“Thursday was a peace rally. Friday was a game of corn hole with Black youth. Monday was a Memorial Day ceremony at Grant Park. Tuesday was a press conference about a violent holiday weekend, and a speech at the City Club of Chicago. A Black majority of new committee chairmen approved at the first City Council meeting.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s era of reform has begun with a big victory. On Wednesday, May 29, Lightfoot set the stage for historic change at City Hall as the City Council approved her entire list of aldermen who will serve as new chairmen of the council’s 18 committees. Half of those are Black aldermen who have been blessed with extra political power by Chicago’s first Black female.”