Highlight Politics: As Chicago Elections Loom, Metropolis Price range Course of Begins
On this week’s version of Spotlight Politics:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled the city’s projected funds shortfall of $127.9 million and a property tax hike of two.5%.
In the meantime, a brand new challenger has introduced their intentions as Ald. Sophia King jumps into the race. On the identical time, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police has opted to not throw his hat into the ring.
Because the mayoral race unfolds, violent assaults on the CTA have continued and CPD brass is promising to place extra cops on the beat.
In state politics, GOP nominee for governor Darren Bailey tries to shift focus away from current controversial feedback. Nationally, a lot of Republicans have rallied round former President Donald Trump after his house was searched by the FBI.
Our politics workforce of Amanda Vinicky, Heather Cherone and Paris Schutz takes on these tales and extra.