A new investigation by WBEZ, The Daily Line and Crain’s Chicago Business revealed attendance jumped from a D to a B- under Lightoot. Virtual meetings and more accountability for aldermen led to the increase this term. But the number of city council committees has also risen, and some rarely meet despite having six figure budgets.
Reset checks in with two journalists involved in the investigation to learn more.
GUEST: Claudia Morell, WBEZ city political reporter
A.D. Quig, Crain’s Chicago Business government and politics reporter
Alex Nitkin, The Daily Line Cook County and Chicago land use policy reporter