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    Tuesday Marks Lightfoot's First Full Day as Chicago Mayor

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrived at the LaSalle Street entrance of City Hall at around 9 a.m. Tuesday, ready for the first full day of her administration. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is retaining several appointees of the previous mayor in key posts, including the city's police superintendent.

    Lightfoot, who was sworn in as mayor on Monday, announced Superintendent Eddie Johnson is among a group of officials from former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration staying on the job. Also staying on is Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson and City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado.

    Lightfoot also held her first Cabinet meeting Tuesday. She said she will hold group meetings with top city officials on a quarterly basis, interspersed with smaller meetings around subjects such as public safety.

    Lightfoot reiterated violence is a major challenge that cannot be "treated as a law enforcement first and only strategy." She says she will have an all-hands-on-deck approach to combat violence.

    Lightfoot Arrives at City Hall for First Full Day as Mayor

    [CHI] Lightfoot Arrives at City Hall for First Full Day as Mayor

    It's the start of a new era in Chicago politics. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is promising reforms, and she is already making changes. Kye Martin reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

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