Mayor Lightfoot Proposes Expanding Cannabis Dispensaries in Chicago

Mayor Lightfoot Proposes Expanding Cannabis Dispensaries in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has devised a proposal to ease Chicago’s zoning rules to open marijuana dispensaries downtown. Alderman advanced the mayor’s proposal on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 20201. Lightfoot believes this will make it easier for minority applicants are able to get into the lucrative cannabis industry — which is currently locally dominated by White-owned companies. […]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Will Not Bend on Exclusive Interview Decision

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Will Not Bend on Exclusive Interview Decision

There has been much controversy over Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) proclamation on May 19, 2021,  as she approaches her second anniversary as mayor to grant exclusive interviews to Black or Brown journalists. The mayor stood her ground on her decision Friday, June 11, 2021, during an interview with CNN, raising questions of racial representation […]