at city hall among the press corps an newsrooms in the city of chicago so Important topic to discuss. But there's no question that has. The mayor was marking two years. In office this changed the subject and it was a different headline rather than what would have been a lot of negative headlines. We just discussed to to mark the occasion. Also keep in mind paris that this mayor who is thinking about running for reelection and it is a way to connect with black and brown residents in the city of chicago. Certainly the chattering class is very upset. You know city hall folks are offended by this but the reality is i think there are a lot of black and brown people who saw what she did and said all right on. Yeah that is a problem. I can tell you just from listening to a black radio station thursday morning. They were talking about what happened explaining what happened. And then there was a pivot chicago segregated city. And they were all riled up. And so i don't think we should miss the fact that it was a substantive conversation to have. There's no questions. She was trying to change the subject and they also think as you know para. She's been feuding with some journalists in city hall is a way to sort of throw an elbow. And say yeah. I'm talking to you today and go ahead and be mad about it. Certainly a and you know we took exception as we have with previous mayors when they when they want to choose who gets to interview them or which outlets get to interview them. We've had disagreements with other mayors. We had a disagreement with this mayor. And we kind of move on Dana kozlov sometimes aditorial noted that head she just given the interviews to some of these reporters As opposed to sort of make it very public What she was doing it. It might have been better. You need it. Had she just offered these interviews to people of color and just gone ahead with it without making statement about why well without making statement about why or or kind of telegraphing to everybody else Exactly why they were doing us. You know actually. I think that she needed to say something personally on wednesday so i you know somebody who from gentle to commonly covers city hall in has for quite some time and On wednesday when. I got caught wind of these one on ones being offered. And it's just say you know the mayor can offer one. Wants to whom she wants to start letting everywhere mayors have done. This said right the beginning of chicago but it is customary on occasion like a two year anniversary for the mayor. Or let's say the of schools or whatever to say. I'm offering these one on once to somebody from every television station or somebody from every haber etcetera so when i win that one on ones on wednesday were being offered to only journalists of color and nobody at my station headed contacted. I thought is this assassinate. It doesn't have to be me. And so i reached out to her staff in was Sort of put on hold until the next morning. I guess that would have been wednesday morning. And then that was the the response i got was the letter in the when i said i'd also like to know why some of my of black and brown colleagues at cbs. To were not offered. Or they could have been offered these interviews. And i never heard back. And i feel slated because then you know either wore tell me. Hey i'm eddie channel to i wanna talk to you right now and i was gonna say and it was the same thing here. There was not an interview offered to chicago tonight at all to to any of my colleagues or myself But again it prompted a lot of discussions Maximum bins she. Also i mean her stafford said they also wanted to give hyper local outlets and opportunity Certainly certainly hyper local outlets need the access. Did your outlet block club. Did they get an interview. I'm actually not one hundred percent on that. I know that i personally did. Not nor did i reach out on the day off to to try and secure one. So i can't really speak to that. But to your point about the hyper local outlets this is really special. There are so many reporters of color. There are so many young reporters those who didn't study journalism and are making a path in the field. I think that there's an issue to be discussed here. There is an issue of diversity in media not a whole lot of people who look like me and my friends really in this in this field yet. I think that is an issue of access opposed to make up when you look at chicago. You've got block club. You've got the tribe. You've got all of these nonprofit outlets the reader so many great outlets that are doing good work that have diverse staffs and for for life to wrongly state for example. There's no women of color covering city hall to me that shows that she's not really paying attention to the true issue. Which is there are women of color covering city hall. There are people of color doing excellent work covering everything going on in the city as it relates to politics. It's just a matter of. They need year round. They need this more than one day. The need more than a special occasion and really need that sort of access all the time to properly report on this certainly a point that a lot of outlets were making. Jim got this probably predictable but the reaction especially at a certain cable channel was pretty over the top. I mean what do you make of How sort of folks around. The country took this and kind of fit into a particular narrative rate wing media. Just just a flu. You don has wants to win as well but go ahead keep lord. I'm gonna let you before. I put that trod interview was extraordinarily either. They did a suggested job. Great work So as as the you don't of three were worse recovers city over wbz. So i missed. That can it. Can i say paris and that tribe article was was fascinating. And i think the mayor was trying to connect with the left. But obviously those and i just want to just clear. the tribe is a hyper local outlet. online Go ahead touchdown and clearly an effort to reach young black and brown a and some difficult questions You know the mayor certainly came across as pro police and and someone who You know maybe isn't the strongest supporter of of criminal. Justice reform also Up defending qualified immunity. Which which may not help her Police officers are you're talking about great which protects a police officers acting on the job. But i just go back to the point that many people were made uncomfortable this week and sometimes to get change. People have to be made uncomfortable. There's a long history and tradition of that. This mayor chose to do that. Of course it was political. She's the mayor of the city of chicago. Everything she does is political. And you can of course questioned the timing. The timing is suspicious. But there's no question that we talked about newsroom diversity and we said we should note that that was a one day policy whether folks like it or don't like it and she did give a press conference yesterday where she called on reporters a of all backgrounds I wanna i wanna go to Another issue this week. Lollapalooza is returning to grant park with no capacity limits. Jim wise it's safe for lollapalooza but there other events across the state that don't feel it's quite safe yet is in state..
