Some Aldermen Embrace Lightfoot's Call For Reform

Craig Dellimore
May 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first day in office—and her call to action—have received an enthusiastic response from at least aldermen.

WBBM Political Editor Craig reports from City Hall.

In her inaugural address Monday, Mayor Lightfoot outlined an ambitious agenda that includes new efforts to curb gun violence, expand affordable housing and crack down on aldermen who might use their power for their own gain.

Some new aldermen, like Democratic Socialist Rosanna Rodriguez-Sanchez of the 33rd Ward, were happy to revisit ssues that helped get them elected.

But Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, warns that Lightfoot’s moves to reduce aldermanic power is akin to picking a fight with people whose votes she will need soon.