The Political Drama Continues Into Lightfoot’s Second Council Meeting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after presiding over the Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after presiding over the Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after presiding over the Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after presiding over the Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

The Political Drama Continues Into Lightfoot’s Second Council Meeting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presided over her second City Council meeting on Tuesday. And once again, she came ready for battle.

During her very first City Council meeting last week, Lightfoot clashed with Ald. Ed Burke—the council’s longest-standing member—telling him, “Alderman, please. I will call you when I want to hear from you.”

This week, her opponent was a leader of the Fraternal Order of Police, with whom she faced off with during the council meeting’s public comment period.

And behind all the political drama, some legislating got done, too.

Morning Shift checks in with Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter with the Daily Line, for a breakdown of the meeting’s main takeaways.

GUEST: Heather Cherone, managing editor and City Hall reporter at the Daily Line

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