When Mayor Lori Lightfoot took the oath eight months ago, likening herself to the late Mayor Harold Washington in her inauguration speech, she promised to transform Chicago into an inclusive, world-class city. Vowing to improve education and safety in every neighborhood and to put a stop to Chicago’s notorious history of corrupt politics, her platform included a number of progressive reform proposals.
But the critical question is: can Lightfoot really transform Chicago?
In November 2019, seven local news organizations came together to launch the Lens on Lightfoot project, an ongoing news series that aims to examine the Lightfoot administration’s progress toward its stated goals. To accompany our news coverage, we’re now dedicating this next TRiiBE Tuesday to discussing that coverage and hear from residents like you about what you’d like us to look at.
Join us for our next installment of TRiiBE Tuesday on January 14 as we discuss the Lens on Lightfoot project and Lightfoot’s progress as mayor. Admission is FREE with RSVP.
More about Lens on Lightfoot project
Participating newsrooms are the Better Government Association, Block Club Chicago, Chalkbeat Chicago, The Chicago Reporter, as well as The Daily Line, La Raza and The TRiiBE.
Each participating newsroom is bringing its own editorial focus to the project, which will culminate on May 20, 2020, a year after Lightfoot took office. Together the news organizations will provide ongoing and comprehensive reporting on the Lightfoot administration. The Lens on Lightfoot project is supported by the Institute for Nonprofit News, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Joyce Foundation.
More about TRiiBE Tuesday
TRiiBE Tuesday is a monthly panel and discussion series hosted by The TRiiBE, a digital media platform covering Black news and culture in Chicago. Visit thetriibe.com to learn more.ii