Mayor Lightfoot Presides Over Her First City Council Meeting

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Claudia Morell / WBEZ
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Claudia Morell / WBEZ

Mayor Lightfoot Presides Over Her First City Council Meeting

A little more than a week into her tenure, Mayor Lori Lightfoot presided over her first City Council meeting yesterday, where she faced much less opposition from aldermen than some had anticipated. 

She also took a no-nonsense approach to dealing with the body’s longest-serving lawmaker: 14th ward Alderman Ed Burke. 

Morning Shift discusses what happened during Wednesday's very consequential City Council meeting.

GUESTS: Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times city hall reporter

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Lightfoot Bests Burke In Early City Council Skirmish (Chicago Sun-Times 5/29/19)