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As Chicago is overtaken by violence, Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames guns and the coronavirus

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushed back against President Trump’s demand that schools open for in-person instruction this fall, arguing that it should be a local decision.

'No question' COVID-19 a factor in recent violence in Chicago, says Mayor Lori Lightfoot -

Despite President Donald Trump’s push for nation’s schools to reopen this fall, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the decision should be local

NEW: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now blaming the coronavirus for her city's rising *murder* rate. How ridiculous — Democrats are unable to take responsibility for their obvious "leadership" failures ⬇️

After threats from Mayor Lori Lightfoot over social distancing, Chicago fined 5 businesses and shut down a party boat. “That was unbelievably irresponsible, and there’s going to have to be consequences for them,” Lightfoot said.

"We've got to make sure that we continue to be focused on, what are the root causes of the violence?" says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about her city experiencing a spike in gun violence. "...We're seeing a manifestation of literally decades of neglect in certain neighborhoods."

"We need to make sure that we need to be focused on where the root cause is of the violence," says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about her city experiencing a spike in gun violence. "We are seeing a manifestation of literally decades of neglect in certain neighborhoods."

Irresponsible outrageous and stupidity. Those are three of the words Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot used to describe a crowded boat cruise in Chicago this weekend. She promised there would be consequences. @vincegerasole  reports.

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86 shot, 12 dead in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago this weekend. All 86 victims were black. BLM planning a march this week in honor of the victims. Nahhh, just kidding, they don’t care.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to Aldermen worried about looting and rooting in the city: “You’re 100% full of sh*t.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to people breaking social distancing orders: “We will shut you down, we will cite you and if we need to, we will arrest you and take you to jail.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is wandering the streets in a group of people — not 6 feet apart, harassing people for being outside. She gets called out: “You’re talking about ‘go home’, you go home!” What’s with these politicians breaking their own rules?

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: "I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump... It begins with 'F' and it ends with 'you.'"

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words: It begins with ‘F’ and ends with ‘U’.”

Biden will have a virtual roundtable today at 1 p.m. with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, his campaign says. Usually it would be the president convening such key mayors.

Great to see Chicago’s historic mayoral race between two highly qualified candidates. Congrats to our next mayor, Lori Lightfoot—and Toni Preckwinkle campaigned hard and did us proud. I know that with our city’s heart and Lori’s leadership, Chicago’s best days are still ahead.

Chicago makes history as Lori Lightfoot becomes its first black, female mayor

BREAKING: Lori Lightfoot is apparent winner in Chicago runoff, and is poised to become the city's first black female, first openly gay mayor.

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