Spotlight Politics: Lopez Drops Out of Mayoral Race; García Addresses FTX Donations


Politics in the spotlight: Lopez drops out of mayoral race; García reaches out to FTX donations

In this week’s edition of Politics in the foreground:

Ald. Ray Lopez drops out of mayoral racebut not before launching another stinging attack on incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Campaign donations from collapsed cryptocurrency trading platform FTX leave mayoral candidate and US representative Jesús “Chuy” García with some questions to answer.

Democratic state senator Michael Hastings wins narrow race for re-election despite domestic violence allegations.

And he indicted longtime Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Department) he says he will resign — but not until a day after the February election.

Paris Schutz, Heather Cherone and Amanda Vinicky tackle these stories and more. m by Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone tackles those stories and more.


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