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Where they are. So Lori Lightfoot definitely doesn't want to be the mayor who let the Bears leave town. Bill Cameron 8 90 WS News. Some farmers are suing the federal government, alleging that they are ineligible for a covert 19 stimulus loan forgiveness program. Because they are white Arctic. Gale has details. A group of farmers hail from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. They filed the lawsuit in Milwaukee court today. They argue that the Biden administration stimulus plan Provides loan forgiveness to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to find his black American, Indian, Hispanic or Pacific Islander. The lawsuit alleges that violates white farmers constitutional rights. So far, there's been no response from the Department of Agriculture Above the suit. Nick Gale 8 90 WLS News, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, understands very well what might be in store for Rudy Giuliani, now that federal agents have raided his office and home. Removing what has been described as tons of stuff. Michael Cohen, the now disbarred lawyer and convicted felon still under house arrest, says he thinks Rudy is going to sing to investigators. There is no love lost between him and Donald Trump. Cohen says He'll start talking prior to Donald becoming president. Rudy didn't like Donald and Donald certainly didn't like Rudy. So do I think Rudy will give up Donald in a heartbeat? Absolutely. He certainly doesn't want to follow my path down into a 30. Six month sentence for something is innocuous as a hush money payments right to a porn star. Federal agents will continue their long running criminal investigation into Giuliani, who acted as an unregistered foreign agent with Ukraine during the Trump administration. Wlos news.
Latino Groups Want DOJ Probe of Chicago Police Shooting
"Lawyers and community leaders will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13 year old boy by a Chicago police officer. Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Pilsen lost center will call on Mer Lori Lightfoot to accelerate court supervised changes to policing in Chicago and food and foot pursuits by officers and to invest federal covert relief dollars to help young people in the neighborhood, or Adam to later lived and died.
7-Year-Old Fatally Shot in McDonald's Drive-Thru in Chicago
"In Chicago or father wounded attack yesterday, remains under investigation. Chicago police say seven year old jazz Lynne Adams was shot repeatedly and died at a nearby hospital. According to a worker at the restaurant to people in the drive through Lane got out of the car and began firing into a vehicle Jasmine and her father were in. Jonty Adams was shot in the upper body. Police say he's listed in serious condition. The shooter's air not in custody. A motive is not yet been determined. The Chicago Tribune reports the father may have been the target because of gang ties. Mere Lori Lightfoot called the child's killing unthinkable in a tweet gurnal. Scott Fox News. Another probe targeting New York governor Andrew Cuomo was
Bodycam Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy
"Video has been released of the shooting death by police of a 13 year old boy in Chicago and officer is heard yelling. Drop it at Adam Toledo before he was shot. A still frame taken from the jumping nighttime footage appears to show Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up or partially up. His family's attorney, Adina Weiss, Ortiz says it doesn't matter if the teenagers a choir boy or involved in untoward activity. The fact of the matter is that he was walking in the street, and he was shut shot unarmed before the video was released. Chicago Mere Lori Lightfoot choking up a times call for calm. We can't have that be. What are young people experience in our city? It will take all of us to turn this around. The mayor's in Chicago is traumatized by a long history of police, violence and misconduct. I'm Ed Donahue
Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of boy, 13
"Body camera video has been released of the shooting death by police of a thirteen year old boy in Chicago an officer is heard yelling drop it at Adam Toledo before he was shot this still frame taken from the jumping night time footage appears to show Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up or partially up his family's attorney do you know why sorties says it doesn't matter if the teenagers a choir boy or involved in on toward activity the fact of the matter is that he was walking in the street and he was shot shot an armed before the video was released Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot choking up at times call for calm we can't be what our young people experience in our city it will take all of us to turn this around the mayor says Chicago is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct I'm a Donahue
Bodycam Footage of Boy Being Shot Dead by Chicago Police
"Police review. Board has released body camera video of a police officers fatal shooting of a thirteen year old boy last month civilian office of police accountability and independent board that investigates police shootings releasing the footage of the march twenty ninth fatal shooting of adamant toledo following on the allowing the boy's family to view it earlier in the week shortly before its release mayor lori lightfoot called on the public to remain peaceful at times choking up lightfoot condemn the city's history of police violence and misconduct especially in black and brown communities lightfoot pointed a systemic failures we simply must fix
Officials release video from fatal police shooting of 13-year-old
