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Beale: Lightfoot’s ‘dictatorship’ over City Council must end

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The City Council needs to be “turned upside down” — with its own speaker, parliamentarian and attorney and committee chairs it chooses — to end Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “dictatorship,” Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said Thursday.
One day after Lightfoot used a parliamentary maneuver to preserve her 6-mph-over-the-limit ticketing threshold for Chicago speed cameras, Beale argued the mayor’s actions — the latest in a string of disputed mayoral rulings during City Council meetings — underscores the need to shift the balance of power away from the mayor.
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Beale: Lightfoot’s ‘dictatorship’ over City Council must end
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