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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at last May’s inauguration. More than 800 students have signed a letter calling on the University to disinvite Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot from speaking at commencement.

Amid calls to boycott Lightfoot’s commencement speech, a look at the Chicago mayor’s history on policing

June 18, 2020

On April 22, Northwestern announced Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as the virtual commencement speaker. In the eight weeks that have since passed, protests against police brutality and racial injustice have...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot waves to the crowd alongside wife Amy and daughter Vivian. She is the first black woman and openly gay mayor.

Making History: How Chicago’s first black woman, openly gay mayor plans to shake up the political machine

May 21, 2019

Lori Lightfoot was sworn in as the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday morning, vowing to transform the city’s government. The historic moment took place in the South Loop’s Wintrust Arena with thousands...

J.B. Pritzker. Pritzker signed a statewide bill that raises the purchasing age of tobacco and nicotine products to 21.

Gov. Pritzker raises smoking age to 21 in Illinois

April 8, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that raises the buying age of nicotine products to 21 in Illinois, according to a Sunday news release. The bill, popularly referred to as Tobacco 21, passed the...

Behind the Byline: Reporter Andres Correa on historic mayoral election and growing up in Chicago

Behind the Byline: Reporter Andres Correa on historic mayoral election and growing up in Chicago

April 7, 2019

[Excerpt of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s victory speech]: “Today you did more than make history. You created a movement for change.” CASSIDY JACKSON: From The Daily Northwestern, I’m Cassidy Jackson....

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle will compete in a runoff for the Chicago mayoral election April 2.

Lightfoot and Preckwinkle advance to runoff in Chicago mayoral election, setting stage for first black woman mayor

February 27, 2019

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle emerged from a crowded field of 14 candidates in the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday. For the next leg of the race, Lightfoot and Preckwinkle will compete in a runoff...

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