New Mayor of Chicago's Focus Is Fighting 'Hate'

Virginia Kruta
The Daily Caller
Apr. 04, 2019

Lori Lightfoot was elected Mayor of Chicago on Tuesday — and while bankruptcy and violence plague her city, her agenda appears to be focused on stamping out “hate” with regard to the immigrant community.

Lightfoot, the city’s first black female openly-gay mayor, spoke to CNN on Wednesday about her landslide win and her plans for the city.

“I think that the most historic thing was beating the old entrenched Chicago machine and getting such a resounding mandate for change,” said Lightfoot after winning nearly 75 percent of the vote. “That gives me incredible joy and makes me feel very humble.”

[...] "Well, look, we’ve got to do everything we can to speak to and protect our immigrant communities, I spoke at length about that last night, but I also want to make sure that as the city of Chicago gets its fair share of federal tax dollars. So we’re going to stand strong and speak our values and we’re going to keep pushing back against hate, but I’m also going to make sure that we are treated fairly by the federal government."

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