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Lightfoot Resigns From Police Board Indicating Potential Mayoral Run

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot tendered her resignation Monday from the nine-member mayoral appointed body, clearing the way for a possible run for mayor. “I hereby resign from my roles as the President and member of the Chicago Police Board,” she wrote in her resignation letter, adding that she “will continue my efforts to be a passionate advocate for issues that are critical to uplifting the quality of life for all Chicagoans.” In April, Lightfoot said she was mulling a potential mayoral run, but not yet ready to decide. “If I were to make that decision, then I’ll obviously announce it in an appropriate fashion, but I’m not there yet,” she said at the time. She however, has already indicated that vying for the 5th floor of City Hall is a distinct possibility, hiring a fundraising firm, a political consultant, and a pollster. Should she decide to jump in the race, it would mean at least eight candidates running for Mayor of Chicago in 2019 (Sun-Times).

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