"Video footage of a fatal pollution fatal police shooting of a 13 year old boy in Chicago is being released. The Marisa's The images are excruciating. Chicago's mayor would not confirm that 13 year old Adam to Leto had a gun when confronted by police in an alleyway March 29th. They were responding to a call of shots fired, but the Cook County attorney's office has said he did have a gun in his hand when he was shot. Mayor Lori Lightfoot got emotional during a press conference Thursday, saying her city Is awash in illegal guns and that they have failed Children like Adam. We've got to do things differently, she said. She's speaking with the Biden administration and wants new federal gun legislation. As Jessica
Chicago officials call for release of video showing fatal police shooting of 13-year-old
"Of a 13 year old shot and killed by Chicago. Police wants answers. Police say Adam Toledo was killed Monday in the Little Village neighborhood after what the department called an armed confrontation. Adina Weiss, Ortiz's attorney for the Toledo family, says they don't have all the information at this time. The mother wants to know the truth of all facts surrounding the death of her son, and we hope that this time that should be able to get it. This time. We understand that she'll have a meeting next week In reviewing the video, Police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are calling for release of the body cam video of the fatal shooting. Copa says it's researching all legal avenues. Agency policy is to release all video within 60 days.
Mayor Lightfoot Thanks City Workers as Chicago's Restaurant Week Kicks Off
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot could decide to keep city restrictions at current levels. Given its high population and separate Coben 19 vaccine program. The city is expected to shed light soon on its plan. Today, the mayor thanks city workers as she officially kicked up restaurant Week. Every city department that has Sacrifice. It has worked their tails off to make sure that we have a solid infrastructure for distributing vest room, speaking from the city's Central Command Center restaurant week runs through April, 4th. And for the first time it includes take out and delivery in addition to the usual indoor and outdoor dining reservations,
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Chicago’s COVID-19 Response And Vaccine Roll Out
"The mayor of chicago has to be prepared to deal with many serious issues at once but lori lightfoot could not have foreseen managing a global pandemic as part of the job when she first ran for mayor now one year since the first state shutdowns the city is gradually becoming vaccinated and a potential return to normal is within sight joining us now to talk about the city's covid nineteen response and what's to come is mayor lori lightfoot mayor lightfoot thank you for being with us. Let's start with the news of this week. You announce that residents in the one see category will be eligible for the vaccine starting march twenty nine so that includes folks in industries like it finance law media etc. Will the city have enough supply to meet that. Substantial demand in short order look also wanted to note that it also includes a lot of essential workers Particularly restaurant workers and other folks that have been on. The front lines are going to get their opportunity. Starting march twenty nine. The reality is we will open up and just as we did with one a and one. B people will sign up for appointments. And then it'll be a little bit of time between when sign up for and then you're actually able to get other vaccine but we've been getting encouraging news of from the federal government about an increase vaccine supply particularly into april and may so we feel very optimistic but as has been the case along people are going to have to be patient off. We were not going to have immediately all the vaccine to fit that increase volume in demand. But we will get there and now we've i think building infrastructure and it's been very well tested so i feel confident about our ability to meet growing me
3 Female Chicago Police Officers Lauded for Saving Off-Duty Officer's Life
"Officers are being praised. They were the first to arrive at the scene where an off duty officer was shot in the abdomen Monday afternoon on the south side of of the the city. city. Three Three female female cops cops Donald Donald the the victim victim into into a a car car and and then then rushed rushed him him to to the the University University of of Chicago Chicago Medical Medical Center Center Mayor Mayor Lori Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot. We We have have to give Incredible praise to the three female officers who responded immediately on the scene recognized the off duty officer is someone that one of the three had worked with and then? They're quick thinking brought him here into. I think one of the best trauma centers if not in a country, certainly in our areas. Police Superintendent David Brown says the 32 year old officer went through surgery and is in fair condition. Police say a 23 year
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Chicago’s 2021 summer activities
"Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she's feeling cautiously optimistic about summer activities, says the city's metrics continue to improve. I believe that the summer of 2021 is gonna look more like 2019 and less like 2020. But we've got still got to be driven by, unlike by what the science in the public health guidance tells us mayor stopped short of saying whether big events like taste of Chicago Lollapalooza Blues fest would be held or not.
