Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office is hiring a politically-connected security firm to provide unarmed guards at locations in the city this weekend. But some aldermen said they’re concerned about the plan to deploy guards from Monterrey Security.
Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st Ward) said there will be no way to ensure accountability for the 500 private guards. Monterrey works at Soldier Field and has frequently faced criticism in the past.
The company’s City Hall lobbyist is the husband of City Clerk Anna Valencia. The mayor’s office did not immediately comment on the deal with Monterrey.