Chicago mayor under fire for letting aides take off before bloody July 4th weekend

Chicago mayor under fire for letting aides take off before bloody July 4th weekend


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking heat for allowing two top aides to go on vacation ahead of the city’s notoriously bloody July 4 holiday — after vowing “all hands on deck” amid Chi-Town’s shooting scourge.

Lightfoot pledged her administration’s full commitment to battling the city’s horrific bloodshed at a press conference July 2 — while telling the community it needed to do its part, too.

Then it was revealed that her chief of staff was allowed to take off July 1 and July 2, the Thursday and Friday leading up to what has historically been a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago — and at a time the city is suffocating from shootings, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Sources told the outlet that Lightfoot’s deputy mayor for public safety also was out of the office for most of the week leading up to the weekend — during which at least 100 people were shot, including two cops and 11 kids.

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