Cubs, Sox to let some fans into stands as COVID numbers fall
"Lori Lightfoot says the city is moving closer to corona virus recovery on opening day the white Sox in the cubs can play with twenty percent of the seats filled that's about eight thousand fans each which includes Wrigley Field in Nelson Gonzalez is neighborhood or everybody's been super off you know being in and close in the house for months and months I know that you are ready to go out his wife Anna is a little concerned because everything is a little fast that we're going back to normal but it's also exciting and positive masks will be required at the parks cash will not be accepted food will be limited to individually packaged items I'm at Donahue
"lori lightfoot" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And relentlessly vilified our law enforcement heroes. Attorney General William Barr alongside the president says the program is already underway in Kansas City to assist local law enforcement. Next up. Albuquerque and Chicago will be added. And in Chicago, where 15 people were shot outside of funeral last night. Mayor Lori Lightfoot this news of the shooting at the funeral home and the three year old will be shocking under any circumstances. What makes this incident especially heinous is that the shooter took advantage of families and friends who are gathered to mourn the death of a young man who himself had lost his life. Just the week before. Another local law enforcement later has had enough and Arrundell County's police chief announcing his retirement amid calls to defund police chief Timothy Aalto. Mary spent 20 years in the department. Working his way up from patrolman chief. He made the announcement and a brief message to his officers, telling them to hold their heads high in what he calls a noble profession. Last month long time. Prince George's county police chief, thanks to win ski stepped down most school systems and Maryland have announced their plans for school this fall. But Governor Larry Hogan is set to weigh in next hour probably have some flexibility about what certain school systems do, but I want to get some kids back in the classroom, we could do it safely. That was Governor Hogan yesterday before the state's largest school system announced plans for virtual learning through January, joining several other counties with similar plans plans that have not been approved by the state. Vast our local school systems. Into also submit proposed plans. We're going to give them some flexibility, but the state's going to set some guidelines. Hogan will be joined by state Superintendent Karen Salmon to weigh in this afternoon. John Matthews on male and female dot com The Arlington County board today considering a measure to ban guns in county building, Phillip Van Cleve of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, tells males mornings on the mall. Once somebody gets past security gets into such a building, they own it. Nobody's gonna stop him. What Somebody with a gun shows up is better. You've got people already there that are arm that can stop these things. The General Assembly in Richmond granted local government's authority to an access restrictions following the Virginia Beach shootings. Checking your money at the close of the Dow is up 165. NASDAQ of 25 male.
"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 WJR 760
"It. Lori Lightfoot elected the next mayor of Chicago, she praised her opponent, Toni preckwinkle. Competitor's differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together. Now that it's over. I know we will work together for the city that we both love. She will be the first mayor in Chicago who identifies as a lesbian after two fatal crashes of the Boeing planes of federal agents served a grand jury subpoena seeking information as part of a sweeping criminal investigation into the Boeing jets safety certification or as drew Griffin reveals who the agents served that subpoena to man's name is Peter Lenny. I talked to him this afternoon. He's a bit shocked that he was subpoenaed for his particular records buddy says it just shows the scope of the investigation and just how far the federal government is looking for possible criminal involvement in this in these two crashes after a forty eight hour manhunt, the Los Angeles police arrested the suspect they say gunned down the rapper nipsy hustle in front of his Los Angeles clothing store. There are now thirty four confirmed measles cases around here. The state health. People are saying it's the highest number of measles cases in Michigan since the early nineties. The outbreak began in Oakland County with someone who had travelled around to Israel, and then New York possible exposure locations include orthodox Jewish institutions. They'll have a vaccine clinic going on today in oak park Norwood jewel, a former vice president has pleaded guilty to violating federal labor laws and accepting lavish favours from the former labor negotiator at Chrysler. This is the US attorney Matthew Schneider in general the investigation ongoing is ongoing. It will continue and it's going to continue.
"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.