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Lightfoot Fires Chicago’s Top Cop, Former Madigan Campaign Worker Reaches $275K Settlement

This morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s top cop Eddie Johnson. The mayor said the CPD superintendent "repeatedly lied to her." The move was particularly stunning in its timing. It comes just weeks ahead of his scheduled retirement.

Reset also sits down with political consultant Alaina Hampton. On Friday, Hampton reached a $275,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's political committees. The settlement comes nearly two years after Hampton came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against (Kevin Quinn,) a former top aide to Madigan.

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